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Mephisto Risc (1992) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

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.

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

 

The Risc module works only 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 Magnet-Sensory Board.

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

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Mephisto Bavaria

Hardwood Tournament Size

No

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

No

Mephisto Muenchen

Hardwood Tournament Size

Yes

MEPHISTO RISC  MODULAR BOARD COMPATIBILITY CHART:

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Mephisto Risc (1992) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Technical Specification

Mephisto Risc (1992) Chess Game Module

Mephisto Risc (1992) LCD Display Module
Mephisto Risc (1992) 8 Button Controls
Mephisto Risc (1992) User Manual

LCD Display Module

8 Button Controls

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Ed Schroeder

2350 German

1992

$1295.00

2203

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

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My Serial #:

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Processor OEM

ARM Holdings

Processor:

ARM2

Speed:

Type:

32 Bit

14 MHz

ROM:

128 KB

RAM:

1024 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:

80K Half Moves

Take Back:

All Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

10 ply main var.

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

30 ply max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

40 moves/2 hrs

Infinite Level:

INFIN

30 Seconds

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

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Human Rating

USCF

CCR 1995

CCNS 1995

Ply 1995

FIDE

USCF

2394

2417

2397

2280

2346

Top View of Mephisto Risc Module inside Mephisto Muenchen Modular Chess Board

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

National Master Level Electronic Chess Module!

Board Size:

8 Key Game Module - ARM2 Risc 32 Bit Processor

Power Adpapter Module

Mephisto Risc (1992) 8 Key Game Module - ARM2 Risc 32 Bit Processor
Mephisto Risc (1992) Power Adpapter Module

 

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