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EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN

Picture taken from Excalibur LCD Chess Wizard Keychain box.

EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN

His name has become synonymous with genius. Albert Einstein was the greatest physicist of modern times. With only his finely tuned mind, without a team of assistants and without even the use of a computer, Einstein shook and reshaped science-from our understanding of the properties of light and energy to the makeup of our entire universe.

Now he lends his name to EXCALIBUR’S WIZARD series; a collection of games meant to stimulate, challenge and develop your mind-while you have fun!

The EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN will push you to your mental limits! Get ready for the ultimate challenge in tactics, strategy and quick thinking! It’s great for a quick game of chess anywhere.

MAIN EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Built-in dual chess clock.
    • Set-up newspaper problems.
    • Game score tracker.
    • 56 levels of play make the Einstein Chess Wizard Keychain perfect for beginners and advanced players alike!
    • Play chess anywhere!
    • TRAIN key -- to select one of eight training positions.
    • SETUP key -- to setup of modify a position.
    • HINT key -- if you want to get hints from your chess partner.
    • UNDO key -- lets you take back a moves or moves you’ve decided against.
    • Select to play between human vs. human, human vs. computer or computer vs. computer.
    • Book Opening Trainer -- you can learn the same openings that world chess champions play! Learn one of 32 popular book openings.
    • Solves mate problems up to Mate-in-8

Excerpts taken from the EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain user manual and box.

EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN

EXCALIBUR EINSTEIN LCD CHESS WIZARD KEYCHAIN

LCD Screen above is approximately 2.3/4 times the size.

Picture taken from Excalibur LCD Chess Wizard Keychain computer.

According to Ron Nelson, by the time Excalibur Alexandra was conceived, the H8 ROM’s were being phased out of production, therefore computers such as Excalibur Ivan II or Excalibur Alexandra were developed around the SPLB32A processor from the manufacturer Sunplus. This created its own unique set of problems as 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 SPLB32A with its own unique play behavior.

This program was also used later for many other Excalibur chess computers with various adaptations to different processing chips. EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain running on a Sitronix 65C02S cpu, was sold after Excalibur’s bankruptcy and sale to EB Electronics on Wednesday July 1st, 2009.

Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain was produced for Excalibur by Wide Concepts Limited in Hong Kong.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010)

EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010)

Box

EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010) Box

Model: EI5316RE

EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010) Model: EI5316RE

User Manual

EB Excalibur Einstein LCD Chess Wizard Keychain (2010) User Manual

Fifty Six Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

EB Excalibur

Ron Nelson

Year:

2010

Manufacturer ELO

1800

Original Price

$69.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

EI5316RE

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SITRONIX ST2064B 65C02S CPU

8 Bit Single Chip

2 MHz

64 Kb

2.375 KB

Battery Operated:

3 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Size:

1” x 1.1/4”

Overall Size:

4” x 2.3/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

56

3000 Half Moves

Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate-in-8

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

F030

Tournament Level:

40T120

Infinite Level:

FinF

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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