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Re:Automatic level settings on computer?
« on: February 1, 2010, 11:22PM »
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Quote from: jlreale1 on February  1, 2010, 04:27PM   

Thanks for all the replies.  I will be looking for the chess computers you recommended.

Here in Germany the Explorer pro is clearly the best bang for the buck as the price is the same as for Challenger and Expert, but it is faster (16 MHz, Expert and Chall. have 10 MHz) and the display is backlighted.

The Explorer pro is a remake of the old (and rather rare) Saitek Cougar (with some modifications in the software)


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Re:Automatic level settings on computer?
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Thanks for all the replies.  I will be looking for the chess computers you recommended.
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Re:Automatic level settings on computer?
« Reply #2 on: February 1, 2010, 06:35AM »
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the Challenger and Explorer Pro and Expert do in fact have 8 adaptive levels. regards, tony
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Re:Automatic level settings on computer?
« Reply #3 on: February 1, 2010, 03:33AM »
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I think that the same program that is in the Chess Explorer Pro is also in the Chess Challenger and the Expert Travel Chess (and the older Cosmos and Cougar). So all these should have some kind of adaptive levels. You can download the manuals from Saitek's web site.

I know that the chess program Fritz have some kind of adaptive level settings that makes the computer opponent harder to beat if you win a game and easier to win if you lose. The adaptive levels in the aforementioned chess computers probably tries to control the level of play within a single game: Play stronger if it loses material and play weaker if it wins material.

Computer opponents that have expressions: I have the Saitek Mephisto Chess Trainer that have a small lcd-face ("Alec the Alchemist") with some expressions when it loses or wins material and also for the overall situation. The older model Alchemist Plus also have the same feature. I personally don't care for this and would prefer a straightforward numerical evaluation of the situation.

Maybe some "talking" chess computers from Excalibur could fit the bill? http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/featr-chess1.html
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Re:Automatic level settings on computer?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 11:30PM »
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Quote from: jlreale1 on January 31, 2010, 01:52PM   
I realise no chess computer can do this.  The second thing the program could do was sense just how good you were and always set itself to play just a little better.  You never felt overwelmed.  As you got better, it did to.  Wonderful feature.  Are there any chess computers or chess programs that still do this?

The "Mephisto Chess Explorer pro" has adaptive levels. I never tried them (i only do computer-computer matches), so i can't tell, how good this works.

Do not mix it up with the "Mephisto Chess Explorer"; this has no adaptive levels.


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Automatic level settings on computer?
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I had a Window 95 program that was wonderful to play chess on because of 2 reasons.  It showed your opponent (a king) laughing at you if you lost and geting very angry at you if you won.  I realise no chess computer can do this.  The second thing the program could do was sense just how good you were and always set itself to play just a little better.  You never felt overwelmed.  As you got better, it did to.  Wonderful feature.  Are there any chess computers or chess programs that still do this?
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