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EXCALIBUR “ESCORT” Logo taken from Box

EXCALIBUR ESCORT PORTABLE ELECTRONIC CHESS GAME

If you’re really into competitive chess, then this is the game for you. The ESCORT is Excalibur’s strongest portable chess computer; it’ll make your game fast and furious. But don’t let its compact size fool you... this computer has 128 levels of difficulty, which includes tournament, blitz and beginner levels, and a large library of book openings. If you’re a beginner it will help you; if you are a tournament player it will challenge you.

WHAT IS A CHESS COMPUTER?

A chess computer is a state-of-the-art chess board with real chess pieces and electronic circuits that respond to the position of the pieces on the board. This enables you to play a game against the computer at any time without the need of another person. Plus, with its unique memory-save function, you can turn off your computerized chess game and continue later without losing any positions.

    INCREDIBLE FEATURES:

      • Convenient piece storage area
      • Magnetic sensory chess board

    GREAT FEATURES:

      • Strong 16K Program Working With 8 MHz System Clock Speed, providing very fast response times.
      • 128 Levels of Play Including Training and Tournament Features.
      • Solve Problems up to Mate-in-6 Moves.
      • Extensive Opening Book. More than 8500 Half-Moves and Fascinating Middle and End Game Strategies.
      • Saves Game in Memory.
      • Highly Visible Rank & File Indicators.
      • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement.
      • Provides HINT, TRAINING and REFEREE features if you need advice.
      • Position verification and position set-up for problem solving.
      • 100 hours of challenging chess from 4 x AAA alkaline batteries (not supplied) or optional A/C adapter.
      • Audible tone to indicate move.

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Escort” Box (back).

“FOR THE TRUE AFICIONADO” Picture taken from  Excalibur Escort Box

“FOR THE TRUE AFICIONADO”

 Picture taken from box

Excalibur Escort was sold by Novag Industries to Excalibur and it’s design and chess program is based on the Novag Opal which was originally sold by Novag in 1993.

This is a well built portable chess computer with a good chess program, an ideal challenge for all beginner and hobby chess players.

Information

Excalibur Escort (1995)

Excalibur Escort (1995)

Box

Excalibur Escort (1995) Box

Controls

Excalibur Escort (1995) Controls

User Manual

Excalibur Escort (1995) User Manual

For The True Aficionado!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

David Kittinger

Year:

1995

Manufacturer ELO

1880 USCF

Original Price

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Wiki ELO:

1530

Model #:

127E

My Serial #:

458408

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

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8 bit

8 MHz

16K

768 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA (UM-4)

Adapter Option:

9V DC 100mA

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s

Board Type:

Touch Sensory Board

Board Size:

4” x 4”

Overall Size:

7.5/8” x 5.1/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory

Push Button

128

8500 Half Moves

25 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 6

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

WE7

Tournament Level:

WF6

Infinite Level:

BF5

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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