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Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008)
“EINSTEIN CHESS WIZARD”

“EINSTEIN CHESS WIZARD”

Picture taken from Einstein Chess Wizard box.

EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD Model E123

Congratulations on your purchase of EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD. Now, the challenging game of Chess can travel with you anywhere. EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD offers varying levels of challenging computer opponents, has simple, intuitive controls and is an expert chess teacher!

BOOK OPENING TRAINER

LCD CHESS makes it easy for you to learn the same openings that world chess champions play! The names of the openings are;

  1. RUY LOPEZ, OPEN DEFENSE
  2. RUY LOPEZ, ZAITSEV DEFENSE
  3. RUY LOPEZ, EXCHANGE
  4. SCOTCH GAME
  5. SCOTCH FOUR KNIGHTS
  6. GIUOCO PIANO
  7. TWO KNIGHTS DEFENSE
  8. FOUR KNIGHTS
  9. PETROFF’S DEFENSE
  10. SICILLIAN, ALAPIN VARIATION
  11. SICILLIAN, NAJDORF VARIATION
  12. SICILLIAN, DRAGON VARIATION
  13. SICILLIAN, KERES ATTACK
  14. CARO-KANN DEFENSE
  15. PANOV-BOTVINNIK ATTACK
  16. CARO-KANN EXCHANGE VARIATION
  17. QUEEN’S GAMBIT DECLINED
  18. LASKER-DEFENSE, QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED
  19. QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED EXCHANGE VARIATION
  20. SLAV DEFENSE
  21. QUEEN’S GAMBIT ACCEPTED
  22. NIMZO-INDIAN DEFENSE, CLASSICAL VARIATION
  23. NIMZO-INDIAN DEFENSE, RUBINSTEIN VARIATION
  24. SEMI-SLAV DEFENSE
  25. QUEEN’S INDIAN DEFENSE
  26. QUEEN’S INDIAN DEFENSE, PETROSIAN VARIATION
  27. BOGOLUBOW INDIAN DEFENSE
  28. CATALAN
  29. GRUENFELD DEFENSE
  30. KING’S INDIAN DEFENSE
  31. MODERN BENONI DEFENSE
  32. BENKO GAMBIT

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Einstein LCD Chess Wizard” User Manual.

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“Albert Einstein LCD Chess Wizard” Picture taken from Box (back)

According to Ron Nelson, by the time Excalibur Alexandra was conceived, the H8 ROM’s were being phased out of production, therefore computers such as Excalibur Ivan II or Excalibur Alexandra were developed around the SPLB32A processor from the manufacturer Sunplus. This created its own unique set of problems as Nelson’s H8 program had to be translated to work with this new processor which has a 6502 core. This processor had less available RAM therefore in order to make the program fit to these new lower specifications , adjustments were made to the program which included the removal of Nelson’s Attack Bit Map Tables and the commenting out of the Ponder routine, which were both important strength of play features that existed in Nelson’s H8 program. All these adjustments resulted in a new lesser strength chess program for use with the SPLB32A with its own unique play behavior.

This program was also used later for many other Excalibur chess computers with various adaptations to different processing chips. Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard running on a Sitronix 65C02S cpu, was one of the last computers to be sold using this program prior to Excalibur’s bankruptcy and sale to EB Electronics on Wednesday July 1st, 2009.

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard was produced for Excalibur by Wide Concepts Limited in Hong Kong.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

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Information

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008)

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008)

Box (front)

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008) Box (front)

LCD Display

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008) LCD Display

User Manual

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard (2008) User Manual

LCD Chess Wizard!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

5/24/2008

Manufacturer ELO

1750

Original Price

$29.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

E123

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SITRONIX ST2064B 65C02S CPU

8 Bit Single Chip

2 MHz

64 KB

2.375 KB

Battery Operated:

2 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Size:

1.1/2” x 1.1/2”

Overall Size:

6” x 3” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

56

32 Popular Book Opening

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

F030

Tournament Level:

40 T120

Infinite Level:

FinF

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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