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Mephisto Mini (1989) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Travel Chess Computer.

MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Travel Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Mephisto Mini box.

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DEAR CHESS FRIEND!

Congratulations on the purchase of your MEPHISTO MINI! Your new chess computer is a high quality product, developed in Germany and designed to be both simple to use and strong-playing. Your MEPHISTO team wishes you many hours of chess fun with your new partner.

MAIN MEPHISTO MINI GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

      • Program is ideal for beginners and occasional players.
      • Moves played directly on the board.
      • Moves shown by a 4-character, 7 segment display.
      • 8 function keys.
      • 32 levels (with and without beep tone).
      • 4 problem-solving levels.
      • Position store function; interrupted games can be stored and continued later.
      • Move take back: 2 plies.
      • Position evaluation in Pawn-units.
      • Position storing for problem chess or analysis.
      • Chess clock shows total time used.
      • Information mode.
      • Random-move generator.

Excerpts taken from the Mephisto Mini User Manual and Box.

Attractive picture engraved into the molding of the MEPHISTO MINI protective cover.

Attractive picture engraved into the molding of the MEPHISTO MINI protective cover.

Picture taken from Mephisto Mini’s protective cover.

MEPHISTO MINI PLAYING LEVELS

When switched on MEPHISTO MINI is set to level A3 with an average of 15 seconds per move. You have 31 other settings.

      • A1, B1, C1, D1 = 3 seconds average response time.
      • A2, B2, C2, D2 = 5 seconds average response time.
      • A3, B3, C3, D3 = 15 seconds average response time.
      • A4, B4, C4, D4 = 30 seconds average response time.
      • A5, B5, C5, D5 = 1 minute average response time.
      • A6, B6, C6, D6 = 2 minutes average response time.
      • A7, B7, C7, D7 = 3 minutes average response time.
      • A8, B8, C8, D8 = infinite time level.

The levels on the A-file are the normal playing levels. The higher the level set, the longer the response time. The B-file represents the normal playing levels without the beep tones (silent mode).

The levels on the C-file are the so-called Special Levels. Whereas the computer will always play the best move it can find when set to A-file or B-file level, when set to a special level it will switch a random move generator on, which will play one of several equally evaluated moves i.e. the computer will play different lines which is more interesting. If you want to play the special level without beep tones then these can be selected as before, but with the D-file squares.

Excerpts taken from the “Mephisto Mini” User Manual and Box.

Enlarged view of MEPHISTO MINI 4 Character, 7 Segment LCD Display.

Enlarged view of MEPHISTO MINI 4 Character, 7 Segment LCD Display.

Picture taken from Mephisto Mini computer.

MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Travel Chess Computer.

MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Mephisto Mini box.

Mephisto Mini (1989) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mephisto Mini (1989)

Mephisto Mini (1989) Box
Mephisto Mini (1989) Computer Label
Mephisto Mini (1989) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

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Tourn. 2015

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Eric van Riet Paap

1200 German

1989

$99.00

1268

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

3003

My Serial #:

M173917

Processor OEM

Mitsubishi

Processor:

M50743

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

8 MHz

ROM:

4 KB

RAM:

128 Byte

Battery Type:

4 AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

4 Pos 7 Segment

Board Type:

Peg Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

3x3 in

3.7/8x6.1/8x7/8

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

16 Problem

Opening Book:

100 Half Moves

Take Back:

2 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 4

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

7 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

A7

Infinite Level:

A8

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

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1405

1280

Class D Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

 

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