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About Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Albert Einstein - New theme for 2008

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.

  • Einstein Touch Chess features a threat indicator, automatic scoring, game timer, undo key and more!
  • Hint option acts as a virtual chess coach to help players master this game of strategy and logic.
  • 1 or 2 players so you can train yourself or dominate your friends!
  • Memory save so you can resume a game anytime
  • 32 grandmaster openings that train you to think like a pro!
  • Intuitive touch screen controls

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..

 

Information on Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur Einstein Touch Chess (2008)

Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) Box
Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) User Manual
Excalibur Model ET404 EinsteinTouch Chess (2008) Dot Matrix LCD Chess Board

Box

User Manual

Dot Matrix LCD

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

1570

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T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

2000 USCF

1/18/2008

$49.95

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

ET404

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Sitronix

Processor:

ST2064B 65C02S

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

64 KB

RAM:

2432 x 8 Bit

Battery Type:

2 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

4.1/2x3x3/4 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

56

Opening Book:

32 Openings

Take Back:

Available

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

40 T120

Infinite Level:

FinF

F030

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess  Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1692

1656

Class B Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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