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MAIN KRYPTON CHALLENGE MODEL 5T-938 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

CHANGING STYLES:  Your computer can play 9 different styles ranging from ultra-cautious play when the program is White and ultra-aggressive play when the program is Black (style number 1), to ultra-aggressive play when the program is White to ultra-cautious play when it is Black (style number 9). The normal style of play is number 5.

WHY NOT?  After the computer has made a move you can ask it the question “Why did you not play .....” and suggest a different move. The computer will then tell you what it expected you to play in reply if it had chosen your suggested move. (This will not always be the best move but it will be a move which the computer considered strong enough to counteract your suggested move.

USER PROGRAMMABLE EVALUATION FUNCTION:   Every chess program needs to know how to evaluate a chess position. It does so using an Evaluation Function which gives a point-score to various features of the chess position, such as king attack, material, mobility, center control, etc, Associated with each of these features is a weighting which tells the program how much importance to attach to a feature.

Your chess computer allows you to change these weightings so that you, the user, are programming the computer to play in a particular way. For each feature the normal weighting is 10. The minimum weighting is 0 (when this feature would be completely ignored).  The maximum is 99 (when this feature will be given 10 times its normal importance).

              The features are:

              • Pin against the enemy queen.
              • Pawn structure around the king.
              • King attack by pieces.
              • Aggressive play by White's pieces.
              • Aggressive play by Black's pieces.
              • Doubled pawns.
              • Rooks on open and half-open files.

As an example of fun you can have, try changing the weighting of the king attack feature to 99 for both White and Black. This will make the program play very aggressively.

Excerpts taken from the KRYPTON CHALLENGE user manual.

 

Krypton Challenge has the same program as Krypton Regency, Krypton Comet, Systema Challenge and CXG Legend II. The hardware and software is also very closely related to Excalibur Ivan and Excalibur Igor with features such as the 100 levels almost identical.

 

Information on Krypton Model 5T-938 Challenge (1994) Electronic Chess Computer
Krypton Model 5T-938 Challenge (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Krypton Challenge (1994)

Krypton Model 5T-938 Challenge (1994) LCD Display
Krypton Model 5T-938 Challenge (1994) User Manual
Krypton Model 5T-938 Challenge (1994) Game Control Buttons

LCD Display

User Manual

Control Buttons

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Timorite Ltd.

Gyula Horvath

2200 USCF

1994

$129,00

1800

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

5T-938

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

H8/3256

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

10 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1 KB

Battery Type:

4 x AA

Power Adapter:

9V DC 5 mA

Display:

LCD 4P7S 16LED

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

12x10x7/8

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

100

Opening Book:

3000 Positions

Take Back:

16 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 6

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

93

Infinite Level:

94

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USCF

CCR 95

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

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1985

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1861

1878

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