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CXG Sphinx 40 (1987)
CXG ADVERSARY SPHINX 40

CXG ADVERSARY SPHINX 40 Electronic Chess Computer

The CXG SPHINX 40 is a beautiful auto-sensory wooden chess computer running on a 68000 microprocessor at 8 MHz.

MAIN CXG SPHINX 40 GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Auto Sensory Chess Board.
    • 17 Levels of play, including an analysis level.
    • 9 Styles of play:
      • Extremely passive.
      • Very passive.
      • Passive.
      • Slightly passive.
      • Normal
      • Slightly aggressive.
      • Aggressive.
      • Very aggressive
      • Extremely aggressive.
    • Adjustable dual game clocks.
    • Play both sides for human against human games.
    • Large opening library with 19,600 half moves.
    • Verify position.
    • Position set up for up to Mate-in-8 chess problems.
    • Saves game in memory.

Excerpts translated from the German “CXG Sphinx 40” User Manual.

Information

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987)

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987)

Push Button Controls

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987) Push Button Controls

Model: Sphinx 40

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987) Model: Sphinx 40

User Manual

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987) User Manual

Auto Sensory Chess Board!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

CXG / Newcrest Technology Ltd.

David Levy & Mark Taylor

Year:

1987

Manufacturer ELO

2200

Original Price

$995.00

Wiki ELO:

1745

Model #:

Sphinx 40

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

68000

16 Bit

8 Mhz

16 kB

256 kB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC 300 mA

Display Type:

2x 4 Pos 7 Seg LCD + 64 Board LED’s

Board Type:

Auto Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

12.5/8” x 12.5/8”

Overall Size:

15.3/4” x 15.3/4” x 2.1/2”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory Board

Push Buton Controls

16 + 1 User Defined

19,600 Half Moves

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

Level 5

Tournament Level:

Level 15

Infinite Level:

Level 17 (User Def)

Game Information

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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

120

37

26

57

41.7

1703

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

65

10

10

45

23.1

1685

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Top View of CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 Chess Computer

CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 (1987)Top View of CXG Adversary Sphinx 40 Chess Computer

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