Your RADIOSHACK TRAVEL CHESS & CHECKERS is one of the most versatile chess computers available. It provides two games for you to play -- chess and checkers -- so that you can enjoy more variety. Its compact size lets you conveniently carry it everywhere.
The computer is ideal for everyone, even the beginner. The training mode function helps beginners strengthen their chess skills -- like having a personal chess coach. Also the computer can act as a referee while you play against another person.
MAIN RADIOSHACK TRAVEL CHESS & CHECKERS GAME CHARACTERISTICS:
- CHESS/CHECKERS SELECTION -- provides two games for your selection.
- SPECIAL SENSORY PLAYING SURFACE -- the computer senses a move when you press a piece’s peg in a square.
- LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY -- alternately shows current move, piece position and verification, level, position set up, search depth, principal variation, position search, rotating display, and elapsed game time information.
- 73 CHESS PLAY LEVELS AND 17 CHECKERS PLAY LEVELS -- lets you choose the level that is suitable for your own skill.
- SELECTABLE SEARCH ALGORITHMS -- let you set the computer to search only for a move most likely to be successful, to speed up the computer’s response.
- TAKE BACK -- lets you take back and replay moves, to help you improve your game.
- RULE ENFORCEMENT -- the computer prevents illegal moves like a game referee, to help beginners learn the rules.
- 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 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.
- POSITION VERIFICATION -- lets you check the current position of the pieces if they are accidentally moved or misplaced.
- COACH FUNCTION -- evaluates your moves.
- OPENING BOOK -- hundreds of preprogrammed opening positions.
Excerpt taken from the “RadioShack Travel Chess & Checkers” User Manual and box.