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SciSys Kasparov Turbostar 432 (1984)
SCISYS TURBOSTAR 432 Electronic Chess Computer.

SCISYS TURBOSTAR 432 Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from a SciSys Product Leaflet.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

PRIMARY TIME CONTROL

SECONDARY TIME CONTROL

NUMBER OF MOVES

TIME TO COMPLETE

NUMBER OF MOVES

TIME TO COMPLETE

Select from Pre-Set Levels B1 - B6

Program with C8 then A1 - A8

Program with C8 then B1 - B8

Program with C8 then C1 - C7

ADJUSTABLE TOURNAMENT RATE CONTROLS:

PRIMARY TIME CONTROL

SECONDARY TIME CONTROL

TIME ADJUSTMENT

MOVES PER PERIOD

TIME ADJUSTMENT

A1 - 30 Minutes

B1 - 10 Moves per 30 Minutes

C1 - 15 Minutes

A2 - 60 Minutes

B2 - 14 Moves per 30 Minutes

C2 - 20 Minutes

A3 - 80 Minutes

B3 - 15 Moves per 30 Minutes

C3 - 30 Minutes

A4 - 90 Minutes

B4 - 16 Moves per Hour

C4 - 40 Minutes

A5 - 100 Minutes

B5 - 20 Moves per Hour

C5 - 45 Minutes

A6 - 105 Minutes

B6 - 23 Moves per Hour

C6 - 50 Minutes

A7 - 120 Minutes

B7 - 26 Moves per Hour

C7 - 1 Hour

A8 - 150 Minutes

B8 - 30 Moves per Hour

C8 - N/A

TURBOSTAR provides 8 “sudden death” secondary tournament time controls.

ADJUSTABLE TOURNAMENT RATE CONTROLS

PRESS LEVEL AND C8 THEN ANY KEY FROM H1 TO H8.

This tells the computer that it must play the whole of the rest of the game in the time period defined:

H1

5 Minutes

H2

10 Minutes

H3

15 Minutes

H4

30 Minutes

H5

45 Minutes

H6

1 Hour

H7

1 Hour 30 Minutes

H8

2 Hours

The level settings you have programmed may be read out by first pressing LEVEL to see the main setting, the repeatedly pressing C8 to read the individually programmed Adjustment Level settings successively.

Excerpts taken from SciSys Turbostar 432 User Manual.

Information

SciSys Turbostar 432 (1984)

SciSys Turbostar 432 (1984)

User Manual

SciSys Turbostar 432 (1984) User Manual

Magnetic Pieces

SciSys Turbostar 432 (1984) Magnetic Pieces

Push Button Controls

SciSys Turbostar 432 (1984) Push Button Controls

Programmable Tournament Levels!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

SciSys-W Ltd

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1984

Manufacturer ELO

2050+ USCF

Original Price

600.00 DM

Wiki ELO:

1780

Model #:

305

My Serial #:

M253309

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit Single Chip

4 Mhz

32 KB

8 KB

Battery Operated:

6 x (C Size)

Adapter Option:

8V DC 200 mA

Display Type:

28 LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

14.5” x 9.5/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

31 + User Selectable

8,000 Half Moves

Yes whole game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

A3

Tournament Level:

B3

Infinite Level:

B8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

72

31

9

32

49.3

1745

10

6

0

4

60.00

1870

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

44

22

6

16

56.8

1880

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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