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fern
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Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by fern » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:03 am

Ron Nelson, the man that begun all in Fidelity, in 1979, has been going and posting in Hiarcs forum and it is probable he will make a visit here to take a look.
An incredible creative engineer, Nelson not only programmed the first personal dedicated unit chess machine, but he created many other things related to the hardware part of this industry, as voice, sensory surfaces, etc, besides designing the circuits that made possible relatively affordable machines for running the -in those time- primitive chess codes.
As in the Hiarcs forum, Ron could answer lot of question related to specially the beginnings of our common hobby.
Of course, I cannot guarantee he will come, but maybe he will...

fern

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:04 am

fern wrote:Ron Nelson, the man that begun all in Fidelity, in 1979, has been going and posting in Hiarcs forum and it is probable he will make a visit here to take a look.
An incredible creative engineer, Nelson not only programmed the first personal dedicated unit chess machine, but he created many other things related to the hardware part of this industry, as voice, sensory surfaces, etc, besides designing the circuits that made possible relatively affordable machines for running the -in those time- primitive chess codes.
As in the Hiarcs forum, Ron could answer lot of question related to specially the beginnings of our common hobby.
Of course, I cannot guarantee he will come, but maybe he will...

fern
I missed your topic !
I hope so!
We need too :
-Dan and Kate spracklen
-Julio kaplan
-Richard lang
-Thomas Nitsche
-and so on ...
😊

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by bob » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:36 pm

fern wrote:Ron Nelson, the man that begun all in Fidelity, in 1979, has been going and posting in Hiarcs forum and it is probable he will make a visit here to take a look.
An incredible creative engineer, Nelson not only programmed the first personal dedicated unit chess machine, but he created many other things related to the hardware part of this industry, as voice, sensory surfaces, etc, besides designing the circuits that made possible relatively affordable machines for running the -in those time- primitive chess codes.
As in the Hiarcs forum, Ron could answer lot of question related to specially the beginnings of our common hobby.
Of course, I cannot guarantee he will come, but maybe he will...

fern
I met Ron multiple times at ACM computer chess tournaments where the Spracklen's would compete with Sargon... Be nice to reminisce about old times if he comes.

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:14 pm

bob wrote:
fern wrote:Ron Nelson, the man that begun all in Fidelity, in 1979, has been going and posting in Hiarcs forum and it is probable he will make a visit here to take a look.
An incredible creative engineer, Nelson not only programmed the first personal dedicated unit chess machine, but he created many other things related to the hardware part of this industry, as voice, sensory surfaces, etc, besides designing the circuits that made possible relatively affordable machines for running the -in those time- primitive chess codes.
As in the Hiarcs forum, Ron could answer lot of question related to specially the beginnings of our common hobby.
Of course, I cannot guarantee he will come, but maybe he will...

fern
I met Ron multiple times at ACM computer chess tournaments where the Spracklen's would compete with Sargon... Be nice to reminisce about old times if he comes.
I always have a lot of Mr Nelson at my home , with the Chess challenger 7 😊 , yes good all time !

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by Paloma » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:37 pm

Hi Fern,

he is registered since 01/29/16 :D

see: http://www.talkchess.com/forum/profile. ... ile&u=8144

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by ChessChallenger » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:06 am

Paloma wrote:Hi Fern,

he is registered since 01/29/16 :D

see: http://www.talkchess.com/forum/profile. ... ile&u=8144
Hi,

I am Ron Nelson the inventor of Chess Challenger.

Actually registered doesn't allow posting, but today I was cleared by the administrator to post. So I may now "speak", but have little to say since this forum has not besmirched my good name in absentia.

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This is a photo of the Chess Challenger prototype that was shown around Europe by Sid Samole to find out if there was interest.
The sketch is the one I made for my concept design suggestion and of course the name I suggested. This sketch was done after I had built a working breadboard and set it in front Sid Samole to play a game of chess.

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This is a recent photo of me in retirement.

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by ChessChallenger » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:41 am

I never stopped programming chess at Fidelity after the Spracklens were hired to work for me. Their programming efforts were high end products and mine were the low end consumer chess computer products.
When their development had peaked I worked with Dan to improve the tactical threat quiescent search that nudged us over the barrier to get Fidelity a rated Chess Master consumer chess computer.

After Fidelity's demise, I worked for Excalibur Electronics and Shane Samole to personally program and design every computer chess game Excalibur had manufactured in China.
Fidelity and Excalibur never owned my programs and paid royalties to me for products using my chess programs and the Spracklen's chess engine.

Here is a list of some late Fidelity and all Excalibur computer chess products using my software programs:
This is comma separated text, which you should be able to import into a spread sheet.

1/11/2016,,Ron Nelson Chess PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHRONOLOGY,,,,
,,,,,,
YEAR,Model #,PROJECT,MCU,DATE,COMMENT,Factory
1986,ACM17,Chess Challenger X,Multi: Z80 + 16 x 68000,11/2/1986,Experimental Z80 C Program Controll Sixteen 68000 Engines,Fidelity USA
1987,6084,Gambit,Intel 80C50,,80C50 4KByte ROM 256Byte Ram 6Mhz,Fidelity USA
1989,,Fidelity bought by Hegner & Glaser,,10/1/1989,,
1991,6125,Little Chesster (Fidelity Spracklen Chess Engine),M50743 + ROM + RAM,4/15/1991,65c02 Core Expanded MCU external 128KByte ROM 2KByte Ram,CXG
1992,6136,Chess Mate,Motorla MC68HC05P1,4/14/1992,68HC05P1 2K Bytes ROM 128 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,H & G HK Factory
1992,6137,Avanti,Motorla MC68HC05P1,4/14/1992,68HC05P1 2K Bytes ROM 128 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,H & G HK Factory
1992,6125-RS,Little Chesster (Talking Chess Computer Radio Shack 60-2255),M50743 + ROM + RAM,4/15/1991,65c02 Core Expanded MCU external 128KByte ROM 2KByte Ram,CXG
,,Start at Excalibur,,11/1/1994,,
1996,702E,Mirage,Hitachi HD6433214P16 (H8/3214),6/26/1996,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1996,701-E,IVAN the Terrible,Hitachi HD6433216P12 (H8/3216),8/1/1996,H8/3216 48-KByte ROM; 2-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,CXG then EWIG
1997,747K,Karpov Grandmaster,Hitachi HD6433214L01P (H8/3214),4/17/1997,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1997,711E,Igor,Hitachi HD6433214P12 (H8/3214),5/5/1997,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1997,932ED-2,"""Excalibur"" Electronic Chess (Large Table Top)",Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,EWIG
1997,901E-3,Saber III (Medium Table Top),Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,117,Squire (Small Peg Travel),Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,911E-2,Kingmaster II (Large Table Top)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,EWIG
1997,169E-2,Travel Kingmaster II (Small Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,903,Crusader (Medium Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1999,169E-2-RS,Travel Chess & Checkers (Radio Shack 60-2219),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
--------,,UNPAID SABBATICAL,6/15/99 to 3/1/00,--------,Time to program a 4-bit MCU & Design LCD Chess,
2000,375,LCD Computer Chess,Samsung KS57C21516,5/1/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C21516 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2000,915,King Arthur,Samsung KS57C21516,6/5/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C21516 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
,,Sidney Samole Dies,,7/30/2000,,
2000,117,Squire II (Small Peg Travel), Samsung KS57C2304,,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2304 4K Byte ROM 288 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,Sametime
2000,169E-3,Travel Kingmaster III (Small Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Samsung KS57C2308,,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2308 8K Bytes ROM 512 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,Sametime
2000,711E-2,Igor II,Samsung KS57C2308,10/4/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2308 8K Bytes ROM 512 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,EWIG
2001,404,Touch Chess,Samsung S3C72F5DA7-C0C5,4/24/2001,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2001,915-2,King Arthur 2.7,Samsung S3C72F5DA9-C0C5,6/11/2001,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2001,901E-4,Saber IV,S3C72K8X11-C0C8,12/29/2001,"4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72K8 8K Byte ROM 1,024 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz",Sametime
2001,410,eChess (Radio Shack 60-2845),Samsung S3C72P9,2/1/2001,"4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 16K Byte ROM 1,024 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz",Cybertronics (Expert)
2002,410V,Talking eChess (Radio Shack 60-2709),Sunplus SPL191A,8/19/2002,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2002,375V,Talking LCD Chess,Sunplus SPL191B-063A,8/19/2002,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Sametime
2002,975,Chess Station,S3C72F5,5/3/2002,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,712-2,Ivan II The Conqueror,Sunplus SPLB32A-043,11/20/2002,65c02 SPLB32A 512K Byte ROM 1215 Byte Ram 5MHz,EWIG
2003,908,Alexandra the Great,Sunplus SPLB32A-068A,,65c02 SPLB32A 512K Byte ROM 1215 Byte Ram 5MHz,EWIG
2003,911E-3,King Master III (Universal A),S3C72P9x21-C0C5,5/15/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 16K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,932-JJ,Excalibur Chess (JJ) (Universal A),S3C72P9x21-C0C5,7/7/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P916K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,404-1,Touch Chess (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2003,404-2,Touch Chess & Checkers (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2003,375-1,LCD Chess (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,375-2,LCD Chess & Checkers (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 32K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,974,NYT Electronic Chess,S3C72P9X23-C0C9,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,915-3,King Arthur (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,915-JJ,King Arthur (JJ) (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,7/7/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,975-1,Chess Station (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,410-3-CS-RS ,e-Chess & Checkers (Radio Shack 60-2730), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,4/28/2004,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2004,404D,Deluxe Talking Touch Chess,Sunplus SPLB36A1-A04A,6/6/2004,65c02 SPLB36A1 512KByte ROM 2560 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2004,410-3-RS,2-in-1 Electronic Chess and Checkers (Rado Shack 60-2725),S3C72P9X28-C0C9,4/28/2004,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2005,375X,LCD Chess Express,SPLB33A-008A,6/3/2005,65c02 SPLB33A 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,410X,e-Chess Express,Chipmast ET50C014,5/20/2005,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,410X-RS,e-Chess Express (Radio Shack 60-2742),Chipmast ET50C014,5/20/2005,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,375V-XX,King Master (Hand Held),Sunplus SPL191B-063A,,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Sametime
2005,915W,King Arthur (JJ) (Universal), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,7/15/2005,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2006,404ET,Touch Chess II (Executive Touch Chess),Sitronix ST2064B-0108,5/16/2006,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2007,NY22,New York Time Deluxe Touch Chess,Sunplus SPLB36A1-A04A,6/6/2004,65c02 SPLB36A1 512KByte ROM 2560 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2007,410K,LCD Keychain Chess,Chipmast ET50C014,,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2007,740D,Phantom Force,GPLB32A2-259A,1/18/2007,65c02 GPLB32A 512KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 5MHz,Wah Shing
2008,ET404,Einstein Touch Chess,ST2064B 65c02,1/18/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2008,EI5316RE,Einstein Keychain Chess,ST2064B-0223 CHSBCK03,5/24/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2008,E123,Einstein LCD Chess Wizard,ST2064B-0223 CHSBCK03,5/24/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2008,E714,Einstein Chess Wizard,GPLB33AV12,6/3/2008,65c02 GPLB33A 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Sametime
2008,E951,Einstein e=MC2 Master Chess Checkers,S3C72F5DXX- C0C5 KingMaster,8/1/2008,911E-3 with Cosmetic Upgrades,EWIG
2009,,Excalibur Bankruptcy - Bought by EB Brands,,7/1/2009,,
2010,XC5351/E714,EB Excalibur Chess Wizard,GeneralPlus GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Sametime
2010,XC5416,Talking Chess Champion,GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,EWIG
2010,TR115,Talking Electronic Chess) for Pavilion (ToysRUS),GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,EWIG
2010,,Laid off from EB Excalibur,,10/24/2010

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by supersharp77 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:19 am

ChessChallenger wrote:I never stopped programming chess at Fidelity after the Spracklens were hired to work for me. Their programming efforts were high end products and mine were the low end consumer chess computer products.
When their development had peaked I worked with Dan to improve the tactical threat quiescent search that nudged us over the barrier to get Fidelity a rated Chess Master consumer chess computer.

After Fidelity's demise, I worked for Excalibur Electronics and Shane Samole to personally program and design every computer chess game Excalibur had manufactured in China.
Fidelity and Excalibur never owned my programs and paid royalties to me for products using my chess programs and the Spracklen's chess engine.

Here is a list of some late Fidelity and all Excalibur computer chess products using my software programs:
This is comma separated text, which you should be able to import into a spread sheet.

1/11/2016,,Ron Nelson Chess PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHRONOLOGY,,,,
,,,,,,
YEAR,Model #,PROJECT,MCU,DATE,COMMENT,Factory
1986,ACM17,Chess Challenger X,Multi: Z80 + 16 x 68000,11/2/1986,Experimental Z80 C Program Controll Sixteen 68000 Engines,Fidelity USA
1987,6084,Gambit,Intel 80C50,,80C50 4KByte ROM 256Byte Ram 6Mhz,Fidelity USA
1989,,Fidelity bought by Hegner & Glaser,,10/1/1989,,
1991,6125,Little Chesster (Fidelity Spracklen Chess Engine),M50743 + ROM + RAM,4/15/1991,65c02 Core Expanded MCU external 128KByte ROM 2KByte Ram,CXG
1992,6136,Chess Mate,Motorla MC68HC05P1,4/14/1992,68HC05P1 2K Bytes ROM 128 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,H & G HK Factory
1992,6137,Avanti,Motorla MC68HC05P1,4/14/1992,68HC05P1 2K Bytes ROM 128 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,H & G HK Factory
1992,6125-RS,Little Chesster (Talking Chess Computer Radio Shack 60-2255),M50743 + ROM + RAM,4/15/1991,65c02 Core Expanded MCU external 128KByte ROM 2KByte Ram,CXG
,,Start at Excalibur,,11/1/1994,,
1996,702E,Mirage,Hitachi HD6433214P16 (H8/3214),6/26/1996,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1996,701-E,IVAN the Terrible,Hitachi HD6433216P12 (H8/3216),8/1/1996,H8/3216 48-KByte ROM; 2-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,CXG then EWIG
1997,747K,Karpov Grandmaster,Hitachi HD6433214L01P (H8/3214),4/17/1997,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1997,711E,Igor,Hitachi HD6433214P12 (H8/3214),5/5/1997,H8/3214 32-KByte ROM; 1-KByte RAM; 12 MHz,EWIG
1997,932ED-2,"""Excalibur"" Electronic Chess (Large Table Top)",Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,EWIG
1997,901E-3,Saber III (Medium Table Top),Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,117,Squire (Small Peg Travel),Motorla MC68HC05P4,7/23/1997,68HC05P4 4K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,911E-2,Kingmaster II (Large Table Top)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,EWIG
1997,169E-2,Travel Kingmaster II (Small Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1997,903,Crusader (Medium Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
1999,169E-2-RS,Travel Chess & Checkers (Radio Shack 60-2219),Motorla MC68HCO5C8A,7/23/1997,68HCO5C8A 8K Bytes ROM 176 Bytes Ram 2 MHz,Sametime
--------,,UNPAID SABBATICAL,6/15/99 to 3/1/00,--------,Time to program a 4-bit MCU & Design LCD Chess,
2000,375,LCD Computer Chess,Samsung KS57C21516,5/1/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C21516 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2000,915,King Arthur,Samsung KS57C21516,6/5/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C21516 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
,,Sidney Samole Dies,,7/30/2000,,
2000,117,Squire II (Small Peg Travel), Samsung KS57C2304,,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2304 4K Byte ROM 288 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,Sametime
2000,169E-3,Travel Kingmaster III (Small Peg Travel)(Chess & Checkers),Samsung KS57C2308,,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2308 8K Bytes ROM 512 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,Sametime
2000,711E-2,Igor II,Samsung KS57C2308,10/4/2000,4-Bit core SAM47 KS57C2308 8K Bytes ROM 512 Nibble Ram 1.0MHz,EWIG
2001,404,Touch Chess,Samsung S3C72F5DA7-C0C5,4/24/2001,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2001,915-2,King Arthur 2.7,Samsung S3C72F5DA9-C0C5,6/11/2001,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2001,901E-4,Saber IV,S3C72K8X11-C0C8,12/29/2001,"4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72K8 8K Byte ROM 1,024 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz",Sametime
2001,410,eChess (Radio Shack 60-2845),Samsung S3C72P9,2/1/2001,"4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 16K Byte ROM 1,024 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz",Cybertronics (Expert)
2002,410V,Talking eChess (Radio Shack 60-2709),Sunplus SPL191A,8/19/2002,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2002,375V,Talking LCD Chess,Sunplus SPL191B-063A,8/19/2002,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Sametime
2002,975,Chess Station,S3C72F5,5/3/2002,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72F5 16K Byte ROM 544 Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,712-2,Ivan II The Conqueror,Sunplus SPLB32A-043,11/20/2002,65c02 SPLB32A 512K Byte ROM 1215 Byte Ram 5MHz,EWIG
2003,908,Alexandra the Great,Sunplus SPLB32A-068A,,65c02 SPLB32A 512K Byte ROM 1215 Byte Ram 5MHz,EWIG
2003,911E-3,King Master III (Universal A),S3C72P9x21-C0C5,5/15/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 16K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,932-JJ,Excalibur Chess (JJ) (Universal A),S3C72P9x21-C0C5,7/7/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P916K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,404-1,Touch Chess (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2003,404-2,Touch Chess & Checkers (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,KidsTech
2003,375-1,LCD Chess (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,375-2,LCD Chess & Checkers (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 32K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,974,NYT Electronic Chess,S3C72P9X23-C0C9,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,915-3,King Arthur (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,915-JJ,King Arthur (JJ) (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,7/7/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2003,975-1,Chess Station (Universal B), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,6/2/2003,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Sametime
2003,410-3-CS-RS ,e-Chess & Checkers (Radio Shack 60-2730), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,4/28/2004,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2004,404D,Deluxe Talking Touch Chess,Sunplus SPLB36A1-A04A,6/6/2004,65c02 SPLB36A1 512KByte ROM 2560 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2004,410-3-RS,2-in-1 Electronic Chess and Checkers (Rado Shack 60-2725),S3C72P9X28-C0C9,4/28/2004,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2005,375X,LCD Chess Express,SPLB33A-008A,6/3/2005,65c02 SPLB33A 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,410X,e-Chess Express,Chipmast ET50C014,5/20/2005,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,410X-RS,e-Chess Express (Radio Shack 60-2742),Chipmast ET50C014,5/20/2005,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2005,375V-XX,King Master (Hand Held),Sunplus SPL191B-063A,,65c02 SPL191A 256KByte ROM 704 Bytes Ram 3MHz,Sametime
2005,915W,King Arthur (JJ) (Universal), S3C72P9X22-C0C7 ,7/15/2005,4-Bit core SAM47 S3C72P9 24K Byte ROM 1K Nibble Ram 1.5MHz,EWIG
2006,404ET,Touch Chess II (Executive Touch Chess),Sitronix ST2064B-0108,5/16/2006,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2007,NY22,New York Time Deluxe Touch Chess,Sunplus SPLB36A1-A04A,6/6/2004,65c02 SPLB36A1 512KByte ROM 2560 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2007,410K,LCD Keychain Chess,Chipmast ET50C014,,ET50C014 65c02 14 KBbyte ROM 160 Byte Ram 2.2 MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2007,740D,Phantom Force,GPLB32A2-259A,1/18/2007,65c02 GPLB32A 512KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 5MHz,Wah Shing
2008,ET404,Einstein Touch Chess,ST2064B 65c02,1/18/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Cybertronics (Expert)
2008,EI5316RE,Einstein Keychain Chess,ST2064B-0223 CHSBCK03,5/24/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2008,E123,Einstein LCD Chess Wizard,ST2064B-0223 CHSBCK03,5/24/2008,ST2064B 65c02 64K ROM 2.4K RAM 2MHz,Wide Concept Limited (WCL)
2008,E714,Einstein Chess Wizard,GPLB33AV12,6/3/2008,65c02 GPLB33A 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Sametime
2008,E951,Einstein e=MC2 Master Chess Checkers,S3C72F5DXX- C0C5 KingMaster,8/1/2008,911E-3 with Cosmetic Upgrades,EWIG
2009,,Excalibur Bankruptcy - Bought by EB Brands,,7/1/2009,,
2010,XC5351/E714,EB Excalibur Chess Wizard,GeneralPlus GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,Sametime
2010,XC5416,Talking Chess Champion,GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,EWIG
2010,TR115,Talking Electronic Chess) for Pavilion (ToysRUS),GPLB33B-033A,5/4/2010,65c02 GPLB33B 64KByte ROM 1216 Bytes Ram 4MHz,EWIG
2010,,Laid off from EB Excalibur,,10/24/2010
Hi Mr Nelson.......my chess challenger 8 is sitting on a shelf not far from this laptop......do you think you could convert that code (chess challenger) into a working w32 and w64 chess engine....If so I ould love to put the chess challenger (wb or uci) to the test against some old favorites like King350 and Fritz 5.32......Thx AR :) :wink:

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by fern » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:48 pm

since this forum has not besmirched my good name in absentia...".

Dear Ron:
Surely you mean what happened in Hiarcs forum, where I was the guy that began the thread.
In that thread there was NEVER a dark purpose to besmirch your name, but a desire to discuss the complex issue of how and when was programmed this or that computer.
My original point, without the knowledge you provided later, was that it was possible you had made good use of Spracklen code -why not?- and new techniques developed these last years.
I have said there and/or here that any technical progress is made out of using past development, no as inventions from the blue.
Now we know better and any doubt was erased.
If you felt hurt, please accept my excuses.

Fern

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Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

Post by Rebel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:51 pm

Welcome Ron, nice to meet you and I am positively surprised to see the (good old) 6502 in use.

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