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“FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8”

Picture taken from Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 box.

“FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8”

“FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8”

Picture taken from Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 box.

The First Thinking Chess Game That “Sees” Every Move You Make!

FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8 “sees” every move you make and records it automatically. Match your skill against the Computer’s “brain”. Improved programming lets you play at any level of difficulty from beginner to expert. Works on batteries or plugs into a home wall outlet.... play anytime, anywhere!

New sensory playing surface automatically tells the Computer your every move --- from and to --- and which piece was moved. The squares light up to graphically show you the Computer’s next move. No keys to press --- you don’t have to learn programming procedures -- SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8 lets you devote all your attention to the game.

Plus these proven outstanding features:

  1. Eight levels of play. Beginner to expert, including “Mate in Two” and “Chess by Mail”.
  2. Levels changeable during game: Change from 1 to any level through 8, at any time, on any move.
  3. Random computer responses vary every game. Your computer opponent will make it interesting each and every time,
  4. Selection of legal offense or defense play: Play from the bottom or the top of the board. Choose black or white.
  5. Position verification by computer memory recall.
  6. Plays opening defenses from chess books, i.e. Sicilian, French, Ruy Lopez, Queen’s Gambit Declined.
  7. Analyzes as many as 3,024,000 board positions. Uses up to 32,000 bits of Read Only Memory.
  8. Audio feedback: Single tone each time you press key; double tone when Computer responds.
  9. Problem Mode: Establish your own chess positions and watch the Computer react.
  10. Add or subtract pieces during game: Put back the piece you lost by override or take away the Computer’s queen for a more even game.
  11. Pawn promotion to selected piece: Promote a pawn to a queen automatically, or select a knight or another piece instead.
  12. Plays against YOU; plays against ITSELF; changes sides in MID GAME.

Numerous other features include durable molded housing, uses four “C” size batteries (batteries not included) or plug-in transformer, 100% solid state.

Excerpt taken from the “Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8” User Manual, Leaflet and Box.

“FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8” INFORMATION SHEET

“FIDELITY SENSORY CHESS CHALLENGER 8” INFORMATION SHEET

Picture taken from Fidelity Challenger Series Product Catalog 1980/1981.

Information

Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 (1980)

Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 (1980)

Box

Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 (1980) Box

Model: SCC

Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 (1980) Model: SCC

User Manual

Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 8 (1980) User Manual

8 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Fidelity International

Ron Nelson

Year:

1980

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$345.00

Wiki ELO:

1300

Model #:

SCC

My Serial #:

02981881

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Z80

8 Bit

4 Mhz

4 KB

0.5 KB

Battery Operated:

4 x (C Batteries)

Adapter Option:

9V DC 350mA

Display Type:

4 Pos 7 Segment LCD

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

10.5/8” x 11.3/8” x 2.1/2”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Sensory

Push Button Controls

8

67 Positions

Use Problem Mode

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 2

No/ No

No / No

Active Level:

H2 (15 seconds)

Tournament Level:

H8

Infinite Level:

H6 (24 hours)

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

18

7

4

7

50.0

1086

16

5

4

7

43.75

1192

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 STAGE 1 BLUE SECTION GROUP C

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2007/8

9

16

7 th

1300

1192

Complete

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