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Chafitz Boris Diplomat (1979)

The History of chess

In the fifth century A. D.. a game called “chaturanga” made its appearance in historical records in northwestern India. “Chaturanga” as it was played then is easily recognizable, with few differences, as our modern chess. The game spread west into Persia, and from thence along the ancient trade routes to the shores of the Mediterranean, reaching Europe by about 1000 A. D. The Norman Conquest brought chess with it into England; the Spanish soldiers and French explorers introduced it first into the New World of the Americas. By the 17th century chess had developed the exact form we enjoy today, although slight rule variations have been added, and fashion in strategy continue to change from decade to decade.

Your BORIS DIPLOMAT unit

BORIS DIPLOMAT has been designed for ease and flexibility of operation, using the most dependable circuitry available. He should provide you with many hundreds of hours of chess enjoyment. Here are several things you should know in order to get the most out of BORIS DIPLOMAT.

BORIS DIPLOMAT operates of 6 non-rechargeable alkaline AA battery cells, or through his A/C power adapter plugged into a 110V wall outlet. To open the battery compartment for changing batteries, slide a pen knife, nail file, or similar tool under the edge of the compartment lid and snap it open.

Note that when the power adapter is in use, the batteries are automatically disconnected, thus prolonging battery life.

BORIS DIPLOMAT’S power adapter is a small transformer. It is normal for it to be slightly warm and emit a low volume bussing sound when in use. If you are interrupted during a game, you may leave BORIS DIPLOMAT switched on for several days safely. BORIS DIPLOMAT will be ready to continue as soon as you are.

BORIS DIPLOMAT’S design encourages mobile chess playing. The peg-in chess pieces will not slip off the board, losing a hard won position, if the unit is moved. The 16 holes at the side and top of the board are used to set aside captured pieces during a game. Using alkaline batteries, BORIS DIPLOMAT should be able to play up to 9 hours of chess with you -- anywhere.

Excerpts taken from the “Boris Diplomat” User Manual

Information

Boris Diplomat (1979) - Blue Version

Boris Diplomat (1979) - Blue Version

Controls

Boris Diplomat (1979) - Blue Version - Controls

Display

Boris Diplomat (1979) - Blue Version - Display

User Manual

Boris Diplomat (1979) - Blue Version - User Manual

Boris is King

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Chafitz Inc. / Applied Concepts Inc

David Lindsay/David Slate?

Year:

1979

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price:

$99

Wiki ELO:

1267

Model #:

?

My Serial #:

J20561

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

7839

8 Bit

1 Mhz

2.5 Kb

256 byte

Battery Operated:

6 AA

Adapter Option:

9VDC 60Hz

Display Type:

8 Pos 16 Segment

Board Type:

Peg Board Non Electronic

Board Size:

3.1/4” x 3.1/4”

Overall Size:

8” x 7” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Control Keypad

Touch Control Keypad

1 Sec - 100 Hrs

No Book

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

No

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

30 Sec

Tournament Level:

3 Min

Infinite Level:

10 Hrs

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

43

11

8

24

34.9

923

16

3

2

11

25.00

1070

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2007/2008- UNDER 1400 ELO CHESS COMPUTER CHAMPIONSHIP - STAGE 1 BLUE SECTION GROUP F

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2007

9

16

8 TH

1267

1070

COMPLETE

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