Human-like playing experience!
I hesitated a lot before pulling the trigger and buying the Chess Classics Element module. I already had the ChessLink and I was thinking with all the free chess engines out there, who needs 2 old-school chess engines in a module?
Well, I was wrong! Those old school engines beat Stockfish hands down for fun of playing chess. I have mostly tested The King, which is extraordinary human-like in his style of play, often surprising and spectacular. It shows that this program has been refined and nurtured over the years to offer a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The adaptable ELO levels are very well-done, it's not some dumbed-down chess engines who play a string of GM moves and then suddenly do an atrocious blunder like hanging a Queen so that you have a chance to win, and then resume playing like a super-GM... I hate these engines, it just ruins the game.
The King isn't like that, he will play solid for the level you select, but he's not perfect either, he takes some risks and makes mistakes here and there but nothing like an artifical dumb blunder. So you're rewarded with very tense, nail-biting games. You have to fight him till the bitter end, he doesn't go down willingly, but you can beat it if you play a good game, without making blunders yourself. Then, when you start to beat him more often both with White or Black, then just step up the ELO level a notch for an increased challenge. It has become my most used chess engine to play against.
Technically-speaking, the control module connects easily and without fuss to the Millennium board, allowing quite a lot of options to interact with. The only thing that's not up to par is connecting with a PC to get PGNs of games. It's a cumbersome process, and you are better just writing the moves down on a sheet of a paper like in a real tournament (or any phone PGN app if you prefer).