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« on: July 10, 2005, 01:41PM »
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Quote from: AutoBotChess on July 10, 2005, 02:00AM   

Greetings...

No... but I may have to start : )  I have a "few" machines... I am not in your league, that is for sure.  Right now my "sparring" partners are two dedicateds, whomever I play on the ICC and my various correspondence chess partners.  I am an "avid" chess book collector... the problem with those chess books is that those pesky GMs keep writing more of them!

If, and I say IF... : ), I should start becoming a chess computer collector and attempt to enter this world with as much zeal and enthusiasm as I have the chess book hording what tips could you give me?  Any machines that I should be on the look out for?  What ones should I avoid like the plague?  What are some really strong ones with high ratings that one can pick up on the cheap?  Thanks for any tips you can offer me. 




Some of your questions are difficult to answer.  I only started this chess computer collecting in January, and I am up to nearly 50 of them, so I would not be a good one to tell you what ones to avoid. 

There is a wonderful chess computer site that has a lot of information about this stuff, and also has a good list of many of the computers with their ELO's. 

You can find it by going to the main page of this site and scrolling down to the External Links section.  The site is Kurt's Schachcomputer and you should click on the "Read Kurt's Site in English" link.  When you get to the first page on Kurt's site you will see many great topics to read and gather information.  The one called Board Computer ELO List will give you a good overview of them from the strongest on down.  This list doesn't include them all, but most of the strong ones are there.

Good luck and enjoy,

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Re:MASTER 2200X Manual....
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 12:52PM »
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Well, I personally dont really think that its how many you have or even which ones you have but the enthusiasm you have for them how you care for them.

As for collecting, many interesting computers can be found on eBay for very reasonable prices, for example the Fidelity Chess Challenger 7 (AKA CC7) can be bought even for less than $10 and its a very important and historical computer being the biggest seller of all times. I think Ive seen references to 600,000 units.

Your question is actually pretty interesting. What models would you find in an average collection? I dont think I have the answer to that. I would be curious to see what others think about it. Ive heard before the no collection is complete without xxxxx but to me sometimes that x computer is simply out of reach either because of price or availability. Sometimes even with just a few computers you can have an impressive collection like this recent page that I saw last night and didnt know about:

http://www.broderick.de/schachcomputer.htm

He only has 4 computers what 4! A Tasc, A Mephisto Bavaria, a Milton Robot and a CC1!

A fair warning: once you start this, its hard to stop

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Greetings...

No... but I may have to start : )  I have a "few" machines... I am not in your league, that is for sure.  Right now my "sparring" partners are two dedicateds, whomever I play on the ICC and my various correspondence chess partners.  I am an "avid" chess book collector... the problem with those chess books is that those pesky GMs keep writing more of them!

If, and I say IF... : ), I should start becoming a chess computer collector and attempt to enter this world with as much zeal and enthusiasm as I have the chess book hording what tips could you give me?  Any machines that I should be on the look out for?  What ones should I avoid like the plague?  What are some really strong ones with high ratings that one can pick up on the cheap?  Thanks for any tips you can offer me. 

Have a good one and talk to you soon!

P.S.  A friend of mine once subscribed to something called the COMPUTER CHESS REPORTS... is there something online that gives USCF equivalent ratings to all of the machines out there?  Are the COMPUTER CHESS REPORTS still around even?  Also what is the typical rating for the dedicated crowd for dedicateds?  My USCF is 1925... not too bad, but not good enough!  So now I am working on it....
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« Reply #3 on: July 9, 2005, 05:44PM »
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Thanks AutoBotChess! Always glad to meet new friends, collectors or enthusiasts! Do you collect them by any chance?

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« Reply #4 on: July 9, 2005, 10:55AM »
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Thank you very much... I found the parts list doc but wasn't able to hit this webpage that you gave me.  This helps out a great deal :  ) 


I like the website here... very interesting.  Keep up the good work!



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Hi AutoBotChess,

This may help: http://support.radioshack.com/support_games/36700.htm
They have English and Spanish versions available.

And welcome to the forum!

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Hi AutoBotChess,

This may help: http://support.radioshack.com/support_games/36700.htm
They have English and Spanish versions available.

And welcome to the forum!

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MASTER 2200X Manual....
« Reply #6 on: July 8, 2005, 09:29AM »
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Greetings...

Does anyone know where I can go online to find a copy of this manual?  I tried the RADIO SHACK website and couldn't find a copy of it there...  I have the 2150L but the two machines are just different enough that I am having trouble figuring out how to use all of the features of the MASTER 2200X.  Any help that you fine folks can offer would be appreciated, Thanks.
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