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About Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

EXCALIBUR TALKING E-CHESS ELECTRONIC TALKING CHESS WITH TEACHING MODE

 

I Can Talk!

It talks!

 

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.

Excalibur Talking E-Chess features - Picture taken from box.

 

MAIN EXCALIBUR TALKING E-CHESS MODEL 410-V GAME CHARACTERISTICS

          • Powerful programming capable of beating over 95% of all players
          • Excellent challenge for even the most advanced players
          • 8 Teaching Modes & 136 adjustable playing levels for beginners to tournament veterans!
          • Hear the computer announce its moves, letting you play more naturally
          • Estimated Tournament Rating 1700

 

According to the manufacturer Talking E-Chess has a Tournament Rating of 1700.

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.

 

Information on Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

 Excalibur Talking E-Chess (2002)

Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) Box
Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) User Manual
Excalibur Model 410-V Talking E-Chess (2002) Game Control Buttons

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Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

1700 USCF

8/19/2002

$49.95

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Model #:

410-V

My Serial #:

034213

Processor OEM

Sunplus

Processor:

SPLB191A 65C02

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

3 MHz

ROM:

256 KB

RAM:

704 Byte x 8 Bit

Battery Type:

3 x AA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

2x2 in

5.7/8x3.7/8x1 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

136

Opening Book:

3000 Halv Moves

Take Back:

Available

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

40 T:H2:00

Infinite Level:

F:Hi:nF

F:H0:30

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