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Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

The LYON-program is Richard Lang's sixth World Microcomputer Chess Championship success for Mephisto. Mephisto Lyon won the 10th WMCCC held in Lyon, France with commanding 6.5 points in 7 games, finishing one point ahead of second placed Echecs 1.9 and third placed Gideon.

The 16 Bit LYON program has 128 KB Rom and 512 KB RAM. The opening library consists of more than 100,000 half moves in 13,000 variations.

The program was improved tactically compared to its predecessor Mephisto Portorose. These improvements were made by changing its selective behavior. Compared to its predecessor the LYON program selectively choses to search less moves, but searches the chosen moves on average 4 half moves deeper. The selection algorithm was also modified which allows the program to find the best moves very early in its search. The use of singular extensions were also introduced for the first time in a Mephisto computer. This allowed the program to search deeper into a tactical search line.

Picture shows Mephisto Lyon on the 16/32 Bit Display Module. The dot matrix display has 2 rows of 16 digits. Each digit comprises of a grid of 5 x 8 dots (40 dots in total) which are used to draw each letter or number.

Picture shows Mephisto Lyon on the 16/32 Bit Display Module. The dot matrix display has 2 rows of 16 digits. Each digit comprises of a grid of 5 x 8 dots (40 dots in total) which are used to draw each letter or number.

 

The program was sold in three versions: Motorola 68000, 68020 and 68030 microprocessors. This version is the Motorola 68000 16 Bit version. The playing strength is approximately ELO 2330 USCF.

 

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Magnet-Sensory Board.

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Magnet-Sensory Board.

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Mephisto Bavaria

Hardwood Tournament Size

Yes

Exclusive

Hardwood Table Top

Yes

Mirage Modular Board

Plastic Table Top

No

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic Travel

No

Mobil with no Display

Plastic Travel

No

Mephisto Modular Board

Plastic Table Top

Yes

Mephisto Muenchen

Hardwood Tournament Size

Yes

MEPHISTO LYON 16 BIT  MODULAR BOARD COMPATIBILITY CHART:

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Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Technical Specification

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) Chess Game Module

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) World Microcomputer Chess Champion
Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) 6 Button Controls
Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) User Manual

1990 World Champ.

6 Button Controls

User Manual

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Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

2300 German

1990

$1495.00

2102

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0570031

Processor OEM

Motorola

Processor:

68000

Speed:

Type:

16 Bit

12 MHz

ROM:

128 KB

RAM:

512 KB

Battery Type:

Mains Only

Power Adapter:

Board Powered

Display:

Needs 16/32 Disp

Board Type:

Needs ext. Board

Overall Size:

Not Applicable

3.3/4x7.5/8x3/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

Infinite Amount

Opening Book:

13000 Variations

Take Back:

All Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

11 ply main var.

Solve Mate:

Mate in 16

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

31 ply max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

TOURN 03

Infinite Level:

INFIN

NORML 04

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 1995

CCNS 1995

Ply 1995

FIDE

USCF

2295

2283

2284

2183

2147

Top View of Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit Module inside Mephisto Muenchen Modular Chess Board

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) Top View of Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit Module inside Mephisto Muenchen Modular Chess Board

National Master Level Electronic Chess Module!

Board Size:

6 Key Game Module - 16 Bit Motorola 68,000 Processor

16/32 Bit Dot Matrix Display Module

Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) 6 Key Game Module - 16 Bit Motorola 68,000 Processor
Mephisto Lyon 16 Bit (1990) 16/32 Bit Dot Matrix Display Module

 

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