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EXCALIBUR e-CHESS EXPRESS Features

EXCALIBUR e-CHESS EXPRESS Features

 

FEATURES OF E-CHESS EXPRESS

            • 8 PLAYING LEVELS
            • HINTS FOR COACHING
            • TAKE BACK MISTAKES
            • TEACHING MODE FOR BEGINNING PLAYERS
            • OFF KEY SAVES GAME IN MEMORY
            • AUTOMATIC TURNOFF
            • LCD CHESS BOARD
            • LCD ICONS INDICATE CHECK, CHECKMATE, AND DRAW

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur e-Chess Express User Manual.

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR E-CHESS EXPRESS ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

Ron Nelson spent 9 months developing a new 4 Bit chess program which became the foundation for many future Excalibur models as well as its continued use by Excalibur's successor EB Electronics. The first 4 Bit Model 375 Excalibur LCD Chess was launched in the year 2000. This program can also be found inside many chess computer models sold by other companies such as Radio Shack.

This 4 Bit program seems to be per Nelson's comments an even further slimmed down version of the original Nelson H8 program, compressed into this much smaller hardware and trimmed with many of the features of the original stronger H8 program removed in order to squeeze a workable chess program into the lesser ram space available on the 4 Bit hardware. This included removal of many of the more sophisticated chess routines used in stronger chess programs such as Nelson's Attack Bit Map Tables, much smaller opening books, removal of any pondering routines and excess search routines.

Nelson commented he had a great interest in developing a capable program suitable for any beginning or hobby chess player and thereby finding larger outlets of distribution for the Excalibur chess products.

Excalibur e-Chess Express is a fun program, with its 8 fast response levels it is ideal for most casual players who are interested in a quick game of chess. Excalibur e-Chess Express was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999.

Excalibur e-Chess Express Model 410X-CS-RS was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics by Wide Concepts Limited, Hong Kong was primarily made available to Radio Shack/Tandy Corporation for resale through their 4,000+ stores in 2005.

Wide Concepts Limited established in 1998, specializes in developing and producing various kinds of electronic hand held games, electronic educational games and gift and premium items whose manufacturing likely occurs in China.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 410X-CS-RS E-Chess Express (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 410X-CS-RS E-Chess Express (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur E-Chess Express (2005)

Excalibur Model 410X-CS-RS E-Chess Express (2005) Box
Excalibur Model 410X-CS-RS E-Chess Express (2005) User Manual
Excalibur Model 410X-CS-RS E-Chess Express (2005) Game Control Buttons

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

1400 USCF

5/20/2005

$19.95

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

410X-CS-RS

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Chipmaster

Processor:

50C014

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2.2 MHz

ROM:

14 KB

RAM:

160 Byte SRAM

Battery Type:

3 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

1.1/2x1.1/2 in

2.1/2x5.1/2x3/4 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

8

Opening Book:

34 Book Opening

Take Back:

Available

Position Setup:

Not Available

Position Verify:

Not Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Not Available

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

Not Available

Infinite Level:

Not Available

8 (20 seconds)

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Game Features

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Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

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USCF

CCR 88

CCNS 87

Ply 88

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Class E Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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