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CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985)

The CXG Advanced Star Chess has an unusual design, but with it’s 4.1/2” width and 1” depth you can easily slip it into your inside jacket pocket and sneak a game or two while you are at work. Especially if you remove the bulky plastic cover that is meant to protect the chess board and control buttons. The cover is a little loose fitting and therefore can be a nuisance if you are carrying the computer around.

The chess pieces are stored in a compartment that is situated along the right edge of the unit. The pieces are quite large and therefore easy to manipulate on the small 3” sensory peg board.

The move display lights are on the right side and across the top of the sensory peg board which at first takes a little getting used to.

The CXG Advanced Star Chess has 44 levels of play. Sixteen of these levels are Tournament levels from 40 moves in 1 minute to 40 moves in 10 Hours. A further sixteen levels are Countdown levels starting at 1 minute per game to 10 hours per game. Therefore you have a lot of variety to choose from for Blitz, Speed and Tournament chess. There are another eight entertainment levels suitable for the beginner, where the computer tries to match your strength. The final four levels cover mate search and infinite search, as well as demonstrations for normal play and blitz.

The CXG Advanced Star Chess has a neat option where you can change its play style for additional variety. There are four play styles available to you. Normal play, Attacking play, Aggressive play and Positional play. These play style options effectively quadruple the amount of play levels that you can set. You will also most likely keep busy for hours trying to figure out which play style is the most interesting and strongest.

The CXG Advanced Star Chess has an Opening Book of 6000 half moves and 1000 opening variations. But if you want more, you can also add your favorite killer opening lines into the computer. This however is limited to 240 half-moves.

In 1985 when the CXG Advanced Star Chess first came to the market, it was quite unique when considering all its build-in features.

Its playing strength is not bad either as it should keep most players up to 1900 USCF entertained for a very long time.

Information

CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985)

CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985)

Sensory Peg Board

CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985) Sensory Peg Board

User Manual

CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985) User Manual

Button Controls

CXG Advanced Star Chess (1985) Push Button Controls

User Programmable Opening Book Function!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

CXG / Newcrest Technology Ltd.

Kaare Danielsen

Year:

1985

Manufacturer ELO

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Original Price

$199.00

Wiki ELO:

1583

Model #:

CXG - 211

My Serial #:

138158

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6301Y

8 Bit Single Chip

2 Mhz

16 KB

2.25 KB

Battery Operated:

1 x 9V DC

Adapter Option:

9V DC 5 mA   -   3.5 mm Plug

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED + 8 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Peg

Board Size:

3.1/8” x 3.1/8”

Overall Size:

7.5/8” x 4.1/2” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Peg Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

44

6000 Half Moves

60 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 12

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

Level A7

Tournament Level:

Level B4

Infinite Level:

Level F3

Game Information

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