TIGER CHESS GRAND MASTER
WHAT IS A CHESS COMPUTER?
A chess computer is a traditional board with real chess pieces and electronic circuits which respond to the position of the pieces on the board. An important benefit is that you can play a game of chess against your computer when a human opponent is not available. You can do this at any time, and even switch off in the middle of a game and start again later, because the computer will remember exactly where all the pieces are even when it is switched off.
If you are a beginner at chess the computer’s advanced teaching mode will help you to learn the game, to learn about all the chess pieces and how they move.
Finally, do not think that you have no chance against the computer. It has many levels of skill and if you start off by playing on the lowest level you should find that as you get used to playing the computer you will learn more about the game and have a good chance of winning, As you improve and want a more challenging game you simply increase the level of skill you choose.
Your computer is an ideal opponent. It is ready to play you at any time, as often as you like, at whatever level of skill you choose.
TIGER CHESS GRENADIER MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
- Master-Strength table to chess computer with multilingual 16 character dot matrix LCD display.
- Estimated ELO Rating: Master.
- Infinite number of level settings.
- Sensory Chess Board.
- Includes an interactive Teaching System.
- Computer announces when pieces can be taken and why.
- Computer announces when Player makes a mistake and why.
- Includes ACTION CHESS Mode.
- Take-Back move function.
- Large LCD Display (16 characters Dot Matrix).
- Multilingual messages (choose from English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish & Italian.
- Teaching messages.
- Game analysis.
- State of the game.
- Moves, using conventional chess notation.
- Preprogrammed opening book (more that 20,000 moves).
- Includes a player rating system to measure your progress.
TIGER CHESS GRENADIER has a large number of widely differing levels of skill. You select the level by telling it how much thinking time it is allowed for its moves. This instruction can take various forms. You may tell it (for instance) to play at an average of ten seconds per move. Or you can make it play “Action” chess, with a total of thirty minutes for the whole game. Or it may play “tournament” chess at a rate of forty moves in two hours -- etc.
- USER ADAPTABLE LEVELS - On this level the computer calculates the average time you have taken over your past 6 moves and will respond in the same average time. If you slow down, the computer will also slow down. If you start to play more quickly the computer will also play more quickly.
- INSTANT LEVELS - These are the fastest and weakest levels, and your computer will respond almost instantly on every move. The playing strength improves progressively from instantaneous level 1 (the weakest of this group of levels) to instantaneous level 6 (the strongest of this group).
- FIXED TIME LEVELS - On these levels the computer will respond on exactly the specified amount of time.
- AVERAGE TIME LEVELS - The computer will take an average of the specified amount of time.
- SUDDEN DEATH LEVELS - These are also called “Countdown” levels. The computer will try to make all of its moves in a fixed amount of time. When set to any of these levels the computer will display the total amount of time taken by each of the players (instead of the amount of taken for a particular move). When either player consumes the permitted total time, the sour beep sounds 5 times (although the game can still continue).
- TOURNAMENT LEVELS - The computer will play within the specified rate. The clocks will show the total time consumed. Time saved during the first time period can be added to the next time period.
- MATE (PROBLEM-SOLVING LEVELS - On these levels, the computer will try to find a forced mate within a specified number of moves.
- INFINITE LEVEL - On this level the computer will go on thinking until you press the MOVE key.
- ACTION CHESS - There is a rate of play which has become extremely popular throughout the chess world during the past few years. This is known as “ACTION CHESS” and was first introduced by FIDE, the International Chess Federation, as a way to promote the game amongst people who do not have sufficient time to play in tournaments that lasted several days. With “ACTION CHESS” rate of play, each player must make all of the moves in 30 minutes or less.
Excerpts taken from the “Tiger Chess Grenadier” user manual and box.
This is the only chess computer that has a program from Christian Donninger the famous author of NIMZO and BRUTUS chess programs and engines. He was also the main programmer of Hydra which at one time was one of the stongest chess computers in the World.
Millennium introduced the same computer with the name MILLENNIUM GENESIS in 1999, but it was never sold commercially.