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RFT Chess-Master (1987)

For centuries there existed this dream among chess players of having an automated opponent. Baron Wofgang von Kempelen built in 1768 what appeared to be the first automated chess machine. This turned out to be a hoax as inside the machine a small person was hidden who played the moves.

You have bought with your Chess-Master CM a strong playing chess computer which is loaded with options that will provide you a great amount of choices. CM understands all the chess rules including castling and en-passant, checkmates and fools mate. With the 6 Playing, 2 Problem and 4 Random Move levels you can be assured of exciting games filled with variety. The most well known chess openings are also included in CM’s opening library.

Excerpts taken from the RFT “Chess-Master” User Manual, translated by Spacious-Mind

rft_chess-master_warranty

1 Year Warranty Card, this was included with the purchase of a “RFT Chess-Master”

A schematic of the electronic circuits inside a “RFT Chess-Master”

A schematic of the electronic circuits inside a “RFT Chess-Master”

Information

RFT Chess-Master (1987)

RFT Chess-Master (1987)

Auto Sensory Board

RFT Chess-Master (1987) Auto Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

RFT Chess-Master (1987) Push Button Controls

User Manual

RFT Chess-Master (1987) User Manual

Nice looking wooden electronic chess computer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

RFT VEB Mikroelektronik Erfurt

Rüdiger Worbs & Dieter Schulte

Year:

1987

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

1.580,00 Ost Mark

Wiki ELO:

1400

Model #:

G-5003-501

My Serial #:

4835

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

UB880 D

8 Bit

4 MHz

10 KB

2 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

60Hz +- 1.2 Hz

Display Type:

64 Coordinate LED’s

Board Type:

Auto Sensory

Board Size:

11” x 11”

Overall Size:

17” x 13.5/8” x 2.7/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Button Controls

Push Button

8

180 Variations

2 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 2

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

2

Tournament Level:

4

Infinite Level:

8

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

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

1

0

0

100.0

1350

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 - UNDER 1400 ELO CHESS COMPUTER CHAMPIONSHIP - GREEN SECTION - STAGE 1 GROUP K

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008/9

9

16

In Progress

1350

In Progress

In Progress

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