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About Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR LCD CHESS EXPRESS MODEL 375X-JC

Congratulations on your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ LCD Chess! 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 LCD Chess Express Model 375X-JC - Picture taken from box

Excalibur LCD Chess Express Model 375X-JC - Picture taken from box

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR LCD CHESS EXPRESS GAME CHARACTERISTICS

          • Voice announcement of check and checkmate.
          • 136 Levels including Beginner and Tournament play.
          • HINT key for learning.
          • 8 special training positions.
          • UNDO key takes back mistakes.
          • Book move opening trainer.
          • Displays all legal moves of selected piece.
          • Setup chess problems.
          • INFO mode to Watch the computer think.
          • OFF key saves game in memory.

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur LCD Chess Express user manual

 

Excalibur LCD Chess Express Model 375X-JC - Picture taken from box

Excalibur LCD Chess Express Model 375X-JC - Picture taken from box

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR LCD CHESS EXPRESS ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

Excalibur produced Einstein Chess Wizard, during its last year of operation, prior to bankruptcy and sale of their business to EB Electronics in July, 2009. The chess program was originally created at around the time when the H8 ROMs were being phased out of production and is loosely based around a program originally used with Excalibur Mirage, Ivan, Grandmaster and Igor.

Initially the program was developed towards the end of 2002 for the 65C02 SPLB32A processor from the manufacturer Sunplus, which had more available ROM to allow for the incorporation of speech and sound effects in programs such as Excalibur II Ivan the Terrible, Excalibur Alexandra and Excalibur Deluxe Talking Touch Chess

This created its own unique set of problems as Ron Nelson's H8 program had to be translated to work with this new processor which has a 6502 core. This processor had less available RAM therefore in order to make the program fit to these new lower specifications, adjustments were made to the program which included the removal of Nelson's Attack Bit Map Tables and the commenting out of the Ponder routine, which were both important strength of play features that existed in Nelson's H8 program. All these adjustments resulted in a new lesser strength chess program for use with the 65C02 SPLB36A1 with its own unique play behavior.

Excalibur Chess Express has no speech or sound effects and utilizes a later 8-bit CMOS processor manufactured by General Plus.

Excalibur Chess Express was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics by Wide Concepts Limited, Hong Kong.

Wide Concepts Limited established in 1998, specializes in developing and producing various kinds of electronic hand held games, electronic educational games and gift and premium items whose manufacturing likely occurs in China.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur Chess Express (2005)

Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) Box
Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) Computer Label
Excalibur Model 375X-JC LCD Chess Express (2005) User Manual

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User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

1800 USCF

6/3/2005

$59.95

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Year:

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Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

375X-JC

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Sunplus

Processor:

SPLB33A 65C02

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

4 MHz

ROM:

64 KB

RAM:

1216 Byte 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:

2x2 in

3.1/4x5.1/8x1 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

136

Opening Book:

3000 Half Moves

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 T:H2:00

Infinite Level:

F:Hi:nF

F:H0:30

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