Millennium Chess School Tutoring Computer with Speech


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Compact tutoring and speaking press–sensory chess computer with fast processor, backlight and training textbook to 1500 ELO for learning and social players

Chess computer integrated: YesChess board technology: Pressure sensorMagnetic pieces: Yes

Millennium in Germany has now made its latest Karpov Schachschule (Karpov Chess School) chess computer available to the English speaking market. It is the fastest, strongest and most power efficient talking chess computer in its class and the only talking model with an illuminated display. The small tabletop form factor also facilitates a high degree of portability, enhanced by a handy built-in storage compartment for the magnetic chess pieces.

Sporting a 25% faster processor than in other brand tabletop machines affording a playing strength of 1500 ELO while requiring just three AA batteries instead of four, the Karpov Chess School uniquely can also accept an optional mains power adaptor for long term economy. With the ability to speak in well-enunciated English or German and accompanied by a unique 87-page training book to complement the user manual (both in English) it makes for a classy package.

It communicates through an intuitive menuing and messaging system with moves being registered both for the computer and its opponent by light finger or piece pressure on the squares of a responsive sensory board. The brightly backlit LCD board and message area visually reflects the state of play to make position verification and other functions effortless.

Millennium chess computers are designed in Europe and officially endorsed by the successor to Bobby Fischer, world chess champion Anatoly Karpov.

Program Features

  • 30 main levels (15 Timed Move, 10 Timed Game, 1 Analysis, 4 Fun)
  • 5 "mini-chess" modes to help beginners learn how to play in stages
  • Observes all rules including castling / en passant / pawn promotion
  • Help function can indicate legal moves in a position for beginners
  • Optional teaching feature can warn of mistakes and provide advice
  • Computer can be made to play against itself if desired
  • Hint function asks computer to suggest a move
  • Optional Rated Mode simulates play under tournament conditions
  • Computer can calculate opponent's strength on ELO rating scale
  • 5 playing styles (Normal, Active, Aggressive, Very Passive, Passive)
  • 100 built-in exercises where computer scores ability to find best move
  • Large built-in openings library of approximately 7000 halfmoves
  • Computer evaluation of a position can be displayed on request
  • Computer thinking can be interrupted to make best move found
  • Recognises draws by 3-fold repetition / 50-move rule / stalemate
  • Solves mate-in-2 and mate-in-3 problems
  • 10 built-in mate-in-2 problems for practice
  • Take back or replay up to 8 moves for each side
  • Change sides and / or reverse board at any time
  • Referee mode allows playing both sides or playing against a friend
  • Positions can be set up for computer to analyse

Other General Features

  • 25% faster processor than in other brand social tabletop models for premium performance
  • 2 selectable languages (English or German) with speech capability
  • Responsive sensory playing surface with illuminated LCD board and message area
  • Magnetised chess pieces with convenient built-in piece storage compartment
  • 10 LCD screen contrast settings
  • 3 sound volume settings with option to toggle sound on or off
  • Automatic power off if game is unattended for longer battery life
  • Positions held in memory when switched off for continuation later
  • Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included) or M811 Millennium Power Supply (optional extra)


  • Unit size: 244 x 174 x 25 mm
  • Sensory board size: 144 x 144 mm
  • Sensory board square size: 18 x 18 mm
  • LCD screen size: 40 x 46 mm
  • LCD board size: 40 x 40 mm
  • LCD board square size: 5 x 5 mm
  • King height: 32 mm


Millennium Power Supply for Karpov | ChessGenius | PRO M811


User Manual | Millennium Chess School

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