Albert Einstein - New theme for 2008.
EINSTEIN TOUCH CHESS MODEL ET404
For chess on the go, no other device provides the same level of fun and excitement as Einstein Touch Chess. More than 56 Levels of play will keep players of all skill levels playing their best.
His name has become synonymous with genius. Albert Einstein was the greatest physicist of modern times. With only his finely tuned mind, with no team of assistants and without even the use of a computer, Einstein shook and reshaped science--from our understanding of the properties of light and energy to the makeup of our entire universe.
Now he lends his name to Excalibur's Brain Games series, a collection of games meant to stimulate, challenge and develop your mind--while you have fun!
Excerpts taken from the Excalibur Einstein Touch Chess box.
MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN TOUCH CHESS 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 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 Einstein Touch Chess is a very playable and capable chess program ideal for most players was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999.
Excalibur Einstein Touch Chess Model ET404 was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics in the Shenzen Province of China..