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Mephisto Berlin Pro London Ugrade (1996)
MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL Electronic Chess Computer.

MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Mephisto Berlin Professional computer.

MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL LONDON UPGRADE

Besides impressive playing strength, your MEPHISTO BERLIN offers you a large number of special features, in keeping with its status as world champion.

MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL LONDON UPGRADE MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • 68020 Microprocessor.
    • 24.567 MHz Clock Speed.
    • 256 Kbyte Program Memory (ROM).
    • 1,024 Kbyte 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 dialogue 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 20,000 variations (about 180,000 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).

MEPHISTO LONDON

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

Information

Mephisto Berlin Pro London Upgrade (1996)

Mephisto Berlin Pro London Upgrade (1996)

Protective Cover

Mephisto Berlin Pro London Upgrade (1996) Protective Cover

Serial: 235936

Mephisto Berlin Pro London Upgrade (1996) Serial: 235936

User Manual

Mephisto Berlin Pro London Upgrade (1996) User Manual

Software Based On “Chess Genius 3” From Richard Lang

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

Year:

1996

Manufacturer ELO

2500

Original Price

$995.00 + $295.00 for upgrade ROM

Wiki ELO:

2250

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

235936

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

68020

32 Bit

24 Mhz

256 KB

1024 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC (HGN 5004A)

Display Type:

64 Board LED’s 2x16 Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

7.5/8 x 7.5/8”

Overall Size:

13.3/8” x 10.1/4” x 1.3/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Chessboard

Push Buttons

Unlimited

180,000 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 16

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

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

151

70

36

45

58.3

2263

3

1

0

0

100.0

n/a

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

111

37

46

28

54.1

2255

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

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TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008/10

18

1

Ongoing

2271

N/A

In Progress

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