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Master Chess Computer

by Saitek

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  • 64 playing levels - normal, tournament, speed chess, fun, infinite, problem solving, training
  • Very strong program - ideal for advanced players
  • Info Mode to see inside the computer's mind
  • Coach Mode - blunder and tactical alert warnings
  • 200-move take back - allows in depth post-game analysis
  • Option to play against the computer or a friend
  • Set up positions and problems for further study
  • Hints given improve your game
  • All major openings and many famous grandmaster moves to study
  • Sensory chess board simple error free move entry
  • LED board lights clear move indicators
  • Pewter and silver effect pieces metallic look and feel
  • Protective case with piece storage compartment
  • 5-digit LCD display
  • Built-in chess clock sharpen your skills
  • Automatic power down feature and power management intelligence conserve battery life
  • Unfinished games held in memory
  • AC/DC adapter included
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Technical Details
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions45.7 x 33 x 7 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 years and up
Item model numberCT07U
Number of Puzzle Pieces200
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000096L5U
Best Sellers Rank 175,102 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
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Date First Available8 Aug. 2003
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

Very strong program: ideal for advanced players. Info mode: watch the computer as it thinks for extra insight!

Manufacturer's Description

1 Chess Computer; 1 x Set of Pieces; Instruction Manual

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Montgomery on 6 May 2008
This is a fantastic chess computer and the strongest machine available today in its price range. This chess computer completely destroys its rivals in terms of playing strength, build quality and overall excellence. While the 'fun' levels might be a little too tough for complete beginners, this is a machine for the pro player so that doesn't really matter much!

Unlike many other computers its chess playing style can be altered dramatically by tweaking the opening book from open, to closed or tournament and so drastically changing the positions met in the game. This computer is strong enough to give even really good players a tough game, and at full strength could beat 95 % of all chess players anyway so there is no real fear you will 'outgrow' your purchase. Also, playing with real pieces and a good quality board adds a real life dimension to the game that playing on a computer screen can't compete with. Getting destroyed by Fritz 10 time and again just blurs games into each other and it can be difficult to learn from your losses. But playing over a real board makes every piece more precious and I believe genuinely helps the average player concentrate better.

Buy this computer now!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Ogrady on 10 April 2008
This computer is actually over 12 years old and was originally released as the Milano Pro in 1996. Back then it was one of the strongest mass produced chess computers ever made, playing at around International master strength. A £250(!) version - the Atlanta was released that also contained Hash tables for stronger endgame play. The same program is also used in the later Senator wooden boards.

This was around the peak for dedicated chess computers. Since then PC software has meant few dedicated machines have been designed. It was programmed by Frans Morsch who went on to write Fritz. - The Atlanta has already become a `Modern Antique' and fetch more than there original sale price!

I owned a slight cheaper version of the same programmed - The executive and it was an excellent chess tutor. The opening book is wide, and you naturally pick up the well known ones playing against it.

Also I rate this higher than PC programs for training as you practice over the board, and the playing style of this machine is much less 'safe' then PC programs, it's very attacking. And will punish any tactical blunder you make. You can set the number of moves ahead it thinks without dumbing down the rest of the programm. Sad but I like it's playing style more than most humans! One good game a week against this can really improve your play.

I've ediited the review (here) as i think it may over sell the machine. It does have draw backs. The Build quality is NOT excellent as stated above It is fine , just a plastic toy. Novags are built noticably better.

It just the ONLY strong chess computer on the market (?), But at £139 it's hard to compete with PC software that costs 5 times less. no critism of Amazon , this is the RRP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Anita Lucas on 18 Jan. 2014
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As a present for my husband it seems to have gone down well although it has only been one day and he has not had much time to use it
Faults: it took a while to find the compartment for the batteries as there are no instruction diagrams and nothing marked on the board.
The carrying folder included is skimpy and tight and I imaging will soon split with use.
A pity there is no area on the board for placing the pieces won as you play.
Considering the price of the machine you would expect the felt mats to be already on the chess pieces and perhaps a couple of spare pawns in case of loss.
Overall, a nice looking machine, but time will tell as to whether it matches its price and looks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harmony Kent on 7 Aug. 2013
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Despite the price tag on this item it does not come with a UK plug - despite being sold and dispatched from UK. Has a cheap plastic feel to it, but the computer seems good. The pieces come in sealed packets, and you have to stick on the cloth bottoms yourself - which are also in the box. All in all a useful item for honing my chess skills, but on balance it is way overpriced for what you get.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By paintbrush on 9 Aug. 2011
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I have been searching for a really good chess computer and this one really does fit the bill entirely. The appearance is very sleek and satisfying - though I shall be replacing the pieces with a choice of my own - and the strength of the machine's play, as so many people have already said, is truly superb. The feeling is almost as if you are playing a human. The response is alert and the thing really feels alive, and consequently, I find playing this chess computer extremely engaging as well as entertaining. One of my favourite aspects of the Master Chess Computer is the tournament mode, and having a ticking clock in countdown mode on the very clear and adequate LCD screen. This chess computer is a total classic and it gets 5 stars in every category. Absolutely fabulous!
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