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Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Dear Chessplayer,

We congratulate you on the purchase of your new MEPHISTO VANCOUVER.

The VANCOUVER program is a further development of the successful Lyon program, which brought Mephisto victory at the world championships in Vancouver, the eighth world title in a row. Star-programmer Richard Lang once again succeeded to improve his brainchild considerably.

The VANCOUVER program, now with 256 KByte ROM, has been improved at the following points:

First, the opening library has been extended by 50 percent and now contains 150,000 half moves in 17,000 variations. Amongst the new opening lines there are many sharp variations, that suit the style of the program: open positions with many tactical possibilities. Mephisto VANCOUVER plays much more lively than its predecessors.

Second, the strategic abilities of the program have been improved. A few pawn structures have been improved, as well as the center control. In general Mephisto VANCOUVER plays strategically healthier.

A further improvement is the extended knowledge about pawn endings. The VANCOUVER program recognizes a lost pawn ending immediately and will avoid the pawn endgame when it has a material disadvantage. On the other side Mephisto VANCOUVER will take the first opportunity to exchange into a pawn endgame, when it has a material advantage

A unique feature of Mephisto VANCOUVER is, that you have a choice o between six different opening books. Each book has a random and a tournament setting. Especially for play against human players, the opening book HUMAN has been developed. There is also a special library for blitz games (BLITZ). Would you like to see your Mephisto play modern openings, or rather classical, then you choose MODERN or CLASSIC. For players who like to play gambits there is a special GAMBIT-library. The last book, NORMAL, is the standard opening library.

In addition the Mehisto VANCOUVER permits its user to influence its playing behavior even further. Apart from varying the playing style and the so-called contempt factor and the possibility to disable the knowledge about pawn structures - already present in former versions - you can change the value of each piece (settings between 50 and 150 percent are possible) and set the selective search depth between 0 and 12 half moves.

We are proud to be able to offer you the strongest chess program that is commercially available anywhere in the world. We are sure that your diabolically clever new chess partner will give you many hours of pleasure.

Your MEPHISTO team

Hegener + Glaser AG, Munich

Excerpts taken out of the Hegener + Glaser Mephisto VANCOUVER User Manual

MEPHISTO VANCOUVER 1991 World Microcomputer Chess Champion.

MEPHISTO VANCOUVER 1991 World Microcomputer Chess Champion. Taken from User Manual

 

The program was sold in three versions: Motorola 68000, 68020 and 68030 microprocessors. This version is the Motorola 68000 16 Bit version running at 12 MHz with 512 KB RAM and 256 KB ROM. The playing strength is approximately ELO 2350 USCF.

 

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

Mephisto Vancouver 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 VANCOUVER 16 BIT  MODULAR BOARD COMPATIBILITY CHART:

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Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Technical Specification

Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) Chess Game Module

Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) 16/32 Bit Display
Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) 6 Button Controls
Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) User Manual

16/32 Bit Display

6 Button Controls

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

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Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

2250 German

1991

$1495.00

2103

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0779536

Processor OEM

Motorola

Processor:

68000

Speed:

Type:

16 Bit

12 MHz

ROM:

256 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:

17000 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

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Human Rating

USCF

CCR 1995

CCNS 1995

Ply 1995

FIDE

USCF

2302

2288

2284

2201

2265

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

Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) Top View of Mephisto Vancouver 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

Power Adapter Module

Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) 6 Key Game Module - 16 Bit Motorola 68,000 Processor
Mephisto Vancouver 16 Bit (1991) Power Adapter Module

 

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