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Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998)

SAITEK COSMOS

We’d like to welcome you to the exciting world of computer chess! Whether you’re just starting to learn about this great game or you’re already a seasoned player, using your new chess computer will give you the opportunity to discover so much more about chess than you ever thought possible! Take a look through this manual to get an overview of your computer’s capabilities — all the special features and modes, all the unique options and playing levels. And take advantage of them over time, one by one! You’ll have great fun — and you’ll never look at chess the same way again!

Your computer knows all the rules of chess — and it will never cheat! For those of you who haven’t played before, we have included a brief overview of the rules to get you started. For more detailed information, why not visit your local library, where you’re sure to find lots of interesting chess books!

Saitek’s most sophisticated portable chess computer. Program strength combined with many advanced features makes this the ultimate compact computer available for the expert chess player.

  • A portable chess computer with expert strength program (2000 Swedish Elo) to challenge even tournament level players!
  • “Guardian Angel” Coach mode protects you from various mistakes.
  • User selectable Search Algorithms let you customize the computer’s thinking process for different playing styles.
  • Multiple Style Openings Library allows you to experience and learn different openings style.
  • LCD display with chess clock function. Includes new Bronstein timing controls.
  • Stylish laptop-style cabinet and Long-Term memory allow you to play chess anywhere, anytime!

Bronstein Clock Options

On the Blitz and Tournament levels, you have a fixed amount of time for each game, and the remaining time decreases as you think. On these levels, players often find themselves running out of time towards the end of the game -- struggling to try and make good moves in a hurry, and often ending up making inferior moves instead.

The Bronstein Clock option offers special time controls that can help alleviate such problems. This is accomplished by adding a certain amount of time back to your remaining time after each move, where the remaining time for the whole game is only reduced if you go over this fixed time level. Here’s an example: Let’s say you’re playing Blitz Level D4, where you have a total of 20 minutes for the whole game. Activating the Bronstein +bC: 10 option will give you a maximum of 10 seconds time compensation per move (added after you make your move). Note that you can’t gain extra time or increase overall thinking time by playing each move more quickly, since:

  • If you use 7 seconds to make your move, only 7 seconds will be added to your total remaining time, not 10 seconds.
  • If you use 10 seconds or more to make your move, only 10 seconds will be added back to your total remaining time.

Rotating Display

Normally, the computer’s display shows the time for the player to move. However, the computer can also display other information (see Info Mode). The Rotating Display feature works hand-in-hand with Info Mode, since it allows you to choose which of the Info Displays you want to see, and then cycles your choices in one-second increments. You may turn on any of the Rotating Display options, as desired.

INFO MODE: WATCH THE COMPUTER THINK!

Imagine this: You’re playing chess against a friend, and it’s his move. You’d love to know what move he’s thinking about, and you’d really like to get his opinion of the board position. But, of course, you won’t ask — because that’s just not done! Well, guess what — when you play against this chess computer, you can ask anything you want, and you’ll get all the answers! In fact, you can get an incredible amount of information about the computer’s thought process. On request, it will show you the move it’s thinking of, the line of play it expects after that move, its evaluation of the current board position, how deeply it is searching, and more. As you can imagine, studying this information can help you learn so much more about chess!

Excerpts taken from the “Saitek Mephisto Expert Travel” User Manual and Box

"SAITEK KASPAROV COSMOS" Picture taken from Box

SAITEK KASPAROV COSMOS

Picture taken from Box

Information

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998)

Technical Specifications

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek Industries Ltd

Frans Morsch

Year:

1998

Manufacturer ELO

2100

Original Price

100.00 Euro

Wiki ELO:

1980

Model #:

K06

My Serial #:

-

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8

8 Bit Single Chip

10 Mhz

32 KB

1 KB

Battery Operated:

4 x AA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s & LCD

Board Type:

Sensory Peg Board

Board Size:

4.3/8” x 4.3/8”

Overall Size:

9” x 7.1/8” x 1.9/16”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Peg Board

Push Button Controls

64

6000 Half Moves

50 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:

B8

Box

Flip Down Lid Closed

User Manual

Game Information

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998) Box

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998) Flip Down Lid Closed

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998) User Manual

Expert Strength (2000 Swedish Elo)!

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

485

208

98

179

53.0

2020

8

3

4

1

62.50

2029

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

74

24

21

29

46.6

2006

8

3

3

2

56.25

2025

Game Option Controls

5 Position 7 Segment LCD Display

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998) Game Option Controls

Saitek Kasparov Cosmos (1998) 5 Position 7 Segment LCD Display

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2007 SAITEK COSMOS VS NOVAG CITRINE MATCH BEST OF 8 GAMES

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2007

2

8

1 ST

2029

2207

In Progress

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