The Kilobyte's Gambit: chess in 1KB of JavaScript

I wasn’t sure whether to put this here or on LOGiCFACE or even Cultrface since it references The Queen’s Gambit but the IOC deems chess a sport so I’m going with that.

The Kilobyte’s Gambit is a chess simulator in 1KB of JavaScript. The original program was created by Oscar Toledo G. and the animated game itself was created by Matt Round with graphics from Pinot W. Ichwandardi.

Just two days ago, Oscar created a version of The Kilobyte’s Gambit that could run on an old PC with CGA graphics.

In case you didn’t notice it (or more probably you are young enough to not remember CGA graphics!!!), all the graphics are done in 320×200 pixels using only four colors. Exactly the colors available in an old CGA video card sold in 1983. But some CGA cards could be connected to a NTSC TV and show 16 colors by interleaving different combinations of the four colors.

You can download that version on his website and check out The Kilobyte’s Gambit via

As for how I fared… I’d rather not talk about it, mate.

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