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Fidelity Designer 1500 Chess Coach (1990)
DESIGNER 1500

DESIGNER 1500

Picture taken from Fidelity Designer 1500 box.

DESIGNER 1500 designed by Franco Rocco, Milan, Italy

IT’S YOU AGAINST THE COMPUTER!

Fast -- Powerful -- Sleek Styling -- For Beginners to Advanced Players.

      • 8 Levels of playing strength.
      • Easy to play -- sensory playing surface automatically records your moves and lights up computer’s moves.
      • Coaching feature suggests moves for you to make.
      • Selectable book openings.
      • Take-back feature -- If you make a mistake, or want to change the direction of the game. You may take back one or as many as 2 half moves!
      • Fast countermoves -- The computer starts calculating its next move while you are thinking about your move enabling it to respond quickly.
      • Problem solving mode.
      • Uses 4 “AA” alkaline batteries or AC adaptor.

Excerpts taken from “Fidelity Designer 1500 Box (inside flap).

DESIGNER 1500

DESIGNER 1500

Picture taken from Fidelity Designer 1500 computer.

Information

Fidelity Designer 1500 Chess Coach (1990)

Fidelity Designer 1500 Chess Coach (1990)

Box

Fidelity Designer 1500 Chess Coach (1990) Box

USCF “Play Chess”

Fidelity Designer 1500 (1990) USCF Play Chess Instructional VHS Video Tape

User Manual

Fidelity Designer 1500 Chess Coach (1990) User Manual

It’s You Against The Computer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Fidelity International

Ron Nelson

Year:

1988

Manufacturer ELO

1500 USCF

Original Price

$149.00

Wiki ELO:

1300

Model #:

6111 W/Tape

My Serial #:

82396977

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

80C50

8 Bit

6 Mhz

4 KB

256 Byte

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AA Size)

Adapter Option:

9V AC Adapter

Display Type:

16 Board LED’s 7 also used for Info.

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

7.3/4” x 7.3/4”

Overall Size:

11.3/4” x 11.3/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Touch Sensory Controls

8

100 Half Moves

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate-in-2

No / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

4

Tournament Level:

7

Infinite Level:

8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

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

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

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