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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2006, 02:20PM »
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Another guess : may be it was an UK only release ?

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I think that this may be the main answer. The impression I had was that these were promoted and sold quite well in the UK. For instance they featured prominently in Selective Search and other magazines for a period. As an illustration the last Selective Search Rating List showing the number of games played (April 2005) has 330 Mephisto Nigel Short games, a similar number to the Risc 2500 512K, Novag Expert 5 MHz, Turbo King and Supermondial II/Monte Carlo IV. Which gives at least some feel for relative numbers.

This would not be the only chess computer that is reasonably commonplace in one country and almost unheard of elsewhere.

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2006, 12:22PM »
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Quote from: drawmeister on February 19, 2006, 11:48AM   

Drat !, someone from Japan has outbid me

Well, it is still cheap compared to the two NS auctions in 2005 I have seen (237€, 126€). Many players can still come in...


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.........hey that's unusual, i do not know of any chess computer fans in Japan.

Yes, that's new... may be a new lollipop (  ) will appear on Ismenio's map !


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Despite the NS being heavily advertised in the chess magazines of the mid 1990's they seem to remain quite elusive, infact i notice that in Steve Blincoes collection he rates his own one amongst the super rare.

Any suggestions as to why ?.

I have only found references of the NS in the late 1993/early 1994 : in that timeframe, there were many stronger computers, even with Ed Schröder's programs (Risc 1MB). That may be one reason ?
Another guess : may be it was an UK only release ?

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Alain
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Drat !, someone from Japan has outbid me

.........hey that's unusual, i do not know of any chess computer fans in Japan.

Despite the NS being heavily advertised in the chess magazines of the mid 1990's they seem to remain quite elusive, infact i notice that in Steve Blincoes collection he rates his own one amongst the super rare.

Any suggestions as to why ?.

Ian.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2006, 02:36PM »
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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on February 16, 2006, 07:22AM   

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a Nigel Short is available on ebay :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8767253691

even if I placed a bid, I don't really intend to get a second NS. 

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Alain

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Clive is not going to be happy with 0.99p. Put in a bid for £5 and I'll bid you up to it. 

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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2006, 07:22AM »
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Hi

a Nigel Short is available on ebay :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8767253691

even if I placed a bid, I don't really intend to get a second NS. 

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Alain
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