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Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979)

MODEL UCC10 CHESS CHALLENGER 10 UPGRADE

The “U” in UCC10 likely stands for Upgrade, meaning a previous Chess Challenger 1 or Chess Challenger 3 computer was used to upgrade into a Chess Challenger 10.

BOOK OPENINGS

CHESS CHALLENGER UCC10 has been programmed to initiate and follow the opening lines of a broad vocabulary of book openings (e.g. French Defense, Ruy Lopez, Giuoco Piano, Sicilian, Queen’s Gambit Declined.)

CHESS LEVELS

The UCC10 Levels are slightly different to the regular Fidelity Chess Challenger 10. The Average Response Times per move for each UCC10 Level are as follows:

    • CL1 - BEGINNER -- 3 seconds.
    • CL2 - INTERMEDIATE -- 10 seconds.
    • CL3 - EXPERIENCED -- 50 seconds.
    • CL4 - ADVANCED -- 1:20 minutes.
    • CL5 - TOURNAMENT LEVEL -- 3 minutes.
    • CL6 - TOURNAMENT PRACTICE -- 6 minutes.
    • CL7 - SUPERIOR -- 12 minutes.
    • CL8 - EXPERT -- 20 minutes.
    • CL9 - POSTAL CHESS -- 1:10 hours.
    • CL10 - MATE-IN-2 -- 15 minutes.

Excerpts taken from “Fidelity UCC10 Chess Challenger 10 UPGRADE” User manual.

“FIDELITY CHESS CHALLENGER UCC10” Owner Manual.

“FIDELITY CHESS CHALLENGER UCC10” Owner Manual.

Picture taken from a Fidelity UCC10 User Manual..

Information

Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979)

Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979)

LCD Display

Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979) LCD Display

User Manual

Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979) User Manual

Control Buttons

Fidelity Chess Challenger 10 Upgrade (1979) Control Buttons

10 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Fidelity International

Ron Nelson

Year:

1979

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$495.00

Wiki ELO:

1153

Model #:

UCC10

My Serial #:

26942

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Z80

8 Bit

4 Mhz

4 KB

0.5 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC

Display Type:

4-Charachter LCD 7 Segments

Board Type:

Non Electronic

Board Size:

7” x 7”

Overall Size:

1.1/82” x 8” x 1.1/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Keypad

Touch Sensory Keypad

10

70+ Positions

No

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 2

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

CL 3 (50 seconds av)

Tournament Level:

CL 5

Infinite Level:

CL 9 (24 hours)

Game Information

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