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EXCALIBUR KINGMASTER III ELECTRONIC CHESS & CHECKERS”

EXCALIBUR KINGMASTER III ELECTRONIC CHESS & CHECKERS”

Picture taken from the Excalibur Kingmaster III Electronic Chess & Checkers box.

Congratulations on your purchase of your EXCALIBUR KINGMASTER III chess and checker computer! You’ve acquired both your own personal trainer and a partner who’s always ready for a game -- and who can improve as you do!

MAIN KINGMASTER III GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • 73 Strength levels of chess.
    • 16 Strength levels of checkers.
    • Estimated strength rating 1750.
    • Sensory chess board.
    • Take-back feature.
    • Chess Timer.
    • Magnetic chess pieces.
    • Piece storage compartment.
    • Pre-programmed opening strategies.
    • Battery operated using 3 AA batteries (not included).
    • Saves game in memory.
    • Over 500 hours of battery life.

Excerpts taken from Excalibur Kingmaster III User Manual and Box.

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 Kingmaster III 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 Kingmaster III 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.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2003)

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2003)

Box

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2003) Box

Model: 911E-3

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2003) Model: 911E-3

User Manual

Excalibur Kingmaster III (2003) User Manual

73 Levels of Chess Play. 16 of Checkers!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

5/15/2003

Manufacturer ELO

1750

Original Price

$79.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

911E-3

My Serial #:

K03953

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SAMSUNG SAM47 S3C72P9

4 Bit Single Chip

1.5 MHz

32 KB

528 Byte (1056 x 4 Bit)

Battery Operated:

3 x AA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

12” x 10” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

72

250 Moves

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes/ Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

16

Tournament Level:

72

Infinite Level:

73

Game Information

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

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