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Mephisto Academy (1989)
“MEPHISTO ACADEMY” Logo taken from Box.

“MEPHISTO ACADEMY” Logo taken from Box.

The Ideal tournament and training chess computer for all who want to learn or improve their chess.

    • Simple to use - only 8 keys needed
    • Has unique 32 character dot matrix LCD display to show information optimally
    • Uses one of the World’s strongest 48 KByte programs
    • User upgrade possible due to use of module technology
    • Use the computer to calculate your own playing strength in ELO points

Tournament applications:

    • ELO tournament function: enter the playing strength in ELO points with which the computer should play against you
    • Tournament level, number of moves and time checks can be freely set
    • Action chess (rapid chess) facility, also with ELO setting
    • Blitz (lightening) chess possible, both time limits separately settable
    • Additional tournament opening book

Training applications:

    • Specific openings training (display shows opening being played)
    • New concept used for the evaluation of the player’s moves by the built-in chess instructor
    • 9 different playing styles possible (!) through the combination of brute force and very special selection methods
    • Playing strength of the computer can be drastically reduced with the help of the “Handicap” function

Excerpts taken out of the “Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Academy” Box (side)

“ELO FUNCTION” Logo used by Mephisto to show chess computers ELO Rating capability.  Picture taken from Box.

“ELO FUNCTION” Logo used by Mephisto to show chess computers ELO Rating capability. Picture taken from Box.

“Mephisto Academy” close up of the picture shown at the front of the Training Book included in the box, written in German by Dr. Helmut Pfleger, Gerd Treppner & Helmut Weigel.

“Mephisto Academy” close up of the picture shown at the front of the Training Book included in the box, written in German by Dr. Helmut Pfleger, Gerd Treppner & Helmut Weigel.

Information

Mephisto Academy (1989)

Mephisto Academy (1989)

Box

Mephisto Academy (1989) Box

Push Button Controls

Mephisto Academy (1989) Push Button Controls

German User Manual

Mephisto Academy (1989) German User Manual

ELO Tournament Function!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Ed Schroeder

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price

DM 998.00

Wiki ELO:

1939

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0732984

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

65C02

8 Bit

4.9152 Mhz

48 KB

8 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC (HGN 5001)

Display Type:

64 Board LED’s 32 Chars Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Auto Sensory Electronic Board

Board Size:

10.3/8” x 10.3/8”

Overall Size:

12.3/8” x 15” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory

Push Buttons

9 Playing Styles

3000 Half Moves

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

30s or 40/20 etc.

Tournament Level:

3 min or 30/2hrs etc

Infinite Level:

Analysis Level

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

102

44

25

33

55.4

2023

3

3

0

0

100.0

2023

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

95

?

?

?

52.1

1950

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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