The world’s largest sensory electronic chess peg board! But, no you cannot just put into your pocket and take it with you. It is a fully sized 10” x 10” (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) chess board. The chess pieces are fully sized to the dimensions expected to fit a chess board of these dimensions. The metallic peg extension at the end of the pieces is almost 1” long. The WESTRAK CC1 has two storage compartments on the right side of the computer for the chess pieces. A very similar storage was also later used on some other computers such as the HANIMEX HCG1900 or CXG CHESS 2100.
Setting up the 12 available levels is also interesting on the WESTRAK CC1. As you go through your level choice, the level number is displayed on the board as the appropriate board LED’s light up to depict the level number that you have chosen.
This is quite a rare computer, very attractive in it’s bulky way. At first glance you might imagine that it was built in Russia during the Cold War era because of it’s heavy, bulky and very robust design.
The Computer has a memory capacity to handle 6,250,000 possible moves. All the levels are variable thinking time levels.
You can read more about the WESTRAK CC1 at Mike Watter’s great Chess Computers UK site. The HANIMEX version of the CC1 can be seen at Schachcomputer.Info\Wiki.