Mephisto from Saitek Advanced Travel Chess Computer



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Accomplished peg-sensory portable electronic chess computer with many advanced features, options and levels for club and tournament players

The Mephisto Advanced Travel Chess packs a powerful punch for its price and portability. A worthy adversary for players up to 1900 ELO, it also offers levels and options especially designed to encourage beginners.

It is a compact and attractive unit with a responsive peg-sensory board, a clear LCD display, an area to store captured pieces and a translucent blue clip-on lid to keep pieces securely in place when travelling.

Advanced features include opening book transposition tables and style options, clocks, pondering, randomiser, brute force or selective search algorithms and display of principal variation, position evaluation, search depth, node count and more.

Program Features

64 playing levels: Beginner, Normal, Training, Tournament, Blitz and Mate Search

All major opening systems

30-move take back - experiment and learn

Info mode - to see inside the computer's mind

Position evaluation feature

Option to play against the computer or a friend

Setup option - to try new positions and moves

Other General Features

Sensory chess board - easy error free move entry

Peg pieces - secure

4-Digit LCD display

Built-in chess clock - sharpen your skills

Protective cover for your travels

Piece storage compartment

Unfinished games held in memory - pick up where you left off

Automatic power down feature - conserve battery life

Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)


Unit size: 200 x 135 x 37 mm

Sensory board size: 88 x 88 mm

Sensory board square size: 11 x 11 mm

LCD display size: 34 x 15 mm

King height: 9 mm


User Manual for Mephisto from Saitek Advanced Travel Chess Computer CH04