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Mephisto Berlin (1992)
MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 2350 US-ELO FOR CHESS MASTERS,

MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 2350 US-ELO FOR CHESS MASTERS,

Picture taken from a Mephisto Product Leaflet.

Dear chessplayer,

We congratulate you on the purchase of your MEPHISTO BERLIN chess computer.

MEPHISTO BERLIN is a top program of many times worldchampion Richard Lang. The program is written on a 68000 Motorola microprocessor, a powerful unit that provides the excellent chess program with an optimal strength.

The laptop design of the MEPHISTO BERLIN makes it easy to take it wherever you want to. Flat pieces are included, which turns your MEPHISTO BERLIN into an ideal travel computer. Concerning the normal chess pieces, you have the choice between three colors: modern silver, stylish grey and black.

The BERLIN program has 128 KByte ROM and 512 KByte RAM (the so called “hashtables”). Its knowledge about pawn structures and its “singular extensions” algorithm gives MEPHISTO BERLIN a very high playing strength, tactical, positional, as well as in the endgame. This, combined with a large and varied opening library consisting of 100,000 half moves (11,000 variations), makes MEPHISTO BERLIN the ideal chess partner.

But MEPHISTO BERLIN has even more to offer. It is your chess trainer as well and warns you for mistakes. You have an unlimited number of playing levels to choose from. It is also possible to change the style of the opening library (choose from NORMAL, CLASSIC, MODERN and BLITZ). At the same time you can store 50 games in MEPHISTO’s permanent memory.

We are proud to offer you the elegant combination of modern styling and high playing strength. We are sure that your “diabolically” clever chess partner will give you many hours of chess pleasure.

Your MEPHISTO team

Hegener + Glaser AG, Munich

MEPHISTO BERLIN 68000 MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • 68000 Microprocessor.
    • 12 MHz Clock Speed.
    • 128 Kbyte Program Memory (ROM).
    • 512 Kbyte Working Memory (RAM).
    • PERMANENT MEMORY: Stores about 50 games (even when the unit is switched off).
    • DISPLAY: 32-character dot matrix display (5x8 dots per character).
    • OPERATION: Menu-driven dialogue system with 4 cursor keys, 2 control keys (ENT and CL) and 2 NEW GAME keys.
    • PROGRAM:
      • Lambda strategy (a mixture of Shannon A and B) with extensive chess knowledge and so-called pattern recognition of pawn structures.
      • Opening library with about 11,000 variations (about 100,000 half-moves). Automatic recognition of transpositions and reversal of colors.
      • Extensive use of endgame strategies.
    • PLAYING LEVELS:
      • 10 normal levels (average time per move).
      • 10 tournament levels (different time controls).
      • 16 problem levels (mate in 1 to 16).
      • 30 analysis levels (variable search depth).
      • 1 correspondence chess level (“infinite”).
      • 10 “easy” levels for beginners (makes occasional mistakes)
      • 10 handicap levels (matches opponent’s thinking time).
      • 10 quick play levels (with countdown mode).
      • User-programmable level (allows user to program any desired setting of time limits and number of moves for both sides and both 1st and 2nd time controls).
    • CHESS CLOCK: Four-time or countdown clock.
    • POWER; Mains (HGN 5004A).

Excerpts taken out of the “Hegener + Glaser Mephisto Berlin” User Manual

Information

Mephisto Berlin (1992)

Mephisto Berlin (1992)

Protective Cover

Mephisto Berlin (1992) Protective Cover

Serial: 235917

Mephisto Berlin (1992) Serial: 235917

User Manual

Mephisto Berlin (1992) User Manual

Unlimited Playing Levels!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

Year:

1992

Manufacturer ELO

2350 USCF

Original Price

$795.00

Wiki ELO:

2115

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

235917

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

68000

16 Bit

12 Mhz

512 KB

128 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC (HGN 5004A)

Display Type:

64 Board LED’s 2x16 Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

7.5/8 x 7.5/8”

Overall Size:

13.3/8” x 10.1/4” x 1.3/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Chessboard

Push Buttons

Unlimited

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 16

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

30s or 40/20 etc.

Tournament Level:

3 min or 30/2hrs etc

Infinite Level:

Analysis Level

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

125

69

20

36

63.2

2161

6

5

0

1

83.33

n/a

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

118

40

34

44

48.3

2150

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

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TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008/10

18

5

Ongoing

2184

N/A

In Progress

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