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Mephisto Mein Erster (1991)

DEAR CHESS FRIEND!

We are told that the former World Champion Capablanca learned the game of chess at the age of four, by just observing his father playing chess. However true this story may be, not everyone was born a chess genius.

Our introduction to the game of chess uses the help of a chess computer and teaches in a special way by step-by-step familiarizing the beginner with the chess pieces and the rules for moving these pieces, without overburdening the beginner with too much learning. As soon as a new piece is introduced, the student starts a new game in which he thoroughly learns the intricacies of this new piece before he moves on to the next lesson.

Since a computer is never impatient and never gets irritated, the student can play through the exercises at his own tempo.

Our teach computer has been specifically designed for students from the age of ten, but is also just as suitable for adults who have always wanted to learn the game of chess but were always put off by the complexities of the game.

Children below the age of ten will generally require the help of a parent (or family member) in order to take full advantage of all the lessons provided by the computer.

With this regard, I wish you lots of fun with your first chess computer.

    GM DR. HELMUT PFLEGER

Excerpts taken from the “Mephisto Mein Erster” Learning Guide translated by Spacious Mind

“MEPHISTO MEIN ERSTER” an ideal computer to teach children and adults to play chess.  Picture taken from the “Lessons Guide”

“MEPHISTO MEIN ERSTER” an ideal computer to teach children and adults to play chess. Picture taken from the “Learning Guide”

Information

Mephisto Mein Erster (1991)

Mephisto Mein Erster (1991)

Learning Guide

Mephisto Mein Erster (1991) Learning Guide

Push Button Controls

Mephisto Mein Erster (1991) Push Button Controls

Sensory Chessoard

Mephisto Mein Erster (1991) Sensory Chessoard

A computer specially designed to teach beginners

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Eric van Riet Paap

Year:

1991

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

DM 198.00

Wiki ELO:

1450

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

E224514

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

M50747

8 Bit Single Chip

8 Mhz

8 KB

512 Bytes

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AA Size)

Adapter Option:

9V DC

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

3.3/4” x 3.3/4”

Overall Size:

6.3/4” x 6” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Buttons

64 (8 chess 56 Learning)

2000 Positions

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

?

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

H5

Tournament Level:

H8

Infinite Level:

N/A

Game Information

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