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SciSys Kasparov Turbostar 432 KSO (1985)
SCISYS TURBOSTAR 432 WITH KASPAROV SELECTED OPENINGS PROGRAM Electronic Chess Computer.

SCISYS TURBOSTAR 432 WITH KASPAROV SELECTED OPENINGS PROGRAM Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from a SciSys Product leaflet.

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO

“A leader: broad opening theory, skillful tactics, and strategic goals. No wonder it scored over 2000 ELO in the U.S. Open.”

TURBOSTAR 432 is one of the world’s strongest chess computers. Rated over 2,000 ELO, it is capable of beating over 97% of of all chess players. It features a high speed 4 MHz microprocessor and a 40K program.

TURBOSTAR 432 is also very aggressive and frequently anticipates its opponent’s move and responds immediately. 31 preset levels of play can be selected to match the skill of any player, novice or top club standard. It is ideal for tournaments with over 4,000 programmable time settings to match any special time controls.

TURBOSTAR 432 with its Kasparov Selected Openings (KSO) program has all the advanced features of a top chess computer.

KSO MODULE

The module contains an additional program which allows it to recognize transpositions; this means that you can play an Opening variation that the computer does not know, but the moment your line yields a position identical to the line that the computer knows, it intelligently recognizes it and begins playing from Book again. This triples the size and effectiveness of the book. You will notice that the computer takes about another second to reply to any moves from Book; this is the transposition checker in action.

KASPAROV SELECTED OPENINGS feature many of Garry Kasparov’s favorite opening lines including some new variations established at the recent World Championship match. Many of the variations have been recommended by Kasparov’s books and commentary. These lead to a lively style focusing on active piece play as favored by the world’s highest rated player.

In total some 16,000 active opening sequences are now available with the module. This variety and depth makes the KSO module ideal for studying Opening theory and a strengthened game overall.

Excerpts taken from “SciSys Kasparov Turbostar 432 KSO” User Manual and Product Leaflet.

Information

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985)

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985)

KSO ROM

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985) KSO ROM

Model 305

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985) Model 305

User Manual

SciSys Turbostar 432 KSO (1985) User Manual

KSO ROM increases RAM by 8K

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

SciSys-W Ltd

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1985

Manufacturer ELO

2050+ USCF

Original Price

$495.00

Wiki ELO:

1780

Model #:

305

My Serial #:

M186302

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit Single Chip

4 Mhz

32 KB

8 KB

Battery Operated:

6 x (C Size)

Adapter Option:

8V DC 200 mA

Display Type:

28 LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

14.5” x 9.5/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

31

36.000 Half Moves

Yes whole game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

A3

Tournament Level:

B3

Infinite Level:

B8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

72

31

9

32

49.3

1745

10

6

0

4

60.00

1870

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

44

22

6

16

56.8

1880

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

60 seconds per move

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TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2010

36

10

11 th

1800

1870

In Progress

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