SciSys Turbostar 432
“A leader: broad opening theory, skillful tactics, and strategic goals. No wonder it scored over 2000 ELO in the U.S. Open.”
TURBOSTAR 432 is one of the world’s strongest chess computers. Rated over 2,000 ELO, it is capable of beating over 97% of of all chess players. It features a high speed 4 MHz microprocessor and a 40K program.
TURBOSTAR 432 is also very aggressive and frequently anticipates its opponent’s move and responds immediately. 31 preset levels of play can be selected to match the skill of any player, novice or top club standard. It is ideal for tournaments with over 4,000 programmable time settings to match any special time controls.
PROGRAMMING THE TOURNAMENT LEVELS
The 6 Pre-set Tournament Levels are adjustment programmed by pressing square C8 (after pressing LEVEL) and then the appropriate square or squares as described below. TURBOSTAR strictly respects the time specified.
TURBOSTAR allows you to select all 4 of the important numbers in tournament time setting: the time and number of moves to the Primary time control, then the time and the number of moves to the Secondary time control.
- Choose the number of moves to the ("Primary") time control -- by selection of your Pre-set (tournament) Level B1-B6 you can choose it to be 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or 60.
- Select the number of hours and minutes by which time this number of moves must be played -- press C8 and then adjust the Primary time using Adjustment Level settings A1-A8 for 30 to 150 minutes.
- If you need different Secondary time controls, press LEVEL and C8 then one of Adjustment Levels B1-B8. Each sets a different number of moves per period of time (these periods are further fine adjustable with the Adjustment C1-C7 settings). Each time the controlled number of moves is played (from 10 to 30) a fresh Secondary time period is allowed, and unused time may be carried forward.
- Vary the number of hours and minutes of the Secondary time control by pressing LEVEL and C8 then programming one of the Adjustment Level settings C1-C7 to select a period between 15 minutes and 1 hour for each (repeated) secondary time control.