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About Excalibur Model 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS MODEL 410K

Leave it to Excalibur to offer you a chess set small enough to serve as a key-chain, but powerful enough to give any chess player a serious challenge! It is packed with features formerly offered only by expensive, full-size units!

 

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess - Picture taken from computer

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess - Picture taken from computer

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS GAME CHARACTERISTICS

            • Eight Levels of play.
            • Automatic shutoff.
            • Alert tones.
            • LCD icons indicate check, checkmate and draw.
            • Coaching Hints.
            • Take back mistakes.
            • Saves game in memory.
            • Teach mode for beginning players.

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess box.

 

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess - LCD Screen above is more than 4 times the original size.

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess - LCD Screen above is more than 4 times the original size.

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

Ron Nelson spent 9 months 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 he had a 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 e-Chess Express is a fun program, with its 8 fast response levels it is ideal for most casual players who are interested in a quick game of chess. Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999.

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess Model 410K 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 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007)

Excalibur Model 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Box
Excalibur Model 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Computer Label
Excalibur Model 410K LCD Keychain Chess (2007) User Manual

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Computer Label

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc.

Ron Nelson

1600 USCF

2007

$39.95

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

410K

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Chipmaster

Processor:

50C014 65C02

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2.2 MHz

ROM:

14 KB

RAM:

160 Byte SRAM

Battery Type:

3 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

1.1/4x1.1/4 in

2x3x5/8 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

8

Opening Book:

Limited

Take Back:

2 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Not Available

Position Verify:

Not Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 2

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

Not Available

Infinite Level:

Not Available

8 (20 seconds)

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Class D Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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