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Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005)
EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR DELUXE Electronic Chess Computer.

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR DELUXE Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe box.

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!

MAIN EXCALIBUR KINGS ARTHUR DELUXE GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • 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 Deluxe User Manual and Box.

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR DELUXE Electronic Chess Computer.

EXCALIBUR KING ARTHUR DELUXE Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe box.

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 Deluxe, 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 Deluxe 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.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005)

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005)

Box

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005) Box

Model: 915-W

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005) Model 915-W

User Manual

Excalibur King Arthur Deluxe (2005) User Manual

73 Levels of Chess Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

7/15/2005

Manufacturer ELO

1750

Original Price

$99.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

915-W

My Serial #:

K03736

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SAMSUNG SAM47 S3C72P9

4 Bit Single Chip

1.5 MHz

32 KB

512 Byte (1K x 4 Bit)

Battery Operated:

4 x AA

Adapter Option:

6V DC IN +/-

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

10” x 12” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

73

250 Moves

Series of Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes/ Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 4

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

16

Tournament Level:

72 (144 sec)

Infinite Level:

73

Game Information

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