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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« on: April 5, 2006, 05:23PM »
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Thanks Mike...I wonder why my ebay fidelity search did not snag this auction?  I check my searches daily.  4 days left so hopefully I'll snag this one:)
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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #1 on: April 3, 2006, 12:38AM »
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Jon

There is one of the opening modules, a CB9, currently up for auction on Ebay :-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8790971044&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Charles Kamaras is a very good and reliable seller of chess computers and no doubt there will be a few people after this item.

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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006, 05:13AM »
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Hi,

yes, there do exist additional modules:

I once had the luck to purchase an Elite A/S in a non-cheated-buy-it-now-auction, which was delivered with the following modules:

Opening A
Opening B
Opening C
Opening D
Opening E
TDF (for which I had been offered a fortune)
as well as CB 9 and CB 16.

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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 02:03AM »
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Jon I remember when this subject last came up Alain provided a list of modules that had been sold on Ebay in 2004:-

http://users.boardnation.com/~chesscomputers/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=211;start=20

Since then I have seen a few more sold. In September I bought a CB9 myself, which came with a Fidelity Elegance. If Alain sees this maybe he will provide an update. To find one, Ebay just requires a regular search and persistence. You could also do a search post on Kurts Forum and Schachcomputer.info.

As for the improvement in strength I doubt whether it would make more than 50 Elo difference. There  is very little evidence on the Elo lists - SSDF, Wiki, etc. On Wiki the Champion Sensory CC is at 1550 and the Septennial at 1650. The Septennial runs at 3 MHz with a CB9 built in whereas the Champion runs at 2 MHz with just a basic book.

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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 04:35PM »
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Mike:

    Do the modules you mention make the elite play any better?  Could you point me in the right direction on how to locate and purchase them.  I have never seen any on ebay?  Thanks

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Re:Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 03:09PM »
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Hi Jon

I only know about the openings modules - the CB9 and CB16 which I have and which fit in a number of the Fidelity machines, and the ECO modules which I think fit the Elite A/S?

As you well know the chess computer scene was fast moving in those days and many projects planned by the manufacturers were overtaken by events. I do not have any evidence of Fidelity producing middle or endgame modules for the Elite. I am sure if they had I would have some advertising material on them and, more to the point, you would see them in Steve Blincoe's collection photos.

The CB9 and CB16 are not too difficult to come by. The ECO modules are rare.

It is good to hear when any one of the old machines is repaired and back in full working order, but the Elite A/S is special. Well done Arno.

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Elite A/S modules...Fact or Fiction??
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 02:23PM »
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When I bought my computer back in the 80's Fidelity said they were coming out with a opening, middle game, and endgame modules for the elites.  I remember calling them and them telling me they are in development.  I never did see any offered in Chess Life.
Does anyone know if they exist?  I would love to purchase them if I could find them.

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