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KASPAROV CHESS COMPUTERS

KASPAROV CHESS COMPUTERS

“KASPAROV” Brand Name Logo used for many SciSys chess computers.. Picture taken from SciSys product catalog.

After leaving Novag, Erich Winkler formed SciSys in 1978. All the SciSys computers continued to be manufactured in Hong Kong. For a short period of time both Novag and SciSys seemed to sell the same computers. This was probably due to an agreement they both reached about the jointly developed computers prior to Erich leaving Novag. An example of this is the Chess Champion Super System III which in 1979 was sold under both the Novag and SciSys names.

The Chess Partner 2000 released in late 1980 seems to be the first chess computer launched by SciSys that is completely different and a complete split from Novag.

In 1983 SciSys signed an agreement with Gary Kasparov to endorse their products. This enabled SciSys to establish the Kasparov brand name on their chess computers.

In 1987 Erich Winkler decided to change the name of his company to Saitek and for a short period of time both names could be seen on the packaging of their chess computers.

Saitek still continues to sell chess computers today.

For a very detailed reading of the history of SciSys you need to visit Chesscomputeruk.com

GARRY KASPAROV PLAYING A SCISYS CHESS COMPUTER

GARRY KASPAROV PLAYING A SCISYS CHESS COMPUTER

Can you name the chess computer he is playing?

Picture taken from a SciSys Product Leaflet.

SciSys Collection

1981

410 - 1985

400 - 1981

501 - 1981

204 - 1983

Acetronic Graduate Chess

Astral

Chess Champion Mk. IV

Chess Champion Mk. V

Chess Companion II

Acetronic Graduate Chess by SciSys (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Astral Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Chess Champion Super System Mk. IV (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Chess Champion Mk. V (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Chess Companion II (1983) Electronic Chess Computer

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NAME THE CHESS COMPUTERS!

NAME THE CHESS COMPUTERS!

World Champion Gary Kasparov who endorsed SciSys and later Saitek by allowing them to use the “KASPAROV” Brand Name on their chess computers. Picture taken from SciSys product catalog.

206 - 1986

1980

131 - 1983

141 - 1983

151 - 1984

Chess Companion III

Chess Partner 2000

Chess Partner 3000

Chess Partner 4000

Chess Partner 5000

SciSys Companion III (1986) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Chess Partner 3000 (1983)

SciSys Chess Partner 4000 (1983)

SciSys Chess Partner 5000 (1984)

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GARRY KASPAROV endorsement picture for SciSys Chess Computers.

GARRY KASPAROV endorsement picture for SciSys Chess Computers.

Picture taken from a SciSys Product Leaflet.

Dear Fellow Chess Player

When computers were first invented just four decades ago, few people that mankind was witness to the most important single development of our time. Today computers have become freely available and in a few years there will be a computer in almost every household.

SciSys has asked me to write a few words to welcome you to the world of chess playing computers. I have been personally associated with the company since 1983 and can therefore speak about its approach from experience.

Until recently chess computers were regarded as simple toys which would never be capable of providing serious opposition for the enthusiast. The rapid advance of technology and programming skills has certainly changed that. Today chess computers have become an accepted part of the chess world, serving not only to introduce new players to the world's finest game but also encouraging them to take part in tournaments against human opponents. Chess computers can teach you all the basics of the game and keep up with you even if you go to become a top player.

SciSys has been at the forefront of this development and has been responisble for many of the most interesting innovations. It is the only chess computer company under Swiss management, and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with SciSys and with you who have chosen their computers.

I wish you enjoyment and satisfaction from your SciSys chess computer -- and who knows maybe we'll meet in combat across the chessboard in the future! Good Luck!

                    World Champion - Garry Kasparov

The above is written by Garry Kasparov and was included in many SciSys user manuals as an introduction to SciSys and their brand of “KASPAROV” chess computers and product leaflets.

161 - 1984

125 - 1985

1981

123 - 1983

144 - 1985

Chess Partner 6000

Courier V

Executive Chess

Explorer

Express 16K

SciSys Chess Partner 6000

SciSys Courier V (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Executive Chess (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Explorer (1983)

SciSys Express 16K (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

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Travel

Travel

Travel

A Hand Held Computers Specification Chart.

A Hand Held Computers Specification Chart.

Picture taken from a SciSys Product leaflet.

112A - 1981

COMING SOON

1982

162 - 1984

164 - 1986

Graduate Chess

Intelligent Chess

Intercontinental Traveler

Mk 10

Mk 12

SciSys Graduate Computerized Chess  (1981)

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SciSys Intercontinental Traveler (1982)

SciSys Mk 10 (1984)

SciSys MK. 12 (1986) Electronic Chess Computer

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A photo of Garry Kasparov as seen inside many SciSys User Manuals.

A photo of Garry Kasparov as seen inside many SciSys User Manuals.

129 - 1987

114 - 1986

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Plus

Pocket Chess

Rapier

Senator

Stratos

SciSys Plus (1987)

SciSys Pocket Chess (1986)

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Travel

Travel

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A Table Top Computers Specification Chart.

A Table Top Computers Specification Chart.

Picture taken from a SciSys Product leaflet.

205 - 1983

290 - 1984

122 - 1983

125 - 1986

COMING SOON

Superstar 28K

Superstar 36K

Travel Mate

Travel Mate II

Travel Sensor Chess

SciSys Superstar 28K (1983)

SciSys Superstar 36K (1984)

SciSys Travel Mate (1983)

SciSys Travel Mate II (1986) Electronic Chess Computer

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SciSys Chess computers are the only chess computers endorsed by FIDE, the World Chess Federation

SciSys Chess computers are the only chess computers endorsed by FIDE, the World Chess Federation

270 - 1985

280 - 1986

305 - 1984

305 - 1985

305A - 1986

Tubo 16K

Turbo S-24K

Turbostar 432

Turbostar 432 KSO

Turbostar 540 Plus

SciSys Kasparov Turbo 16K (1985)

Scisys Kasparov Turbo S-24K (1986)

SciSys Kasparov Turbostar 432 (1984) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Turbostar 540 Plus (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

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SciSys Modular System
Modular Chess Computers

Sensor Chess & Modules

221 - 1981

221A - 1982

Sensor Chess Version A

Sensor Chess Version B

SciSys Sensor Chess Version A (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Sensor Chess Version B (1982) Electronic Chess Computer

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Game Modules

222 - 1982

223 - 1982

224 - 1982

Strong Play

Super Classical Style

Super Hypermodern

SciSys Strong Play Module (1982) Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Super Classical Style (1982) 4KB Byte Module for Sensor Chess Electronic Chess Computer

SciSys Super Hypermodern (1982) 4KB Byte Module for Sensor Chess Electronic Chess Computer

Game Module

Game Module

Game Module

Leonardo & Modules

COMING SOON

Leonardo

Coming Soon

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Game Modules

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Maestro A 4 MHz

Maestro A 6 Mhz

Maestro A 12 MHz

Brute Force

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Game Module

Game Module

Game Module

Game Module

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