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Excalibur Einstein E-MC2 Master Chess (2008)

EINSTEIN E=MC2 MASTER CHESS & CHECKERS Model E951

With his list of accomplishments, it is easy to understand why Albert Einstein’s name has become synonymous with the word ‘genius’. Lacking a team of assistants or even the use of a computer, Einstein used his friendly tuned mind to reshape science-from our understanding of the properties of light and energy to unraveling the mysteries of our expanding universe. Now, in collaboration with Excalibur Electronics, Einstein lends his name to a new collection of games meant to stimulate, challenge and develop your mind -- while you have fun!

 

      • Special teaching function - teaches beginners yet challenges advanced players
      • 73 strength levels of chess
      • 16 strength levels of checkers
      • Estimated strength rating of 1750
      • Sensory chessboard
      • Piece storage compartment
      • Pre-programmed opening strategies
      • One or two players
      • Over 500 hours of battery life

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess Checkers” Box (back).

“Albert Einstein E=MC2” new theme for 2008.  Picture taken from Box (front)

“Albert Einstein E=MC2” new theme for 2008. Picture taken from Box (front)

Ron Nelson reported that in 1999 he spent 9 months in developing a new 4 Bit chess program which became the foundation for many future Excalibur models as well as its continued use by Excalibur’s successor EB Electronics. The first 4 Bit Model 375 Excalibur LCD Chess was launched in the year 2000. This program can also be found inside many chess computer models sold by other companies such as Radio Shack.

This 4 Bit program seems to be per Nelson’s comments an even further slimmed down version of the original Nelson H8 program, compressed into this much smaller hardware and trimmed with many of the features of the original stronger H8 program removed in order to squeeze a workable chess program into the lesser ram space available on the 4 Bit hardware. This included removal of many of the more sophisticated chess routines used in stronger chess programs such as Nelson’s Attack Bit Map Tables, much smaller opening books, removal of any pondering routines and excess search routines.

Nelson commented on his great interest in developing a capable program suitable for any beginning or hobby chess player and thereby finding larger outlets of distribution for the Excalibur chess products. Excalibur Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers is a very playable and capable chess program ideal for most players was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999. Excalibur Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers program is the same as Excalibur Kingmaster III which was first released in 2003, with minor cosmetic changes and slightly different hardware.

Excalibur Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers was contracted for manufacturing by Excalibur Electronics to the EWIG Industries Hong Kong Office in Kowloon which is a subsidiary of EWIG Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Limited in Macau whose electronic manufacturing factory is situated in the Guangdong Province of China.

Excalibur Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers is the last chess computer designed by Excalibur Electronic, prior to bankruptcy and sale to EB Electronics on July 1, 2009.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur Einstein E=MC2 Master Chess & Checkers (2008)

Excalibur Einstein Master Chess & Checkers (2008)

Box

Excalibur Einstein Master Chess & Checkers (2008) Box

Display & Controls

Excalibur Einstein Master Chess & Checkers (2008) Display & Controls

User Manual

Excalibur Einstein Master Chess & Checkers (2008) Display & Controls

It’s You Against The Computer

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

8/1/2008

Manufacturer ELO

1750

Original Price

$59.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

E951

My Serial #:

K143145

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SAMSUNG S3C72F5

4 Bit Single Chip

1.05 MHz (4.19 MHz/4)

16 KB

272 Bytes (544 x 4 Bit)

Battery Operated:

3 x AA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

10” x 12” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button

73

250 Openings

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

16

Tournament Level:

72 (144 sec)

Infinite Level:

73

Game Information

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