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Mephisto Marco Polo (1987)
MEPHISTO MARCO POLO

MEPHISTO MARCO POLO

Picture taken from Mephisto Marco Polo box.

MEPHISTO MARCO POLO 1900 US-ELO

MEPHISTO MARCO POLO 1900 US-ELO

Picture taken from Mephisto Marco Polo Product Leaflet.

We would like to congratulate you on the purchase or your new MEPHISTO Marco Polo. 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 Marco Polo is a very strong partner. With it’s Tutor function the computer offers you a completely new feature which will help you to learn and improve your chess.

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

HEGENER + GLASER AG - MUNCHEN * GERMANY

MAIN MEPHISTO MARCO POLO CHARACTERISTICS:

    • For beginners through club players.
    • 50 levels, 16 special beginner levels.
    • Input of moves by pressure sensors and 16 LED’s.
    • Position storing for chess problems, studies and mate solving problems.
    • Position store function, interrupted games can be stored and continued later.
    • Opening library with approximately 300 variations.
    • Move take back: 10 plies possible.
    • Chess tutor, warns you of mistakes and suggest better moves.
    • Information mode, shows the computer’s thinking process and search depth.
    • Memory mode, for entering move sequences.
    • Position verification.
    • Search depth up to 8 plies.
    • Battery Life: Approximately 80 hours of play.

Excerpts taken out of the “Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Marco Polo” User Manual and box.

MEPHISTO Marco Polo is a very attractive looking travel chess computer which plays an interesting game of chess at around 1900-1950 ELO USCF

Information

Mephisto Marco Polo (1987)

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Box

Mephisto Marco Polo (1987) Box

Lid Closed

Mephisto Marco Polo (1987) Lid Closed

User Manual

Mephisto Marco Polo (1987) User Manual

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Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Frans Morsch

Year:

1987

Manufacturer ELO

1900 USCF

Original Price

Euro 100 (Based on DM conversion)

Wiki ELO:

1683

Model #:

Marco Polo

My Serial #:

M172871

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6301Y

8 Bit Single Chip

8 Mhz

16 KB

256 Bytes

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AA Size)

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Peg Board

Board Size:

3.3/4” x 3.3/4”

Overall Size:

6.3/4” x 6” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Peg Board

Push Buttons

50

3,500 Half Moves

8 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 6

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

A4

Tournament Level:

A7

Infinite Level:

D1

Game Information

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

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Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

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