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Mephisto Risc II (1994) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

MEPHISTO Risc II came out in 1994. The program is written by Ed Schroeder and is the same program that won the Hardware Division of the 1992 World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC) in Madrid, Spain.

The actual program that won 1992 WCCC championship was the TASC B. V. Chessmachine card with the program Gideon version 3.1 Madrid. This program was made available as a module for the MEPHISTO modular range of chess computers in 1994.

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 80,000 half-moves.

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

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

 

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

The game style is steady and positional. It is not very often that you will see the Risc II program play any wild tactical games. The approximate ELO rating is 2450 USCF.

 

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

Mephisto Risc II 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  II MODULAR BOARD COMPATIBILITY CHART:

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Mephisto Risc II (1994) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Technical Specification

Mephisto Risc II (1994) Chess Game Module

Mephisto Risc II (1994) LCD Display Module
Mephisto Risc II (1994) 8 Button Controls
Mephisto Risc II (1994) User Manual

LCD Display Module

8 Button Controls

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Ed Schroeder

2400 German

1994

$1295.00

2227

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

CCNS 1995

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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2351

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2280

2346

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

Mephisto Risc II (1994) Top View of Mephisto Risc II 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 II (1994) 8 Key Game Module - ARM2 Risc 32 Bit Processor
Mephisto Risc II (1994) Power Adpapter Module

 

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