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Alain Zanchetta
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Re:CyberChess and extra
« on: March 20, 2006, 01:00PM »
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Thanks Steffen,

this seller had several interesting machines (even if most stayed cheap)

best,
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 12:27AM »
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Congratulations, Alain!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 10:44AM »
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Now I am going to have mine to 

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6042609936

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006, 04:57AM »
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Hi Mike and sderyke,

thx for the info...maybe it is worth a bid. If I don't like this stuff I will give it to my son to chew on which will take a while since he has not yet got his teeth

Christian
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 03:19PM »
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Hi sderyke/Christian

A few of these came up for sale a year or so ago. Ismenio, Steffen and I all bought one. They were $15-20. I was quite enthusiastic at the time even buying card to photocopy the games, with the intention of getting a complete set between us.

Like many of these things it was put on one side and I have yet to really use it. It is though an intriguing device and piece of memorablia for chess/chess computer collectors.

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Mike
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 01:31PM »
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Cyberchess takes some of the games of the greatest chess players of history and lets you play their pieces in a multiple choice format.  This is kind of like Larry Evans old column in Chess Life - What's the Best Move?

The experts move at each stage of play is included as one of six options.  Each of the moves has a point value associated with it. When you select the correct move, you are credited with one point. When you select any of the other moves, you may lose as few as O points (if the analyst considers that move equal to the Grand Master's) to as many as six points. Some moves are considered so bad that recovery is impossible, and you lose immediately.

There are three modes.  An instructional mode, in which there is no time limit imposed on your play, and two modes of tournament-timed play. 

To start, the first few moves are given, since they are standard openings. At this point, the board is displayed so that you can check the position of your pieces on your board.

You make the moves for one side (designated by Cyberchess) and the opponent's response is given to you immediately.

The benefits to be gained by using Cyberchess are realized by studying the moves the Grandmasters do not make and checking the program's analysis of those moves.

The standard package consisted of the Cyberchess system program and four games. Two of the games were amateur class and two were professional class. All used different openings.  But you could at one time buy more packets of games to study.

I was wrong in my first post referring to it as a wheel as the structure is actually more rectangular shaped (shows how bad my memory has gotten).  But the concept is still the same as the device still worked by selecting a move and then manipulating the device, based on that choice, to display the proper response.

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 11:34AM »
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Quote from: sderyke2002 on March 16, 2006, 10:40AM   

On ebay right now there is a listing for the CyberChess item.  It was a paper and cardboard wheel device that you slipped cards in and rotated to generate moves.  It is not really computer based but came out just prior to the whole rush of computers.  So I though someone here might be interested.

Also included in the auction is a Chess Champion Mk I from that same era.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1977-CYBER-CHESS-ACCESSORIES-ELECTRONIC-CHESS_W0QQitemZ8780978930QQcategoryZ2554QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Can you tell us more about this CyberChess? I never heard about it (I am probably too young).
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Christian
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 10:40AM »
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On ebay right now there is a listing for the CyberChess item.  It was a paper and cardboard wheel device that you slipped cards in and rotated to generate moves.  It is not really computer based but came out just prior to the whole rush of computers.  So I though someone here might be interested.

Also included in the auction is a Chess Champion Mk I from that same era.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1977-CYBER-CHESS-ACCESSORIES-ELECTRONIC-CHESS_W0QQitemZ8780978930QQcategoryZ2554QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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