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Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989)
Picture taken from the back cover of “Easy Steps to Winning Chess”

Picture taken from the back cover of “Easy Steps to Winning Chess”

Your KASPAROV chess computer is programmed to play chess with you and to teach you more about this great game. It automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard, has 107 level/setting combinations including 16 levels of skill with fun levels, where the computer deliberately makes mistakes, giving beginners a good chance of winning. The computer also has a number of novel coaching features which make it ideal for beginners and casual players who wish to improve their game.

In normal games the computer will monitor your moves and make sure that they do not violate the rules of chess. It will help you learn different openings and suggest moves for you when you need help. If you are a beginner the computer will warn you when your pieces are threatened and let you take back a move if you commit a blunder. While it is computing its moves it will even show you the move it is considering and tell you what it thinks of the position.

With your KASPAROV chess computer you can learn and practice the easy way. It encourages you to improve your chess so that you enjoy the game more. Soon you should be able to beat the computer on the lower levels and switch to a higher one for challenging games. Once you begin to hold your own on these levels you will know that you are a proficient player and have nothing to fear from average human opponents.

As your interest in chess develops you will want to take a look at the eight built-in chess studies and solve them with the help of the computer. This novel feature gives you interesting insights into high-class chess and many additional hours of pleasure with your KASPAROV chess computer/

IMPORTANT NOTE

This computer knows all the chess rules, including castling, en passant, and stalemate.

Excerpts taken from “Saitek MK 12 Trainer” User Manual.

A very nice chess teaching book included with “SAITEK KASPAROV MK12 TRAINER”.  This book was also included with many Saitek chess computers.

A very nice chess teaching book included with “SAITEK KASPAROV MK12 TRAINER”. This book was also included with many Saitek chess computers.

“SAITEK KASPAROV MK12 TRAINER”.  Taken from a “Saitek” product catalog.

“SAITEK KASPAROV MK12 TRAINER”. Taken from a “Saitek” product catalog.

Information

Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989)

Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989)

Sensory Chessboard

Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989) Sensory Chessboard

Touch Controls

Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989) Touch Controls

User Manual

Saitek Mk 12 Trainer (1989) User Manual

16 Levels of skill

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek Industries Ltd

Julio Kaplan? or Craig Barnes?

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

?

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

164D

My Serial #:

SZ0632221

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

?

8 Bit Single Chip

1 Mhz

?

?

Battery Operated:

4 x AA (350 Hrs)

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

9.1/4” x 11.1/2” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Touch Controls

16

Yes

6 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes/ Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 4

Yes / No

Yes / yes

Active Level:

4 (15 sec)

Tournament Level:

6 (2 min)

Infinite Level:

7

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

28

15

6

7

64.3

1276

26

13

6

7

61.54

1357

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2007/2008 - UNDER 1400 ELO CHESS COMPUTER CHAMPIONSHIP - BLUE SECTION - FINAL 16

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2007

72

26

U1400 FINAL 16

1300

1357

Complete

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