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Excalibur LCD Chess Model 375-1 (2001

EXCALIBUR LCD COMPUTER CHESS MODEL 375-1

Congratulations on your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ innovative LCD Chess! You’ve purchased both your own personal chess trainer and a partner who’s always ready for a game -- and who can improve as you do!

Excalibur’s LCD Chess is designed so that it can be held comfortably and used with one hand.

Your LCD Chess is packed with features! Each key has two labels. To activate the feature named below the key, just press the key. To enjoy the feature given above the key, first press MODE/ON and then the key.

MAIN EXCALIBUR COMPUTER CHESS MODEL 375-1 GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Tournament Strength
    • Threat Warning Indicator.
    • Selectable Opening Lines of Play and Learning.
    • Replays Historical Great Chess Games with Special Scoring.
    • 32 Mate Problems for you to Solve.
    • TEACH Mode for Beginner Players.
    • Mate Trainer for Advanced Players.
    • Autoplay to Watch Computer Play Both Sides.
    • INFO Mode to See What Computer is “Thinking”.

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1” User Manual.

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess

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 Model 375-1 LCD Computer Chess, 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.

The manufacturing of Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 was contracted to Same Time Limited in Hong Kong.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 (2001)

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 (2001)

LCD Chess Board

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 (2001) LCD Chessboard

Model 375-1

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 (2001) Model 375-1

User Manual

Excalibur LCD Computer Chess Model 375-1 (2001) User Manual

Has Book Opening Trainer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

2001 (Jul)

Manufacturer ELO

1750

Original Price

$39.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

375-1

My Serial #:

LC041929

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SAMSUNG SAM47 S3C72P9

4 Bit Single Chip

1.5 MHz

32 KB

528 Byte (1056 Byte x 4 Bit)

Battery Operated:

3 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Type:

LCD Chessboard

Board Size:

2” x 2”

Overall Size:

2.3/8” x 5.3/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

73

3000 Poitions

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 3

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

21

Tournament Level:

72

Infinite Level:

73

Game Information

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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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