Chess Classics Element
With the elegant control module Chess Classics Element made of real wood you equip your MILLENNIUM sensor board with piece recognition with two legendary chess programs: The King by Johan de Koning and ChessGenius by Richard Lang.
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For the first time, the programs ChessGenius & The King could be combined in one device , switching is easily done via the start menu, annoying unplugging is no longer necessary.
In addition, the two chess programs share 9 memory slots for games played – so you can play with one engine and then analyze with the other if you wish.
In the latest version, ChessGenius can not only abandon its game in a hopeless situation, but also offer a draw. The engine is rightly considered an absolute classic of computer chess and offers, among other things, 2 opening libraries as well as 7 additional special books, with which you can train, for example, popular openings such as the Queen’s Gambit.
The King Features
The King includes a Comfort mode with self-adjusting playing strength levels, as well as the ELO levels to help you assess your own playing strength.
By switching to the expert mode, you can compete against an “electronic chess grandmaster” with up to 2500 ELO and even configure your own personalities.
|Chess specific features:|
|Suitable for:||For all chess lovers, from primary school children to grandmasters|
|Playing strength:||Up to > 2300 ELO|
|Magnetic Pieces :||No|
|Measurements of chess board:||32 x 32 cm / 12,6 x 12,6 inches|
|Display with lighting :||Yes, multilevel dimming|
|Processor:||ARM Cortex M7, 300 MHz processor|
|CPU clock frequency:||From 10 - 300 MHz variably adjustable|
|Connection Board-Module:||Standard mini-Din cable, 4 pin|
|Program:||ChessGenius , The King|
|Author:||Johan de Koning , Richard Lang|
|Device languages:||7 (GER / ENG / FRA / DUT / SPA / ITA / RUS)|
|Menu system:||Text-based / Graphic, all device languages|
|Updateable Software :||Yes, via USB|
|Power supply included:||No (you use the power supply of your chess computer) M850/M820|
|Power supply connection:||Yes, 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz Input - 9V 1A Output|
|Dimensions & weights:|
|Article weight:||352 g|
|Model number & age recommendation:|
|Age recommended by manufacturer:||6 Years & Up|
1 of 1 reviews
March 14, 2023 02:59
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).
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