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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« on: May 5, 2008, 02:46AM »
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Hi Brian

As usual with chess computers you can spend ages looking for one and then several more come along. That was my experience with the Concord. There have been two on Ebay in the last few weeks.

Apart from the obvious examples (eg Boris Handroid) rarity is difficult to pin down. It is hard to imagine that SciSys made these in small numbers, despite the extra cost of the die cast chess pieces. So my thinking was that plenty more will turn up.

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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #1 on: May 2, 2008, 06:59PM »
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Mike,

I notice you did not put the Concord on your rare page?

I recently bought one of these but my reason wasn't how rare the item may or not be but i actually own a company called Concord!

Am hoping it has the same pieces as yours.

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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #2 on: November 1, 2007, 03:29PM »
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Well I eventually found one. The Concord page on my website has been updated with an actual Concord, rather than an imposter. 

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/concord.html

One unusual aspect of these chess computers is the metal diecast chess pieces.



               


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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 02:50AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on December 21, 2006, 03:28AM   

Yes Tom. I always read your posts. 

Concords are quite neat, almost elegant machines, I think. Considering their humble strength and cost. Even my wife commented on the nice looking machine when I was opening one up the other day, hoping for clues as to whether it is a Concord or Concord II.

In actual fact I may have a Concord. I just do not know. 

According to Robert writing on CCC you may be able to tell from the sound of the processors, the Concord II runs twice as fast, and has a higher pitch. Personally I can hear very little, but I will have to try it.

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PS - Good blog on Ahmadinejad and Iran.

Hi Mike,

Sorry, I forgot I'd made this remark before in a previous thread, but then in the reverse direction .

By the way, the question whether there has ever been a Concord I has also been the subject of some discussion at TalkChess:

http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic_view=threads&p=55430&t=6981&sid=ba0ebbd84fb505216d897e180c4c0d71

At Wiki Schacomputer Info I got the impression that the Tandy 1650 has half the speed of the Concord II:

http://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/index.php/Tandy_1650

So as long as your Holy Grail has not been found, Tandy 1650 may be closest to the missing link you're looking for.

With best regards,

tom

P.S. the text about Iran (http://weblog.overtom.nl) probably drew your attention because chess is sometimes reputed to originate from Persia . Good that you didn't read the naughty articles further down the page 
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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 03:28AM »
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Quote from: Overtom on December 21, 2006, 01:22AM   

Not that I have a Concord to offer. But it struck me that the Concord series is the spitting image of the Radio Shack 1650



But I suppose you already know this ...

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tom


Yes Tom. I always read your posts. 

Concords are quite neat, almost elegant machines, I think. Considering their humble strength and cost. Even my wife commented on the nice looking machine when I was opening one up the other day, hoping for clues as to whether it is a Concord or Concord II.

In actual fact I may have a Concord. I just do not know. 

According to Robert writing on CCC you may be able to tell from the sound of the processors, the Concord II runs twice as fast, and has a higher pitch. Personally I can hear very little, but I will have to try it.

All the best
Mike

PS - Good blog on Ahmadinejad and Iran.
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Re:Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 01:22AM »
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Not that I have a Concord to offer. But it struck me that the Concord series is the spitting image of the Radio Shack 1650



But I suppose you already know this ...

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Looking for a Concord (not a Concord II)
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 05:15AM »
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Hi All

This has nothing to do with aircraft.

In my quest for a complete set of Scisys machines I am trying to find a Concord ( Version 1 ). This apparently runs at half the speed of the Concord II but is otherwise just about identical. The search is not helped by the Concord II having just Concord written on the front. These pictures are of a Concord II.............................I think.




The difference may be more obvious if the Concord has metallic finish chess pieces, not as shown above?

Hopefully the clincher, as to whether one is a Concord or a Concord II, is the model number on the back. The Concord II says Article 252. Can anyone tell me what the Concord model number is?

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Mike


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