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Tandy Computerized Chess (1980)
“TANDY COMPUTERIZED CHESS”

“TANDY COMPUTERIZED CHESS”

Picture taken from Tandy Computerized Chess box

“TANDY COMPUTERIZED CHESS”

“TANDY COMPUTERIZED CHESS”

Picture taken from Tandy Computerized Chess box

You’ll never be without a chess opponent again with your TANDY COMPUTERIZED CHESS game! Match your skills against the internal Computer -- it’s programmed to make the best move possible in each situation. You can select eight levels of ability for the Computer to play at. The lowest will let even a beginner win occasionally, while the highest will give a Master a rough time!

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    • Chessboard has standard notation and “plug-in” pieces -- play either a computer or “manual game”.
    • Follows usual chess rules -- castling, capturing en passant, pawn promotion, etc.
    • Computer checks moves for legality and signals errors.
    • Special board positions can be set up -- great for chess problems!
    • Computer plays black or white -- or itself!
    • Multi-Move key allows several successive moves to be entered. Cover holds pieces in place so you can move the game without destroying the board layout.
    • Find Position key lets you make sure the positions of the pieces on the board agree with the Computer’s memory.

Excerpts taken from the Tandy “Computerized Chess” User Manual and box.

Information

Tandy Computerized Chess (1980)

Tandy Computerized Chess (1980)

Box

Tandy Computerized Chess (1980) Box

Model: 60-2160

Tandy Computerized Chess (1980) Model: 60-2160

User Manual

Tandy Computerized Chess (1980) User Manual

Eight Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

RadioShack/Tandy Corporation

Mike Johnson

Year:

1980

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$129.00

Wiki ELO:

826

Model #:

60-2160

My Serial #:

-

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

3870 Fairchild

8 Bit Singlechip

4 MHz

2 KB

64 Bytes

Battery Operated:

6 x AA Size

Adapter Option:

7.5V 200mA

Display Type:

LCD 4 Pos 7 Seg.

Board Type:

Non Sensory

Board Size:

3.5/8” x 3.5/8”

Overall Size:

5.1/4” x 8” x 2”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Button Controls

Push Button

8

N/A

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 2

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

3 (25 sec)

Tournament Level:

4 (2 min) or 5 (4 min)

Infinite Level:

8 (3 hours)

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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