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Alain Zanchetta
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Re:Atlanta, Senator, and Risc 2500
« on: November 6, 2005, 01:25PM »
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Quote from: Chris on November  6, 2005, 09:03AM   

Risc 2500 do crop up on ebay now and again, I can remember at least 2 over the last year. IIRC the last one went for 115 in July but I'm sure Alain will be able to correct me and also provide more detail on this.

yes, I have seen six of them this year : three in january, one in may and two in july, and three more in 2004 (and I don't see follow all auctions, especially in the US)

Prices between 73 Euros (seems strange now) and 524 Euros !
Last July : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5221927410
and http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5221789674

As far as I know, it is possible to upgrade a Risc which has not yet its 2 MB.

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Re:Atlanta, Senator, and Risc 2500
« Reply #1 on: November 6, 2005, 12:32PM »
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Thankyou,

I have never even see the Risc 2500 in the flesh it looks very nice though but you cant use batteries to power it.

I love using my Atlanta to play chess on the Internet it once was in a losing position against a guy with a 2060 rating and announced a mate in 4 against him. It absolutely left me dumbfounded.

I wish they would bring out a table top machine similar to the atlanta with a 2500 rating although the limitations of the size and the hardware to power it might make it impracticle.

They have really come a long way since the days of the Fidelity Sensory Champion et all but i still love those machines. Incidentally did you know there is an M and B phantom on ebay for 260 now!!

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Dave
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Re:Atlanta, Senator, and Risc 2500
« Reply #2 on: November 6, 2005, 11:17AM »
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According to SSDF the difference is 6 rating points in favour of Risc 2500.  The Magellan has gone out of production, but it is not long ago, so it might be found new.

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Re:Atlanta, Senator, and Risc 2500
« Reply #3 on: November 6, 2005, 09:03AM »
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Hi Dave 

I guess it depends which version of Risc 2500 you have (128k or 512k). I don't have either of these machines but the current Selective Search has following ratings:

Risc 2500 512k    - 2244
Atlanta/Magellan - 2221
Risc 2500 128k    - 2198

Risc 2500 do crop up on ebay now and again, I can remember at least 2 over the last year. IIRC the last one went for 115 in July but I'm sure Alain will be able to correct me and also provide more detail on this.

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Atlanta, Senator, and Risc 2500
« Reply #4 on: November 6, 2005, 08:26AM »
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I have been collecting chess computers since 1981 and having stopped in the mid 90s i have now got my enthusiasm back and have started colleting again i have a Mephisto senator,Atlanta, Designer 2000, and a Novag zircon2.

Can someone tell me if:

1 Is the Atlanta stronger than the Risc 2500 i have      seen conflicting reports on various chess computer ratings sites has anyone played them against one another?..

2 Can i buy an upgraded module for my Mephisto Senator i believe the Magellan module is available is this correct.

3 Where is the best place to buy a Saitek risc 2500 i looked on Ebay for a while non seen.how much do they usually go for.

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Dave
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