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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:09AM »
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Robert

It is the same in English - Legal's Mate - here are a few checkmates with names

http://chess.about.com/library/weekly/aa03e24.htm

Boris does very well to see the danger and to avoid Bxd1 as mate is four ply away. Good idea from Bernhard.

Christian very funny.

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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 04:43AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 21, 2006, 02:49PM   

Christian

Then she included small packets of sweets and aromatherapy products in the parcel.

I am not sure whether it was something I said.



Well the Englishmen are known as womanizers

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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2006, 02:49PM »
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It is not a problem it only cost 3.99 Euros. I feel sorry for the seller really. She was so friendly sending me long emails and a letter in "unconventional" German.
Then she included small packets of sweets and aromatherapy products in the parcel.

I am not sure whether it was something I said.

Anyway the parcel was good, full of those foam "peanuts". You could hardly ask for better packaging. I would blame my cat, if I had one. As it is the Chess Partner 3000 jinx struck again.

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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2006, 06:42AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 20, 2006, 03:33PM   


Tulips travel well which is more than you can say for Chess Partner 3000s. I got another one from your homeland last week that was smashed to smithereens.


Lucky I bought two.
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Tough luck Mike. This one doesn't look like it could be repaired easily...hope it was not too expensive

This arises a question (I am by no means an expert in law): Who is responsable now?
- the seller who obviously did a bad job with the packaging
- the postal service
- your cat because she got the parcel first

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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 11:47PM »
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still a lot of money for a machine which barely knows how to play chess

But interestingly, it takes Boris less than 4 mins to avoid the famous 'Seekadettenmatt' (aka LegÓls Matt; I don't know, if there is a special English name for it!)

This is better than many newer machines (CXG Starchess (Enterprise 'S') needs >5mins!)

http://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/index.php/Seekadettenmatt

The machines in the upper section avoid it, these in the lower play 6.- Bxd1 and become checkmated!

Bernhard thought, this could be a good way, to test some of the older, weaker machines, as many of them have no setup function!


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Re:Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 03:33PM »
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still a lot of money for a machine which barely knows how to play chess
Is the master this rare compared to the regular 'boris is king'?
How did the tulips manage to survive customs?

Christian
You are right Christian. One of Boris's favourite opening replies is e7-e6 which is soon followed by e6-e5. An enthusiast for the really old machines finds this endearing and is willing to pay double for chess this bad.

It is just a guess but I think the Boris Master is outnumbered by the ordinary Boris about 10 to 1. Not surprising as the addition of a rechargeable battery and a memory switch does not turn it into a convincing portable.

Tulips travel well which is more than you can say for Chess Partner 3000s. I got another one from your homeland last week that was smashed to smithereens.




Lucky I bought two.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 11:16AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 20, 2006, 10:17AM   

Hi All

The Boris Master I bought on Ebay finally made it through Customs and the Parcelforce non-delivery system.

It must be Spring
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Well Mike,

still a lot of money for a machine which barely knows how to play chess
Is the master this rare compared to the regular 'boris is king'?
How did the tulips manage to survive customs?

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 10:51AM »
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Hi Mike 

Blimey! - fortune does indeed seem to favour the brave  - Congratulations 

Best wishes


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Boris Master with Tulips
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 10:17AM »
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Hi All

The Boris Master I bought on Ebay finally made it through Customs and the Parcelforce non-delivery system.

Here it is :-



The Ebay listing said that the Boris Master did not turn on. So I bought it in hope :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8769956928&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1

Well we all know just how unreliable Ebay listings are.



I do not know whether the rechargeable battery, that is supposed to be inside this box somewhere, was responsible. I have a Modular Game System with a rechargeable battery in it which made the display so dim you would barely see it. Anyway when I first switched the Master on nothing happened. But I did all the usual plug and on switch wiggling and when I next switched on, there it was. Boris Awaits Your Move.

It must be Spring
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