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Dick Schneiders
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Re:Anybody know how to "take back" on a Saitek
« on: March 7, 2005, 06:37AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March  7, 2005, 06:21AM   

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I am with you. The President is indeed a very nice chess computer and more powerful than it looks. Altogether a pleasant machine to use and slightly quirky with the detachable module that sticks out of the front.

$15! Is it legal to obtain one for that little?

Mike


Yes, with my clumsy hands, I have bumped into that appendage in front several times. 

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Re:Anybody know how to "take back" on a Saitek
« Reply #1 on: March 7, 2005, 06:21AM »
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Dick

I am with you. The President is indeed a very nice chess computer and more powerful than it looks. Altogether a pleasant machine to use and slightly quirky with the detachable module that sticks out of the front.

$15! Is it legal to obtain one for that little?

Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 7, 2005, 05:30AM »
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One thing I do miss, though, is it telling me "I lose", when I beat it. 

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I am enjoying the Saitek President even more, now that I know how to "take back" moves. 

Now I can beat it more frequently.  I suppose I will need to turn off the "Easy" mode, and move up from the "Fun 1" level soon. 

This is the most fun I have ever had for $15! 

Well, perhaps there was this one time when I was in the military and stationed in Korea for a short time. 

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Re:Anybody know how to "take back" on a Saitek
« Reply #3 on: March 6, 2005, 05:27AM »
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President chess computer?  This computer has a bunch of Options that I have yet to figure out, and probably won't until I can get the copy of the manual I ordered.  However, one that I need desperately is to be able to take back a move. 

Anybody remember, or have easy access to a manual?

Thanks,

Dick Schneiders
To take back just move the piece back to where it came from on the board. The display will be showing the last move and will prompt you to replace a taken piece. You can keep going back like this for 64 ply.

There is not a way of doing this with the keypad.

What do you think of the President?

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Mike


Thanks again, Mike.  I never suspected that it would be so easy.  I went through a lot of the options, trying them at random, with no success.  I did, however, figure out some of the others in the process.

I like the President very much.  It is attractive, and the Novag pieces, though a tiny bit smaller than the originals, look great on the board.  The ease of use, not having to press down on the pieces, of the auto-sensory board has a much more realistic feeling to me.  I was surprised at how much I liked this feature over the Fidelity boards I have.

The computers response seems considerably quicker to me, than others that I own.  I know that it has a higher rating than my other computers, but didn't expect it to be quite this fast.  As I have repeated, often, I am not a good chess player, and have only been able to win one game from the President.  I have been using it on Level 5, which seems to be the default, but really have no idea where this level falls in the hierarchy of this computers levels. 

One thing I do miss, though, is it telling me "I lose", when I beat it. 

Dick Schneiders

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Re:Anybody know how to "take back" on a Saitek
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Quote from: Dick Schneiders on March  5, 2005, 09:19PM   

President chess computer?  This computer has a bunch of Options that I have yet to figure out, and probably won't until I can get the copy of the manual I ordered.  However, one that I need desperately is to be able to take back a move. 

Anybody remember, or have easy access to a manual?

Thanks,

Dick Schneiders
To take back just move the piece back to where it came from on the board. The display will be showing the last move and will prompt you to replace a taken piece. You can keep going back like this for 64 ply.

There is not a way of doing this with the keypad.

What do you think of the President?

All the best
Mike
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Anybody know how to "take back" on a Saitek
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President chess computer?  This computer has a bunch of Options that I have yet to figure out, and probably won't until I can get the copy of the manual I ordered.  However, one that I need desperately is to be able to take back a move. 

Anybody remember, or have easy access to a manual?

Thanks,

Dick Schneiders
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