EXCALIBUR TALKING E-CHESS ELECTRONIC TALKING CHESS WITH TEACHING MODE
Talking e-chess is fun for beginners and challenging for experts. Endorsed by the official World Chess Hall of Fame, Talking e-chess is a powerful chess-playing computer featuring 136 levels of play for all -- from novice to tournament veteran. Beginners can use its Teaching Mode several fun ways to learn the basics. Intermediate players can improve their strategy and tactics to get better quickly. Even experts will be challenged and stay sharp between tournament games by practicing with Talking e-chess. Powerful programming has an estimated playing strength of 1700 -- serious competition capable of beating 95% of all players!
Excalibur Talking E-Chess features - Picture taken from box.
MAIN EXCALIBUR TALKING E-CHESS MODEL 410-V GAME CHARACTERISTICS
According to the manufacturer Talking E-Chess has a Tournament Rating of 1700.
Excerpts taken from the Excalibur Talking E-Chess box.
This model was sold by Radio Shack as Model # 60-2709
MORE ABOUT EXCALIBUR TALKING E-CHESS MODEL 410-V ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER
By the time Excalibur Talking e-Chess was conceived, the H8 ROM’s were being phased out of production, therefore Excalibur Talking e-Chess was developed by Ron Nelson around the SPLB191A processor from the manufacturer Sunplus. This created its own unique set of problems as Ron Nelson's H8 program had to be translated to work with this new processor which has a 6502 core. This processor had less available RAM therefore in order to make the program fit to these new lower specifications, adjustments were made to the program which included the removal of Nelson's Attack Bit Map Tables and the commenting out of the Ponder routine, which were both important strength of play features that existed in Nelson's H8 program. All these adjustments resulted in a new lesser strength chess program for use with the SPLB191A with its own unique play behavior.
Excalibur Talking e-Chess Model 410V was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics in the Shenzen Province of China.