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SciSys Companion III (1986)
SCISYS COMPANION III Electronic Chess computer.

SCISYS COMPANION III Electronic Chess computer.

Picture taken from a SciSys Companion III Product Leaflet.

GARRY KASPAROV

“The COMPANION III is ideally suited to chess enthusiasts and club players”.

November ‘85

“The COMPANION III is ideally suited to chess enthusiasts and club players”.

Garry Kasparov -- World Champion. (November ‘85)

SCISYS COMPANION III

“Plays chess up to regular club level. Modern, elegant, and rich in features.”

COMPANION III is a sophisticated chess computer which automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard. It has 17 different levels of skill. There are a number of additional features which make all operations easy to understand. You will be sure to appreciate the new instant response program that gives you very fast games in the casual levels.

The computer contains the latest in single-chip microcomputer technology which means that you get a battery life of over 150 hours on three penlite cells (alkaline type). The last position of a game is always stored in memory and retained for up to 2 years. We hope that these features will contribute to your enjoyment of the game.

The handsome cabinet of the Companion III contains a powerful program that beats over 90% of all regular chess players, but at Handicap level even a beginner can get an equal game and develop his skill.

MAIN SCISYS COMPANION III GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

INSTANT RESPONSE

  • Program has advanced predictive capabilities when thinking in opponent time.

STRONG PROGRAM

  • Can beat 90% of all chess players with its powerful 16K program. Also has teaching and handicap modes.

17 PLAYING LEVELS

  • 8 casual, 4 tournament, 5 special (including speed chess: Blitz, handicap and problem solving up to Mate in 10).

EASY TO USE

  • Take Back moves up to 8 ply.
  • Display Move under consideration
  • Chessboard senses moves.
  • Simple Position verification and Set Up capability.
  • Follows all main rules of chess including 50-move rule, 3-fold repetition, under-promotion etc.

Excerpt taken from the “SciSys Companion III” User Manual, Box and Product Leaflet.

“COMPANION III Sensory Chess Computer” label taken from the back of the chess computer.

“COMPANION III Sensory Chess Computer” label taken from the back of the chess computer.

Information

SciSys Companion III (1986)

SciSys Companion III (1986)

Box

SciSys Companion III (1986) Box

Push Button Controls

SciSys Companion III (1986) Push Button Controls

User Manual

SciSys Companion III (1986) User Manual

Instant Response Chess Computer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

SciSys W Ltd

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

1800 USCF

Original Price

199,00 DM

Wiki ELO:

1440

Model #:

206

My Serial #:

CP054829

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6301Y

8 Bit Singlechip

8 MHz

16 KB

256 Bytes

Battery Operated:

3 x AA (150 hrs)

Adapter Option:

7-9V DC 100 mA

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s 7 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Board

Board Size:

6.1/4” x 6.1/4”

Overall Size:

12.3/4” x 9.3/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Button Controls

17

5000 Half Moves (Ply)

8 Half-Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate in 10

Yes / Yes

No / No

Active Level:

4

Tournament Level:

B

Infinite Level:

G

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

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