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RadioShack Champion 2250XL (1996)
RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL Electronic Chess Computer.

RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Radio Shack Champion 2250 XL box.

RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL Electronic Chess Computer.

RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Radio Shack Champion 2250 XL box.

Your RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL chess computer is one of the most versatile chess computers available. With its advanced features, this chess computer is ideal for everyone from the beginner or casual player to the professional and tournament chess expert. You can set the computer so it plays as tamely as an absolute beginner or with the cunning of a master player.

You can let the computer act as a referee while you play against another person, turn the computer's sound on or off, and display and hear a ticking game clock during play. The computer also displays information that can help you improve your chess skills.

MAIN RADIO SHACK CHAMPION 2250 XL GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • SPECIAL SENSORY PLAYING SURFACES - the computer senses a move when you press a piece against a square.
    • LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - shows current move, piece position and verification, level, position set up, search depth, principal variation, position search, rotating display, and elapsed game time information.
    • ROTATING DISPLAY OPTION - lets you set the computer to display move strategy, search depth, search time, evaluation rating, and move possibilities per second while the computer is thinking.
    • FIVE BUILT-IN TEACHING OPTIONS - lets you quickly select and play only specific pieces, to help you learn the piece's moves and strategic uses.
    • EIGHT BUILT-IN STUDY POSITIONS - lets you improve your chess knowledge with the computer's help.
    • BUILT-IN CHESS CLOCKS - lets you set the computer to display the elapsed time since the computer or an opponent last moved and the remaining time before the computer or an opponent must make a move. The computer can also display countdown game timers.
    • RANK AND FILE BOARD LIGHTS - lets you easily see where a piece came from and where it should go during a move.
    • SIXTY-FOUR PLAY LEVELS - so you can choose from 64 game types/levels of difficulty including tournament, speed, problem, regular play, training, and fun levels.
    • SAVE - lets you turn off the computer without interrupting the game in progress so you can continue playing later.
    • SELECTABLE SEARCH ALGORITHMS - lets you set the computer to search only for a move most likely to be successful, to speed up the computer's response. Or, you can select the computer's brute force option to search all move possibilities thoroughly.
    • TAKE BACK - lets you take back up to 34 consecutive moves and replay them.
    • RULE ENFORCEMENT - prevents illegal moves.
    • AUTO PLAY - lets you learn by watching the computer play against itself.
    • MOVE - lets you force the computer to make a move and change sides with the computer.
    • MOVE SUGGESTION - lets you use the computer to suggest moves, to teach you the best response to an opponent's move.
    • PROBLEM SET UP - lets you set up special chess problems, so you can practice solving problems published in newspapers, chess literature, or history books.
    • POSITION VERIFICATION - lets you check the current position of the pieces if they are accidentally moved or misplaced.
    • OPENING BOOK MEMORY - contains most major opening strategies so the computer can respond more rapidly during a game's opening moves, to speed up play. You can set the computer to use none, some, or all of these moves during play, or select tournament opening books for the most challenging play.
    • EVALUATION - shows the computer's assessment of which player has the advantage and how much of an advantage that player has.
    • TWO POWER OPTIONS - lets you power the computer from batteries or from AC power with an optional AC adapter.
    • POWER OFF OPTION - lets you save battery power by setting the computer to turn itself off if you do not press a key or board square for about 15 minutes. The computer saves the game in progress.

Excerpts taken from “RadioShack Champion 2250XL” User Manual and box.

Information

Radio Shack Champion 2250XL (1996)

Radio Shack Champion 2250XL (1996)

Box

Radio Shack Champion 2250XL (1996) Box

Model: 60-2215

Radio Shack Champion 2250XL (1996) Model: 60-2215

User Manual

Radio Shack Champion 2250XL (1996) User Manual

Has selective or brute force play options

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Radio Shack/Tandy Corporation

Frans Morsch

Year:

1996

Manufacturer ELO

2250 USCF

Original Price

$249.99

Wiki ELO:

2014 (BT-2630)

Model #:

60-2215

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8

8 Bit Single Chip

20 Mhz (10 MHz actual)

32 KB

1 KB

Battery Operated:

6 x (C Size)

Adapter Option:

9V DC

Display Type:

16 Board LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

9.3/4” x 9.3/4”

Overall Size:

16.3/4” x 12.7/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

64

6000 Half Moves

34 Half Moves (Ply)

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 / Yes

Active Level:

A8

Tournament Level:

C5

Infinite Level:

E8

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

56

19

17

20

49.1

2118

72

19

20

33

40.27

2062

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

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2008/2009 - 1ST ICMCCC - CAPABLANCA SOUTHERN DIVISION

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

CURRENT/END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008/9

18

19

17 TH

2118

2062

IN PROGRESS

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