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Obsidian or Mephisto Master Chess
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2006, 05:45PM »
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Hey everybody,

I am looking to get a new chess computer. Right now I am thinking about the Obsidian or the Mephisto Saitek Master. I don't care too much about the strength. More of what I'd like to know is which one has the better features and most pretty looking pieces and board. I've had a lot of Saiteks in the past and didn't care for their plastic pieces. I don't know if the Mephisto uses the standard plastic Saitek or what but I want the more aesthetically pleasing set.

Features are also important. Why can't Saitek bring back the Renaissance. I used to have a Galileo and it was gorgeous. Novag's Citrine while sort of nice, seems more like a kludge. I used to have a UCB and while the board was nice, it sucked to have it plugged into the wall and have my Sapphire II plugged in. Wires were everywhere. The Saitek wooden boards ran on batteries had nice buttons that were hidden and were full sized. Damn Hurricane Katrina for drowning my Galileo and 6 MHz Analyst module.

Ciao,
Daniel

PS Is the Excalibur Grandmaster a nice set? I know that it is full sized but is it some cheapo Chinese crap or is it decent. I know the strength is a little low and I will probably outgrow it in a year or two but hey if it rocks I'm buying.

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