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Saitek Companion III (1986)

GARRY KASPAROV

“The COMPANION III is ideally suited to chess enthusiasts and club players”.

November ‘85

“The COMPANION III is ideally suited to chess enthusiasts and club players”.

Garry Kasparov -- World Champion. (November ‘85)

SAITEK COMPANION III

COMPANION III is a sophisticated chess computer which automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard. It has 17 different levels of skill. There are a number of additional features which make all operations easy to understand. You will be sure to appreciate the new instant response program that gives you very fast games in the casual levels.

The computer contains the latest in single-chip microcomputer technology which means that you get a battery life of over 150 hours on three penlite cells (alkaline type). The last position of a game is always stored in memory and retained for up to 2 years. We hope that these features will contribute to your enjoyment of the game.

INSTANT RESPONSE

  • Program has advanced predictive capabilities when thinking in opponent time.

STRONG PROGRAM

  • Can beat 90% of all chess players with its powerful 16K program. Also has teaching and handicap modes.

17 PLAYING LEVELS

  • 8 casual, 4 tournament, 5 special (including speed chess: Blitz, handicap and problem solving up to Mate in 10).

EASY TO USE

  • Take Back moves up to 8 ply.
  • Display Move under consideration
  • Chessboard senses moves.
  • Simple Position verification and Set Up capability.
  • Follows all main rules of chess including 50-move rule, 3-fold repetition, under-promotion etc.

Excerpt taken from the “Saitek Companion III” User Manual and box.

This computer must have been sold during the name transition period when SciSys-W was in the process of being renamed to Saitek. This computer was available as both under Saitek and SciSys-W.

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Saitek Chess Companion III (1986)

Saitek Chess Companion III (1986)

Option Controls

Saitek Chess Companion III (1986) Option Controls

Model 206

Saitek Chess Companion III (1986) Model 206

User Manual

Saitek Chess Companion III (1986) User Manual

Instant Response Chess Computer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

1800

Original Price

199,00 DM

Wiki ELO:

1440

Model #:

206

My Serial #:

R117946

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6301Y

8 Bit Singlechip

8 MHz

16 KB

256 Bytes

Battery Operated:

3 x AA (150 hrs)

Adapter Option:

7-9V DC 100 mA

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s 7 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Push Sensory Board

Board Size:

6.1/4” x 6.1/4”

Overall Size:

12.3/4” x 9.3/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

17

5000 Half Moves (Ply)

8 Half-Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate in 10

Yes / Yes

No / No

Active Level:

4

Tournament Level:

B

Infinite Level:

G

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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