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MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Travel Chess Computer.

MEPHISTO MINI Electronic Travel Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Mephisto Mini box.

 

DEAR CHESS FRIEND!

Congratulations on the purchase of your MEPHISTO SUPERMINI! Your new chess computer is a high quality product, developed in Germany and designed to be both simple to use and strong-playing. Your MEPHISTO team wishes you many hours of chess fun with your new partner.

MAIN MEPHISTO SUPERMINI GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Ideal for travelers and occasional players.
    • Opening library.
    • Battery life: approximately 100 hours.
    • Moves played directly on the board.
    • Moves shown by a 4-character, 7-segment display.
    • Position store function: interrupted games can be stored and continued later.
    • Position evaluation and move take back.

PLAYING LEVELS

When switched on MEPHISTO SUPERMINI is set to level A2 with an average of 5 seconds per move, sound on and random off. You have 47 other possible settings.

    • A1, B1, C1, D1 = 3 seconds average response time.
    • A2, B2, C2, D2 = 5 seconds average response time.
    • A3, B3, C3, D3 = 15 seconds average response time.
    • A4, B4, C4, D4 = 30 seconds average response time.
    • A5, B5, C5, D5 = 1 minute average response time.
    • A6, B6, C6, D6 = 2 minutes average response time.
    • A7, B7, C7, D7 = 3 minutes average response time.
    • A8, B8, C8, D8 = infinite time level.

The levels on the A-file are the normal playing levels. The higher the level set, the longer the response time. The B-file represents the normal playing levels without the beep tones (silent mode).

The levels on the C-file are the so-called Special Levels. Whereas the computer will always play the best move it can find when set to A-file or B-file level, when set to a special level it will switch a random move generator on, which will play one of several equally evaluated moves i.e. the computer will play different lines which is more interesting. If you want to play the special level without beep tones then these can be selected as before, but with the D-file squares.

The levels on the E- and F- file are the so called ply depth levels. Whereas MEPHISTO SUPERMINI will compute to a selected ply depth before announcing its move. You can see the ply depth for each level in the table below:

    • E1, F1 = 1 ply.
    • E2, F2 = 2 plys.
    • E3, F3 = 3 plys.
    • E4, F4 = 4 plys.
    • E5, F5 = 5 plys.
    • E6, F6 = 6 plys.
    • E7, F7 = 7 plys.
    • E8, F8 = 8 plys.

If you want to play the ply depth levels without beep tone, then this can be selected as before with the F- file squares.

Excerpts taken from the Mephisto Supermini User Manual and Box.

 

MEPHISTO SUPERMINI Electronic Chess Computer.

MEPHISTO SUPERMINI Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Mephisto Supermini computer.

MEPHISTO SUPERMINI 1550 US-ELO FOR TRAVEL

MEPHISTO SUPERMINI 1550 US-ELO FOR TRAVEL

Picture taken from Mephisto Product Leaflet.

Mephisto Supermini (1992) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mephisto Supermini (1992)

Mephisto Supermini (1992) Box
Mephisto Supermini (1992) Computer Label
Mephisto Supermini (1992) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Eric van Riet Paap

1400 German

1992

$99.00

1450

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

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My Serial #:

M172289

Processor OEM

Mitsubishi

Processor:

M50743

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

8 MHz

ROM:

8 KB

RAM:

256 Byte

Battery Type:

4 AAA

Power Adapter:

Batteries Only

Display:

4 Pos 7 Segment

Board Type:

Peg Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

3x3 in

3.7/8x6.1/8x7/8

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

52

Opening Book:

2000 Half Moves

Take Back:

8 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

1 ply max var.

Solve Mate:

Mate in 4

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

7 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

A7

Infinite Level:

A8

A4

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1479

1378

Class D Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

 

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