MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL LONDON UPGRADE
Besides impressive playing strength, your MEPHISTO BERLIN offers you a large number of special features, in keeping with its status as world champion.
MEPHISTO BERLIN PROFESSIONAL LONDON UPGRADE MAIN GAME CHARACTERISTICS:
- 68020 Microprocessor.
- 24.567 MHz Clock Speed.
- 256 Kbyte Program Memory (ROM).
- 1,024 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.
- 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 20,000 variations (about 180,000 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).
The program module ”LONDON” from Richard Lang was never available officially. It is an update ROM that came out later for these MEPHISTO computers: Almeria, Lyon, Portorose, Vancouver, Genius 68030, Berlin and Berlin Pro, which all could be upgraded to this 1996 “LONDON” program. The “LONDON” program is comparable to the PC program from Richard Lang “CHESS GENIUS 3” which in 1994 beat the World Champion Garry Kasparov at the Intel World Chess Grand Prix 1.5 - 0.5 in two 25 minute games.
Translated from Wiki at Schachcomputer.Info