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Saitek Turbo King (1987)

Dear Fellow Chess Player

When computers were first invented just four decades ago few people realized that mankind was witness to the most important single development of our time. Today computers have become freely available and in a few years there will be a computer in every household

Saitek (formerly SciSys) has asked me to write a few words to welcome you to the world of chess playing computers ..

Garry Kasparov

Excerpt taken from the Saitek “Turbo King” User Manual.

Information

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987)

Technical Specifications

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek Industries Ltd.

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1987

Manufacturer ELO

2150 USCF

Original Price

$395.00

Wiki ELO:

1806

Model #:

320

My Serial #:

S00251823

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit Single Chip

5 Mhz

64 KB

16 KB

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 6 (“C” Cell)

Adapter Option:

9V DC 200mA

Display Type:

27 LED’s + LCD Display

Board Type:

Sensory Touch

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

14.5” x 9.5” x 1.3/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button

64

>100,000 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 19

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

A5

Tournament Level:

G4

Infinite Level:

B7

Controls

64 Levels

User Manual

Game Information

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987) Controls

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987) 64 Levels

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987) User Manual

Super Strong Program!

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

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65.00

1907

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

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Magnetic Chess Pieces

LCD Display

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987) Magnetic Chess Pieces

Saitek Kasparov Turbo King (1987) LCD Display

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2010 CHESS COMPUTER OLYMPIAD - GROUP B (CHESS ENGINES PLAY 5 PLY)

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2010

36

10

10 th

1800

1907

In Progress

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