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Re:Poll: worth to collect ..
« on: March 18, 2005, 08:28AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on March 18, 2005, 08:11AM   

If I stop to think about it, it would take me days to come up with an answer so I'll go with whatever comes first in my mind. Well, excluding the wooden ones what I have in mind, 3 of them are:

1. Novag Robot Adversary
2. Phantom Eyeball
3. Fidelity chess card

Weird list istn't it? Two robots and a small calculator which doesn't play that good of a game!

I wonder what that tells about me!

Ismenio
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It tells me you like gizmos. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005, 08:11AM »
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If I stop to think about it, it would take me days to come up with an answer so I'll go with whatever comes first in my mind. Well, excluding the wooden ones what I have in mind, 3 of them are:

1. Novag Robot Adversary
2. Phantom Eyeball
3. Fidelity chess card

Weird list istn't it? Two robots and a small calculator which doesn't play that good of a game!

I wonder what that tells about me!

Ismenio
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Re:Poll: worth to collect ..
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005, 05:48AM »
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Bernhard I would answer differently if you were asking :-

(1)  My favourite that I own
(2)  My "Hall of Fame"
(3)  The most collectable chess computer(s) or the ones I want.

My favourites that I own are :-

1. Fidelity Elite Premiere - because I always wanted an Avant Garde in the 1980s, this is even better and unique with the two programs and the one I have is just beautiful. It is also beatable. 
2. Tasc R30
3. Renaissance Sparc
4. Fidelity Phantom Eyeball
5. Fidelity Elite A/S Glasgow - the one I have owned longest and played most.
6. MGS and Sargon 2.5 - the first I owned.
7. Novag Super Expert C and printer
8. Mephisto Genius 68030 London
9. Scisys Mark VI and Sensor Board
10 Novag Super Sytem III with all the accessories in the case.

For the "Hall of Fame" :-

The first - Fidelity CC1
The strongest - Tasc R40 so far
The best featured - Tasc R30/R40
The best handheld - Pocket PC with Pocket Fritz 2 
The best tournament board - Renaissance
The most charismatic - Novag Robot Adversary
The most expensive - ?
The most sold - Fidelity CC7
The most functional - Mephisto Exclusive board
The most Retro - TEC or Boris
The most outstanding Robot - Phantom Eyeball

If there is one that I would want to add into the "Hall of Fame" that might not get in otherwise it would be the Novag Savant. Years ahead of its time and a beautiful design but sadly flawed.

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Re:Poll: worth to collect ..
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005, 03:42AM »
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Quote from: _hard on March 18, 2005, 02:31AM   


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And the Fidelity Sensory 9 which was my first easy to use, competitive and cheap chess computer.

How about your "Hall of Fame" entry?

Viele Gre,
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The Sensory 9 was my first computer also.  I bought it new in 1982 and still use it today.  At the time I didn't even know anything about chess computers, but when I found out that they had been around for some years, I had to have one.  I was lucky that it turned out to be a very good computer.

I only in the last several months actually started to want "them all" as you say.  The Fidelity machines are the ones I want to concentrate on, but I really like any of them that have wooden boards. 

My holy grail would have to be a Tasc, though.  I really don't know why, because I certainly can lose to almost any of them that I currently own. 

Probably because it is so rare.

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Re:Poll: worth to collect ..
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005, 03:16AM »
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Alain,

Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on March 18, 2005, 02:46AM   

Freundlische Gre
Alain

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to German ears it sounds beautifull (and sometimes erotic) to hear french people speaking in German with a french accent (the above sch tells all about Alains mother language)
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.. OK, 20 % wood is accepted.

Viele Gre,
Bernhard
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Hi Bernhard,

Quote from: _hard on March 18, 2005, 02:31AM   

How about your "Hall of Fame" entry?

to name an important "plastic" computer for me :
Fidelity Sensory Champion Challenger

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2005, 02:31AM »
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Hi folks,

which computers do you mark for collectable? OK there are some persons who would say: I WANT THEM ALL. And of course a TASC R40 _is_ everybodys darling. Also the pretty and big wooden boards. But what happend to the other poor computers?

I would like to start with the Mephisto "Brikett" (Mephisto I, II and III). My favorite is there the Mephisto III because he calculates so much positions per seconds (1..2) like me.

And the Fidelity Sensory 9 which was my first easy to use, competitive and cheap chess computer.

How about your "Hall of Fame" entry?

Viele Gre,
Bernhard
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