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About Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR LCD KING MASTER MODEL 375V

Congratulations on your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ LCD KING MASTER! 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! Talking and audio sounds add another dimension to your LCD Chess computer for increased enjoyment and play value.

Hear swords clang, horses gallop, men march, and drums beat!

Excalibur's LCD KING MASTER is designed so that it can be held comfortably and used with one hand.

 

Excalibur LCD King Master screen closeup - Picture taken from computer

Excalibur LCD King Master screen closeup - Picture taken from computer

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR LCD KING MASTER MODEL 375V GAME CHARACTERISTICS

          • Tournament Strength
          • Solves Mate-in-8 problems.
          • Selectable Opening Lines of Play and Learning.
          • Rate your games.
          • 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.
          • Speaking Vocabulary of over 75 Words!

 

BOOK OPENING TRAINER

LCD KING MASTER 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 32 popular book opening ways to begin the game used by chess masters.

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, Open Defense
            • 2. Ruy Lopez, Zaitsev Defense
            • 3. Ruy Lopez, Exchange
            • 4. Scotch Game
            • 5. Scotch Four Knights
            • 6. Giuoco Piano
            • 7. Two Knights Defense
            • 8. Four Knights
            • 9. Petroff’s Defense
            • 10. Sicilian Alapin Variation
            • 11. Sicilian, Najdorf Variation
            • 12. Sicilian, Dragon Variation
            • 13. Sicilian, Keres Attack
            • 14. Caro-Kann Defense
            • 15. Panov-Botvinnik Attack
            • 16. Caro-Kann Excahnge Variation
            • 17. Queen’s Gambit Declined
            • 18. Lasker Defense, Queen Gambit Declined
            • 19. Queen Gambit Declined Exchange Variation
            • 20. Slav Defense
            • 21. Queen’s Gambit Accepted
            • 22. Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical Variation
            • 23. Nimzo-Indian Defense, Rubinstein Variation
            • 24. Semi-Slav Defense
            • 25. Queen’s Indian Defense
            • 26. Queen’s Indian Defense, Petrosian Variation
            • 27. Bogolubow Indian Defense
            • 28. Catalan
            • 29. Gruenfeld Defense
            • 30. King’s Indian Defense
            • 31. Modern Benoni Defense
            • 32. Benko Gambit

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur LCD King Master Model 375V user manual

 

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR LCD KING MASTER MODEL 375V ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

By the time Excalibur LCD King Master was conceived, the H8 ROM’s were being phased out of production, therefore Excalibur LCD King Master was developed around the SPLB191B processor from the manufacturer Sunplus. 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 SPLB191B with its own unique play behavior.

The manufacturing of Excalibur LCD King Master Model 375V was contracted to Same Time Limited in Hong Kong.

This computer game was distributed by Target Corporation, hence the red box.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur LCD King Master (2005)

Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Box
Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Computer Label
Excalibur Model 375V LCD King Master (2005) Game Control Buttons

Box

Computer Label

Control Buttons

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

1800 USCF

2005

$49.95

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

375V

My Serial #:

KM008323

Processor OEM

Sunplus

Processor:

SPLB191B 65C02

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

4 MHz

ROM:

250 KB

RAM:

704 Byte x 8 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:

136

Opening Book:

32 Book Opening

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

Hardware Specification

Game Features

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Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

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Class C Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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