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Mephisto Berlin (1992) Electronic Chess Computer
MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 2350 US-ELO FOR CHESS MASTERS,

MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 2350 US-ELO FOR CHESS MASTERS,

Picture taken from a Mephisto Product Leaflet.

Dear chess player,

We congratulate you on the purchase of your MEPHISTO BERLIN chess computer.

MEPHISTO BERLIN is a top program of many times world champion Richard Lang. The program is written on a 68000 Motorola microprocessor, a powerful unit that provides the excellent chess program with an optimal strength.

The laptop design of the MEPHISTO BERLIN makes it easy to take it wherever you want to. Flat pieces are included, which turns your MEPHISTO BERLIN into an ideal travel computer. Concerning the normal chess pieces, you have the choice between three colors: modern silver, stylish grey and black.

The BERLIN program has 128 K Byte ROM and 512 K Byte RAM (the so called hash tables). Its knowledge about pawn structures and its singular extensions algorithm gives MEPHISTO BERLIN a very high playing strength, tactical, positional, as well as in the endgame. This, combined with a large and varied opening library consisting of 100,000 half moves (11,000 variations), makes MEPHISTO BERLIN the ideal chess partner.

But MEPHISTO BERLIN has even more to offer. It is your chess trainer as well and warns you for mistakes. You have an unlimited number of playing levels to choose from. It is also possible to change the style of the opening library (choose from NORMAL, CLASSIC, MODERN and BLITZ). At the same time you can store 50 games in MEPHISTO’s permanent memory.

We are proud to offer you the elegant combination of modern styling and high playing strength. We are sure that your diabolically clever chess partner will give you many hours of chess pleasure.

Your MEPHISTO team

Hegener + Glaser AG, Munich

      MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

      • 68000 Microprocessor.
      • 12 MHz Clock Speed.
      • 128 K byte Program Memory (ROM).
      • 512 K byte Working Memory (RAM).
      • PERMANENT MEMORY: Stores about 50 games (even when the unit is switched off).
      • DISPLAY: 32-character dot matrix display (5x8 dots per character).
      • OPERATION: Menu-driven dialog system with 4 cursor keys, 2 control keys (ENT and CL) and 2 NEW GAME keys.

      PROGRAM:

      • Lambda strategy (a mixture of Shannon A and B) with extensive chess knowledge and so-called pattern recognition of pawn structures.
      • Opening library with about 11,000 variations (about 100,000 half-moves). Automatic recognition of transpositions and reversal of colors.
      • Extensive use of endgame strategies.

      PLAYING LEVELS:

      • 10 normal levels (average time per move).
      • 10 tournament levels (different time controls).
      • 16 problem levels (mate in 1 to 16).
      • 30 analysis levels (variable search depth).
      • 1 correspondence chess level (“infinite”).
      • 10 “easy” levels for beginners (makes occasional mistakes)
      • 10 handicap levels (matches opponent's thinking time).
      • 10 quick play levels (with countdown mode).
      • User-programmable level (allows user to program any desired setting of time limits and number of moves for both sides and both 1st and 2nd time controls).
      • CHESS CLOCK: Four-time or countdown clock.
      • POWER; Mains (HGN 5004A).

Excerpts taken out of the Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Berlin User Manual

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Mephisto Berlin (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mephisto Berlin (1992)

Mephisto Berlin (1992) Protective Cover
Mephisto Berlin (1992) Computer Label
Mephisto Berlin (1992) User Manual

Protective Cover

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

2190

2136

T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

2434

2391

2435

2263

1576

2141

MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

2200 German

1992

$795.00

2190

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

235917

Processor OEM

Motorola

Processor:

68000

Speed:

Type:

16 Bit

12 MHz

ROM:

128 KB

RAM:

512 KB

Battery Type:

Not Available

Power Adapter:

9V DC HGN 5001

Display:

2x16 Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

7.5/8x7.5/8 in

13.3/8x10.1/4x1.4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

Unlimited Levels

Opening Book:

100K Half Moves

Take Back:

Complete Game

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

11 Ply Main Var.

Solve Mate:

Mate in 16

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

34 ply max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

TOURN 40/2 Hrs

Infinite Level:

INFIN

NORML 04-30S

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR 1995

CCNS 1995

Ply 1995

FIDE

USCF

2311

2300

2305

2212

2276

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