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ABOUT SAITEK KASPAROV CENTURION MODEL K08 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

We'd like to welcome you to the exciting world of computer chess! Whether you're just starting to learn about this great game or you're already a seasoned player, using your new chess computer will give you the opportunity to discover so much more about chess than you ever thought possible! Take a look through this manual to get an overview of your computer's capabilities — all the special features and modes, all the unique options and playing levels. And take advantage of them over time, one by one! You'll have great fun — and you'll never look at chess the same way again! Your computer knows all the rules of chess — and it will never cheat! For those of you who haven't played before, we have included a brief overview of the rules to get you started. For more detailed information, why not visit your local library, where you're sure to find lots of interesting chess books!

 

SAITEK KASPAROV CENTURION MODEL K08 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

BRONSTEIN CLOCK

One interesting feature on several Saitek chess computers is the Bronstein Clock:

On the Blitz and Tournament levels, you have a fixed amount of time for each game, and the remaining time decreases as you think. On these levels, players often find themselves running out of time towards the end of the game, struggling to try and make good moves in a hurry, and often ending up making inferior moves instead.

The Bronstein Clock option offers special time controls that can help alleviate such problems. This is accomplished by adding a certain amount of time back to your remaining time after each move, where the remaining time for the whole game is only reduced if you go over this fixed time level.  Here's an example: Let's say you're playing Blitz Level D4, where you have a total of 20 minutes for the whole game.  Activating the Bronstein +b0:10 option will give you a maximum 10 seconds time compensation per move (added after you make your move). Note that you can't gain extra time or increase overall thinking time by playing each move more quickly, since:

  • If you use 7 seconds to make your move, only 7 seconds will be added back to your total remaining time, not 10 seconds. If you use 10 seconds or more to make your move, only 10 seconds will be added back to your total remaining time.

Press OPTION three times to select the Bronstein Clock Mode. Then press ENTER repeatedly to select your desired Bronstein Clock setting, as described below:

 

          BRONSTEIN CLOCK SETTINGS DISPLAY

          • Bronstein Clock off ...................................................... -bron
          • Maximum of 1 sec. added after each move ...... +b0:01
          • Maximum of 2 sec. added after each move ...... +b0:02
          • Maximum of 3 sec. added after each move ...... +b0:03
          • Maximum of 5 sec. added after each move ...... +b0:05
          • Maximum of 10 sec. added after each move .... +b0:10
          • Maximum of 20 sec. added after each move .... +b0:20
          • Maximum of 30 sec. added after each move .... +b0:30

 

Excerpts taken from the SAITEK KASPAROV CENTURION user manual and box.

 

Information on Saitek Kasparov Model K08 Centurion (1998) Electronic Chess Computer
Saitek Kasparov Model K08 Centurion (1998) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Saitek Kasparov Centurion (1998)

Saitek Kasparov Model K08 Centurion (1998) Box
Saitek Kasparov Model K08 Centurion (1998) Computer Label
Saitek Kasparov Model K08 Centurion (1998) User Manual

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Computer Label

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Saitek Industries

Frans Morsch

2200 USCF

1998

195,00

1979 SSDF

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

K08

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

H8/3214

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

20/2=10 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1 KB

Battery Type:

4 x C Cell

Power Adapter:

9V DC +/- 300 mA

Display:

LCD4P7S16LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

7.7/8x7.7/8 in

13x10x1.1/4 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

64

Opening Book:

6000 Half moves

Take Back:

34 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate-in-8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

20 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

C5

Infinite Level:

B8

A8

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other  Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

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Human Rating

USCF

CCR 95

CCNS 95

Ply 95

FIDE

USCF

2129

2136

2121

2046

2107

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