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ABOUT RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER MODEL 60-2217 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

 

Your RadioShack Master 2200X Chess Computer is one of the most versatile chess computers available. With its advanced features and chess program written by a world computer chess chess champion, the computer is ideal for everyone from the beginner or casual player to the professional and tournament chess expert. You can set the computer so it plays with the cunning of a grandmaster or as tamely as an absolute beginner.

The computer’s options let you simulate sights, sounds, and intensity of championship tournament play. You can let the computer act as a referee while you play against another person, turn the computer’s sound on or off, and display and hear a ticking game clock during play. The computer also displays information that can help you improve your chess skills.

 

RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

 

MAIN RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER MODEL 60-2217 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

SPECIAL SENSORY PLAYING SURFACE

The Computer senses a move when you press a piece against a square.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shows current move, piece position and verification,  level, position set up, search depth, principal variation, position search, rotating display, and elapsed game time information.

ROTATING DISPLAY OPTION

Lets you set up the computer to display move strategy, search depth, time per move, move totals, evaluation rating, and move possibilities per second while the computer is thinking.

BUILT-IN CHESS CLOCKS

Let you set up the computer to display the elapsed time since the computer or opponent last moved, and the remaining time before the computer or an opponent must make a move.  The computer can also display count-up or count-down game timers.

RANK AND FILE BOARD LIGHTS

Let you easily see where a piece came from and where it should go during a move.

SIXTY-FOUR PLAY LEVELS

Let you choose from 64 game types and levels of difficulty, including beginner, training, regular play, mate search, sudden death, and tournament levels.

SELECTABLE SEARCH ALGORITHMS

Let you set up the computer to search only for a move most likely to be successful, to speed up the computer's response.  Or, you can select the computer's brute force option to search all move possibilities thoroughly.

TAKE BACK

Lets you take back and replay moves.

RULE ENFORCEMENT

Prevents illegal moves.

SAVE

Lets you turn off the computer without interrupting the game in progress so you can continue playing later.

MOVE

Lets you force the computer to make a move, change sides with the computer, or learn by watching the computer play against itself.

MOVE SUGGESTION

Lets you use the computer to suggest moves, to teach you the best response to an opponent's move.

PROBLEM SET UP

Lets you set up special chess problems, so you can practice solving problems published in newspapers, chess literature, or history books.

OPENING BOOK MEMORY

Contains most major opening strategies so the Computer can respond more rapidly during a game's opening moves to speed-up play and help you play ore professionally.  You can set the computer to use none, some, or all of these moves during play, or select tournament opening books for the most challenging play.

POSITION VERIFICATION

Lets you check the current position of the pieces f they are accidentally moved or misplaced.

EVALUATION

Shows the computer's assessment of which player has the advantage and how much of advantage that player has.

POWER OFF OPTION

Lets you save battery power by setting the computer to turn itself off if you do not press a key or board square for about 15 minutes.  The computer saves the game in progress.

TWO POWER OPTIONS

Lets you power the computer from batteries or from AC power with an optional AC adapter.

 

Excerpts taken from the RADIOSHACK MASTER CHESS COMPUTER user manual and box.

 

About RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) Electronic Chess Computer
Information on RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) Electronic Chess Computer
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) Electronic Chess Computer

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RadioShack Master Master Chess Computer (1998)

RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) Box
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) Computer Label
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2217 Master Chess Computer (1998) User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

RadioShack/Tandy Corporation

Frans Morsch

2200 USCF

1998

$149,00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

60-2217

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

H8

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

16 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1 KB

Battery Type:

6 x “C” Cell

Power Adapter:

9V D/C 300 mA

Display:

LCD4P7S16LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

13x10x1.1/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

64

Opening Book:

2K Half Moves

Take Back:

30 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

20 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

E3

Infinite Level:

H2

H1

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other  Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

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Human Rating

USCF

CCR 94

CCNS 94

Ply 94

FIDE

USCF

2129

2136

2121

2080

2142

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