Click to go back to the Excalibur Electronics Inc. Chess Computer Collection
About Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR LCD CHESS & CHECKERS MODEL 375-2

Congratulations on your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ innovative LCD Chess & Checkers! You've purchased both your own personal chess trainer and a partner who's always ready for a game -- and who can improve as you do!

Excalibur's LCD Chess & Checkers is designed so that it can be held comfortably and used with one hand.

Your Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers is packed with features! Each key has two labels. To activate the feature named below the key, just press the key. To enjoy the feature given above the key, first press 2nd/NEXT and then the key.

 

Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers Model 375-2 - Picture taken from box

Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers Model 375-2 - Picture taken from box

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR LCD CHESS & CHECKERS MODEL 375-2 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

          • Tournament Strength
          • Threat Warning Indicator.
          • Selectable Opening Lines of Play and Learning.
          • Replays Historical Great Chess Games with Special Scoring.
          • 32 Mate Problems for you to Solve.
          • TEACH Mode for Beginner Players.
          • Mate Trainer for Advanced Players.
          • Auto-play to Watch Computer Play Both Sides.
          • INFO Mode to See What Computer is Thinking.

 

BOOK OPENING TRAINER

LCD Chess makes it easy for you to learn the same openings that world chess champions play! At the beginning of a game, you may choose to learn one of 34 popular book opening ways to begin the game used by chess masters. Press MODE, then OPTIONS, to display OPEN, and then press the right or left DIRECTION to select the number of the opening you want to learn. (See below.) Then press the CLEAR key to return to normal play.

Now play a move. If your move is not the correct opening move, an error buzz will sound. To learn the correct move press HINT. When the computer comes back with its move, you will briefly see the word OPEN on the screen if you have another opening move to make. If the word OPEN does not appear, you may continue normal play. You have completed the training for that opening line. The names of the openings are:

            • 1. Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation
            • 2. Ruy Lopez, Closed Defense
            • 3. Ruy Lopez, Open Defense
            • 4. Ruy Lopez Archangel Defense
            • 5. Giuoco Piano
            • 6. Scotch Game
            • 7. Four Knights
            • 8. Petroff Defense
            • 9. Vienna Game
            • 10. Sicilian, Classical Defense
            • 11. Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon
            • 12. Sicilian, Rossolimo Attack
            • 13. Sicilian, Dragon Variation
            • 14. Sicilian, Scheveningen Variation
            • 15. Sicilian, Najdorf Variation
            • 16. Sicilian, Moscow Variation
            • 17. Caro-Kann Defense
            • 18. Panov-Botvinnik Attack
            • 19. French Defense, Winawer Variation
            • 20. French Defense, Classical Defense
            • 21. French Defense, McCutcheon Variation
            • 22. French Defense, Tarrasch Variation
            • 23. Queen’s Gambit Accepted
            • 24. Queen’s Gambit Declined
            • 25. Queen’s Gambit, Semi-Slav Defense
            • 26. Queen’s Gambit, Tarrasch Defense
            • 27. Queen’s Gambit, Slav Defense
            • 28. Nimzo-Indian Defense, Rubinstein Variation
            • 29. Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical Variation
            • 30. Queen’s Indian Defense
            • 31. Queen’s Indian Defense,Petrosian Variation
            • 32. Bogo-Indian Defense
            • 33. Gruenfeld Defense
            • 34. King’s Indian Defense

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers Model 375-2 user manual

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR CHESS & CHECKERS MODEL 375-2 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

In 1999 Ron Nelson 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 LCD Chess & Checkers, 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.

The manufacturing of Excalibur LCD Chess & Checkers Model 375-2 was contracted to Same Time Limited in Hong Kong.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003)

Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) Box
Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) Computer Label
Excalibur Model 375-2 LCD Chess & Checkers (2003) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

1455

-

T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

-

-

-

-

-

-

MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

1750 USCF

4/1/2003

$49.95

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

375-2

My Serial #:

CC093777

Processor OEM

Samsung

Processor:

SAM47 S3C72P9

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

1.5 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1056 Byte x 4 Bit

Battery Type:

3 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

2x2 in

2.3/8x5.3/4x1 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

73

Opening Book:

34 Book Opening

Take Back:

Available

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 3

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

72 (129 seconds)

Infinite Level:

73

30

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

-

-

-

1604

1541

Class C Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

The Spacious Mind
Tournaments
Tests
Computers
Emulators
DOS Chess
Engines
Links
PDAs
Windows
Books
Consoles
Collection
Ratings
The Spacious-Mind Homepage