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About Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) Electronic Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR Electronic Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR Electronic Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR GAME CHARACTERISTICS

The legendary King Arthur brandished a magic sword. With this unique weapon in his hands, he could not be vanquished!

Test your courage as Excalibur Electronics brings this legendary hero to life!

          • More than 1,000 level settings.
          • Tournament strength - 1750 rating with speed action chess levels.
          • Checkmate training mode with various piece combinations.
          • Large 7-digit LCD with full chessboard display.
          • 16 of the World's greatest chess games stored in memory.
          • Rating feature: gives you your own personal rating after each game.
          • Displays position score evaluation at all times to a tenth of a pawn.
          • Threat warning indicator.
          • Memory save.
          • 32 challenging checkmate problems for you to solve.
          • Chess clock.
          • Special checkmate solving levels.
          • 5-step teaching mode.
          • 34 selectable book openings for play and practice.
          • Requires 3 AA batteries.

Excerpts taken from Excalibur King Arthur user manual and box.

 

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR Electronic Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR Electronic Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR UNIVERSAL VERSION ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

Ron Nelson reported that in 1999 he spent 9 months in 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 on his 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 King Arthur - Universal Version, 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 Arthur - Universal Version was contracted for manufacturing by Excalibur Electronics to the EWIG Industries Hong Kong Office in Kowloon which is a subsidiary of EWIG Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Limited in Macau whose electronic manufacturing factory is situated in the Guangdong Province of China.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) Electronic Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Excalibur King Arthur Universal Version (2003)

Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) Box
Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) User Manual
Excalibur Model 915-3 King Arthur Universal Version (2003) Computer Label

Box

User Manual

Computer Label

Spacious Mind

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics

Ron Nelson

1750 USCF

6/2/2003

$99,00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

915-3

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Samsung

Processor:

SAM47 S3C72P9

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

1.5 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1056 Byte x 4 Bit

Battery Type:

4 x AA

Power Adapter:

6V DC +/-

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

10x12x1.1/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

73

Opening Book:

250 Openings

Take Back:

Available

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 4

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

72 (144 seconds)

Infinite Level:

73

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Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

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