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Systema Challenge (1994)
“SYSTEMA CHALLENGE” Electronic Chess Computer.

“SYSTEMA CHALLENGE” Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Systema Challenge box.

SYSTEMA CHALLENGE

CHANGING STYLES..... Your computer can play 9 different “styles” ranging from ultra-cautious play when the program is White and ultra-aggressive play when the program is Black (style number 1), to ultra-aggressive play when the program is White to ultra-cautious play when it is Black (style number 9). The normal style of play is number 5.

WHY NOT?..... After the computer has made a move you can ask it the question “Why did you not play .....” and suggest a different move. The computer will then tell you what it expected you to play in reply if it had chosen your suggested move. (This will not always be the best move but it will be a move which the computer considered strong enough to counteract your suggested move.

USER PROGRAMMABLE EVALUATION FUNCTION..... Every chess program needs to know how to evaluate a chess position. It does so using an “Evaluation Function” which gives a point-score to various features of the chess position, such as king attack, material, mobility, centre control, etc, Associated with each of these features is a “weighting” which tells the program how much importance to attach to a feature.

Your chess computer allows you to change these weightings so that you, the user, are programming the computer to play in a particular way. For each feature the normal weighting is 10. The minimum weighting is 0 (when this feature would be completely ignored) and the maximum is 99 (when this feature will be given 10 times its normal importance). The features are:

  1. Pin against the enemy queen.
  2. Pawn structure around the king.
  3. King attack by pieces.
  4. Aggressive play by White’s pieces.
  5. Agressive play by Black’s pieces.
  6. Doubled pawns.
  7. Rooks on open and half-open files.

As an example of fun you can have, try changing the weighting of the “king attack” feature to 99 for both White and Black. This will make the program play very aggressively.

Excerpts taken from the “SYSTEMA CHALLENGE” User Manual.

Krypton Regency is the same as Krypton Challenge, Krypton Comet and CXG Legend II. The software is also very closely related to Excalibur Ivan and Excalibur Igor.

Information
Systema Challenge (1994)

Systema Challenge (1994)

Systema Challenge (1994)

LCD Display

Systema Challenge (1994) LCD Display

Box

Systema Challenge (1994) Box

Push Button Controls

Systema Challenge (1994) Controls

100 Levels of Play

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer/Distributor

Programmer

Krypton/Systema (UK) Ltd.

Gyula Horvath

Year:

1994

Manufacturer ELO

2200 USCF

Original Price

$149.50

Wiki ELO:

1800

Model #:

5T-938

My Serial #:

360-4434

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8/3256

8 Bit Single Chip

10 Mhz

32 K

1 K

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AA Size)

Adapter Option:

DC in 6V

Display Type:

LCD P5 S7 16R

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

12” x 10” x 7/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Button

100

5300 Half Moves (Ply)

12 Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 6 ply

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

Level 53

Tournament Level:

Levels 92 & 93

Infinite Level:

Level 94

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

144

34

47

63

39.9

1810

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

6

2

2

2

50.00

1810

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