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Mephisto Risc (1992)
Picture shows “Mephisto Risc” as shown on the 16/32 Bit LCD Display.  The program was written by Ed Schroeder

Picture shows “Mephisto Risc” as shown on the 16/32 Bit LCD Display. The program was written by Ed Schroeder

MEPHISTO Risc was launched in 1991. The program is written by Ed Schroeder and is the same program that won the the 1991 World Microcomputer Chess Championship (WMCCC) in Vancouver, Canada.

The actual program that won 1991 WMCCC championship was the TASC B. V. Chessmachine card with the program Gideon version 3.0. This program was made available as a module for the MEPHISTO modular range of chess computers in 1992.

The processor is an ARM2 RISC processor running at 14 MHz with 128 KB ROM and 1024 KB RAM. The build-in opening book comprises of approximately 60,000 half-moves.

The Risc module works with the MEPHSITO Exclusive and Muenchen modular chessboards.

The game style is more active than the Risc II (Gideon 3.1 Madrid) version that came out in 1994. The approximate ELO rating is 2460 USCF..

“Mephisto Risc chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

“Mephisto Risc chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

Mephisto Risc Module board compatibility

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Bavaria

Hardwood table top

no

Exclusive

Hardwood table top

yes

Mirage

Plastic table top

no

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic travel

no

Mobil no Display

Plastic travel

no

Modular

Metal/Plastic table top

no

Muenchen

Hardwood table top

yes

Information

Mephisto Risc (1992)

Technical Specifications

Mephisto Risc (1992)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Ed Schroeder

Year:

1992

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price

-

Wiki ELO:

2203

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

-

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

ARM2

32 Bit

14 Mhz

128 KB

1024 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

5V DC 1 A

Display Type:

16/32 Bit 16 digit 2 pos. LCD Display

Board Type:

Requires Mephisto Modular Series

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

3.3/4” x 7.5/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory

Push Buttons

Infinite Playing Levels

80,000 Half Moves (Ply)

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 16

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

30 Seconds

Tournament Level:

2hrs/40

Infinite Level:

Analyse

Display Module

6 Key Game Controls

User Manual

Game Information

Mephisto Risc (1992) Display Module

Mephisto Risc (1992) 6 Key Game Controls

Mephisto Risc (1992) User Manual

Gideon 3.0 1991 World Micocomputer Chess Champion program inside!

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

228

107

52

69

58.3

2260

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

147

56

38

53

51.0

2260

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

8 Key Game Module with ARM2 RISC 32 Bit Processor inside

Mains Adapter Module

Mephisto Risc (1992) 8 Key Game Module with ARM2 RISC 32 Bit Processor inside

Mephisto Risc (1992) Mains Adapter Module

Top View of Mephisto Risc inside Modular Chess Board

Mephisto Risc (1992) Top View of Mephisto Risc inside Modular Chess Board

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