WHAT IS A CHESS COMPUTER?
A chess computer is a traditional board with real chess pieces and electronic circuits which respond to the position of the pieces on the board. An important benefit is that you can play a game of chess against your computer when a human opponent is not available. You can do this at any time, and even switch off in the middle of the game and start again later, because the computer will remember exactly where all the pieces are even when it is switched off.
If you are a beginner the computer’s advanced teaching mode will help you to learn the game, to learn about all the pieces and how they move (note: this advanced teaching mode function is identical to the advanced teaching mode offered in many Excalibur electronic chess computers!)
Finally do not think that you have no chance against the computer. It has many levels of skill and if you start off by playing on the lowest level you should find that as you get used to playing the computer you will learn move about the game and have a good chance of winning. As you improve and want a more challenging game you simply increase the level of skill.
Your chess computer is an ideal opponent. It is ready to play you at any time, as often as you like, at whatever level of skill you choose
STYLES OF PLAY
The computer can play 5 different styles:
- Style 1 - Very Passive
- Style 2 - Passive
- Style 3 - Normal
- Style 4 - Aggressive
- Style 5 - Very Aggressive
Excerpts taken from the “Tiger Electronics U.K. Limited Chess Trekker” User Manual.
As an estimate this chess computer is likely similar in strength as the early Excalibur Computers that showed a Manufacturer Rating of ELO 1650 USCF.