We congratulate you on the purchase of your MEPHISTO BERLIN chess computer.
MEPHISTO BERLIN is a top program of many times worldchampion Richard Lang. The program is written on a 68020 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 26 KByte ROM and 1024 KByte RAM (the so called “hashtables”). 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 180,000 half moves (20,000 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
Excerpts taken out of the “Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Berlin Pro” User Manual
The program module ”LONDON” from Richard Lang was never available officially. It is an update ROM that came out later for these MEPHISTO computers: Almeria, Lyon, Portorose, Vancouver, Genius 68030, Berlin and Berlin Pro, which all could be upgraded to this 1996 “LONDON” program. The “LONDON” program is comparable to the PC program from Richard Lang “CHESS GENIUS 3” which in 1994 beat the World Champion Garry Kasparov at the Intel World Chess Grand Prix 1.5 - 0.5 in two 25 minute games.
Translated from Wiki at Schachcomputer.Info