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Alan Hart
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« on: March 25, 2006, 06:30PM »
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Thanks for the info.  I believe mine is the original version.
    Alan H.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006, 02:41PM »
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Hello Alan

The Compuchess was the third commercial chess computer to be released. The Fidelity Chess Challenger was released in March 1977, an upgraded version the Chess Challenger 3 in July 1977, then the Compuchess in November 1977.

Its value depends on a number of factors - condition, box, instructions etc. I bought mine for $102, which is a fairly typical price for a fully working one.

Is yours the original version, or the second edition?

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Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 12:50PM »
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I have one of the first (if not the first) commercial chess computers ever made.  It is a CompuChess unit from 1977.
It still works, but is really just a novelty collector's item, as it can take days to make a move in its highest level (level 6).
I may put it up for auction on EBay, and wonder if anyone could let me know what would be a fair asking price for such a rare item?  Thanks, Alan H.
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