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ABOUT RADIOSHACK TALKING E-CHESS VERSION II MODEL 60-2846 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS

 

TALKING E-CHESS Electronic Talking Chess With Teaching Mode

Talking e-chess is fun for beginners and challenging for experts. Endorsed by the official World Chess Hall of Fame, Talking e-chess is a powerful chess-playing computer featuring 136 levels of play for all -- from novice to tournament veteran. Beginners can use its Teaching Mode several fun ways to learn the basics. Intermediate players can improve their strategy and tactics to get better quickly. Even experts will be challenged and stay sharp between tournament games by practicing with Talking e-chess. Powerful programming has an estimated playing strength of 1700 - serious competition capable of beating 95% of all players!

This TALKING E-CHESS Model 60-2846 seems to be identical to Radioshack’s other TALKING E-CHESS Model 60-2709. The difference seems to be that 60-2846 has the Radioshack logo at the front of the computer and Excalibur is no longer referenced.

 

RADIOSHACK TALKING E-CHESS VERSION II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from computer.

RADIOSHACK TALKING E-CHESS VERSION II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from computer.

 

MAIN RADIOSHACK TALKING E-CHESS VERSION II MODEL 60-2846 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • Powerful programming capable of beating over 95% of all players
  • Excellent challenge for even the most advanced players
  • 8 Teaching Modes & 136 adjustable playing levels for beginners to tournament veterans!
  • Hear the computer announce its moves, letting you play more naturally
  • Estimated Tournament Rating 1700

 

Excerpts taken from the TALKING E-CHESS VERSION II user manual.

 

Ron Nelson reported that by the time Excalibur Talking e-Chess was conceived, the H8 ROM’s were being phased out of production, therefore Excalibur Talking e-Chess was developed around the SPLB191A processor from the manufacturer Sunplus. This created its own unique set of problems as Ron Nelson’s H8 program had to be translated to work with this new processor which has a 6502 core. This processor had less available RAM therefore in order to make the program fit to these new lower specifications, adjustments were made to the program which included the removal of Nelson's Attack Bit Map Tables and the commenting out of the Ponder routine, which were both important strength of play features that existed in Nelson's H8 program. All these adjustments resulted in a new lesser strength chess program for use with the SPLB191A with its own unique play behavior.

Excalibur Talking e-Chess Model 410V was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics by Cybertronics (Expert) in the Shenzen Province of China. Radio Shack distributed Talking e-Chess through their 4000+ stores as Radio Shack Model # 60-2846

 

Information on RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2846 Talking E-Chess Versiona II (2002) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2709 Talking E-Chess Versiona I (2002) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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RadioShack Talking E-Chess Version II (2002)

RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2709 Talking E-Chess Versiona I (2002) Box
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RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2709 Talking E-Chess Versiona I (2002) User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

RadioShack/Tandy Corporation

Ron Nelson

1700 USCF

8/19/2002

$49.00

Not Available

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Model #:

60-2846

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Sunplus

Processor:

65C02 SPLB191A

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

3 MHz

ROM:

256 KB

RAM:

704 Byte

Battery Type:

3 x AA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

2x2 in

5.1/2x3.7/8x1 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

136

Opening Book:

34 Openings

Take Back:

26 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

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Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

16 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

40 T:H2:00

Infinite Level:

F:HicnF

F:H0:30

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