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Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981)
“FIDELITY CHAMPION SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER” Logo taken from Box.

“FIDELITY CHAMPION SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER” Logo taken from Box.

MEET THE WORLD CHAMPION!

THE UNDISPUTED WINNER ON TWO CONTINENTS. IT THINKS “SEES” EVERY MOVE, AND TALKS... IN ANY ONE OF FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

It’s the one you’ve been waiting for! CHAMPION SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER contains an even better program than was used to win the First World Microcomputer Chess Championship in London, England, September, 1980, and the First Official North American Microcomputer Chess Championship held in San Jose, California. Has many outstanding features, including Fidelity’s advanced Sensory playing surface.

FEATURES:

  • Infinite levels of play.
  • Thinks on its opponents time for faster response.
  • Any tournament time control can be set by entering the primary and secondary time controls (number of moves in a certain time limit).
  • Take back feature reverses up to 15 moves, or 30 half-moves in case you decide to change the direction of your game.
  • Full 50-word voice vocabulary -- tells you all of its moves and repeats all of your moves. Calls out every capture, and repeats every board position on demand.
  • Improved book openings -- select from a large repertoire of 64 book opening variations averaging 15 moves into the game. Variations selected reflect a mix of Master Practice, Average Tournaments and social “club” play. Opening variations are divided equally between open and closed games.
  • Duplicates 64 of the world’s greatest games, including games played by Morphy, Capablanca, Spassky, and Fisher. Test your own playing ability by replaying these great games.... you be the Champ or the Challenger.
  • Chess clock tells time remaining for each player, or tells elapsed time of game, automatically reversing for each player.
  • Chess clock count down mode allows separate game times to be set for the human and the Computer. The Computer automatically adjusts the speed of play to the time remaining.
  • Special mate mode solves mating problems with amazing speed.
  • Play Mode allows two humans to play chess on its sensory playing surface. The Computer monitors play, announcing the moves, rejecting illegal moves, and printing a complete game record for both players when the Fidelity Printer is used.
  • Has the ability to promote pawns to all legal pieces, and will announce the piece selected.

Walnut housing, hand carved magnetized chess pieces, 100% solid state. Uses standard AC power. Optional Printer provides a graphic printout of every move.

Excerpts taken from “Fidelity Champion Sensory Chess Challenger” Box (back).

Winner of First World Microcomputer Chess Championship in London, England, September, 1980, and the First Official North American Microcomputer Chess Championship held in San Jose, California. Picture taken from Box (front)

Winner of First World Microcomputer Chess Championship in London, England, September, 1980, and the First Official North American Microcomputer Chess Championship held in San Jose, California. Picture taken from Box (front)

Front View of Fidelity Champion Sensory Chess Challenger.  Picture taken from Box (front)

Front View of Fidelity Champion Sensory Chess Challenger. Picture taken from Box (front)

“OFFICIAL RATING ELO 1771 USCF” Official rating provided by the United States Chess Federation for the “Champion Sensory Chess Challenger”

“OFFICIAL RATING ELO 1771 USCF”

Official rating provided by the United States Chess Federation for the “Champion Sensory Chess Challenger”

Information

Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981)

Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981)

Box

Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981) Box

Touch Controls

Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981) Touch Controls

User Manual

Fidelity Chess Challenger Champion Sensory Voice (1981) User Manual

Winner of First World Microcomputer Chess Championship!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Fidelity International

Dan & Kathe Spracklen

Year:

1981

Manufacturer ELO

1771

Original Price

$999.00

Wiki ELO:

1570

Model #:

CSC

My Serial #:

13173267

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit

 2 Mhz

16 KB

4 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9VDC 50-60Hz 10W

Display Type:

64 Board LED’s + 4 Pos 7 Seg LCD

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

13” x 11.1/2” x 3.3/16”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Touch Sensory Controls

12 Levels

3500 Half Moves

39 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 3

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

2

Tournament Level:

6

Infinite Level:

H

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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

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18

6

2

10

38.9

1613

2

2

0

0

100.0

1613

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

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

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