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Re:Fidelity Mach IV 68020
« on: May 7, 2005, 10:16PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on May  7, 2005, 10:14AM   

New computer added to my collection.  A Fidelity Mach IV 68020 Chess Challenger.


Congratulations Ismenio !!!
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Thanks Mike. I'll send you a high resolution picture via email or I can even try to get it reproduced here by Kinko's or some place like that. It will not be an original but it will be close.

Christian, you're right about the ELO. Even in today's machines I usually never trust what the manufacturer says.

This one was signed by All Lawrence.
The full text says:


Be it known to all, that the
FIDELITY MACH IV 68020
CHESS CHALLENGER
COMPUTER

obtained a certified rating of
2325
by competing in 48 tournament games against rated
players thereby achieving the classification of
CHESS MASTER
in acordance with the rating system of the
United States Chess Federation
Done on
the Fourth Day of July
Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Eight

All Lawrence
Executive Director

U.S. CHESS Federation
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Re:Fidelity Mach IV 68020
« Reply #2 on: May 7, 2005, 01:01PM »
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Ismenio

Congratulations. A very nice machine. I have one just the same in the koffer. Very neat. Maybe they were also sold by Mephisto after Fidelitys demise? My one was sold on 24th July 1992.

Though the chess computer came in a nice cloth bag I didn't get an over-the-top certificate with fictitious Elo rating.    Ismenio I have tried printing your certicate picture so as not to be left behind and certificateless, but it is not the same.

From one Chess Master to another
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Re:Fidelity Mach IV 68020
« Reply #3 on: May 7, 2005, 11:21AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on May  7, 2005, 10:14AM   

New computer added to my collection.  A Fidelity Mach IV 68020 Chess Challenger.

ELO 2325 according to this certificate.

Ismenio


Ismenio,

gratulations!
But 2325?I doubt it. Reality says it is rated between 1900 und 2000.
I wonder who signed this certificate

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New computer added to my collection.  A Fidelity Mach IV 68020 Chess Challenger.

ELO 2325 according to this certificate.



From what I've been told, the "koffer" was optional. Interestingly, it was made in Germany.





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