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Mephisto Manhattan (1993) Electronic Chess Computer
MEPHISTO MANHATTAN 1900 US-ELO FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS.

MEPHISTO MANHATTAN 1900 US-ELO FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS.

Picture taken from Mephisto Product Leaflet.

DEAR READER!

We would like to congratulate you on the purchase of your new MEPHISTO MANHATTAN. This computer offers you an excellent price-to-performance ratio. Although the computer costs relatively little, test games against much more expensive chess computers (also higher rated) have shown that the MEPHISTO MANHATTAN is a very strong partner.

You will probably not have played with a chess-computer before. Despite this you will soon see that your MEPHISTO is simple to operate....... Your computer is the product of German top-technology and design ability. Please treat your computer with care and clean it only with a damp cloth (no detergents).

We of the MEPHISTO team wish you many happy hours with your MEPHISTO chess partner.

MONITORING THE ANALYSIS AND ANALYSIS DEPTH

It is obviously not possible to see what a human opponent is thinking when you are playing or analyzing a game with him. However, this is possible with MEPHISTO! By pressing the INFO key you will obtain two pieces of information concerning what the computer is thinking about.

If you press the INFO key once then the computer will show the coordinates (alternately) of the move which it is considering. Pressing the INFO”\ key a second time you will be able to see the analysis depth via the LED’s which are switched on. The analysis depth is the extent to which the computer has been able to look into the position on the board. The analysis depth is measured in ply. (A ply is a move for White or for Black, two ply equal to one complete move, therefore a ply is a half move). MEPHISTO shows a depth of eight ply on the left side of the board and if it extends this it shows nine ply or more using the LED's on the bottom side of the board towards the right (A1 to H1).

When set to the normal level the computer will show an average of four to six ply into which it has analyzed in advance. In simple situations (especially in endgame situations) the computer can show up to 12 ply. If you set a higher playing level (so that you give the computer longer to analyze) you can see how the analysis depth increases and how the computer considers different moves which it could play. By pressing the INFO key again after having reached the analysis depth phase you return to the analysis phase.

Excerpts taken out of the “Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Manhattan” User Manual

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Mephisto Manhattan manufacturer ELO rating chart showing 1900 ELO (USCF)

Mephisto Manhattan manufacturer ELO rating chart showing 1900 ELO (USCF)

Mephisto Manhattan (1993) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mephisto Manhattan (1993)

Mephisto Manhattan (1993) Box
Mephisto Manhattan (1993) Button Controls
Mephisto Manhattan (1993) User Manual

Box

Button Controls

User Manual

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Schachcomputer.Info

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Frans Morsch

1750 German

1993

$149.50

1683

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

SZ0976502

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

6301Y

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

16 KB

RAM:

256 Byte

Battery Type:

4 x AA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

7.1/2x7.1/2 in

9x11.1/2x1

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

50

Opening Book:

3500 Half Moves

Take Back:

10 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 6

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

12 ply max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

A7

Infinite Level:

D1.

A4

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR 1996

CCNS 1996

Ply 1996

FIDE

USCF

1801

1740

1862

1808

1808

Class A Level Electronic Table Top Chess Computer!

 

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