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EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS CHESSBOARD

EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS CHESSBOARD

The above is magnified to approximately 4 times the actual size.

Picture taken from Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess computer..

EXCALIBUR LCD KEYCHAIN CHESS

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

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.

Ron Nelson reported that he 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 handheld games, electronic educational games and gift and premium items whose manufacturing likely occurs in China.

For reading of Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information
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Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007)

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007)

Box

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Box

Model 410K

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007) Model 410K

User Manual

Excalibur LCD Keychain Chess (2007) User Manual

Eight Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

2007

Manufacturer ELO

1600

Original Price

$39.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

410K

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

CHIPMAST 65C02 50C014

8 Bit Single Chip

2.2 MHz

14 KB

160 Bytes SRAM

Battery Operated:

3 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Size:

1.1/4” x 1.1/4”

Overall Size:

2” x 3” x 5/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

8

Limited

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

No / No

No / No

Mate-in-2

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

8 (20 seconds)

Tournament Level:

N/A

Infinite Level:

N/A

Game Information

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