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  1. 26 Sep '08 03:08
    I was browsing chess computers and came across this one. It looks sweet! A bit pricey, but really not bad for the looks and features. It is a beautiful looking wood computer chess set rated at 2100. The led's on the board make it really simple to make the computer moves without even looking and the display. Anybody have one or have experience with it? This may be on my Christmas list.

    http://www.chesshouse.com/Novag_Citrine_Advanced_Wooden_Chess_Computer_p/b1032.htm
  2. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    26 Sep '08 12:08
    Originally posted by passedpawn22
    I was browsing chess computers and came across this one. It looks sweet! A bit pricey, but really not bad for the looks and features. It is a beautiful looking wood computer chess set rated at 2100. The led's on the board make it really simple to make the computer moves without even looking and the display. Anybody have one or have experience with i ...[text shortened]... s list.

    http://www.chesshouse.com/Novag_Citrine_Advanced_Wooden_Chess_Computer_p/b1032.htm
    With that money (and slightly some more!) I would buy Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (2nd edition) and the St. Petersburg Chess set and Board combination -you may check it at http://houseofstaunton.com/Store/product_name=The+St.+Petersburg+Chess+Set+and+Board+Combination/exact_match=exact
  3. 26 Sep '08 22:48
    Originally posted by black beetle
    With that money (and slightly some more!) I would buy Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (2nd edition) and the St. Petersburg Chess set and Board combination -you may check it at http://houseofstaunton.com/Store/product_name=The+St.+Petersburg+Chess+Set+and+Board+Combination/exact_match=exact
    Is the position on the board famous in any way?
  4. 26 Sep '08 23:06 / 1 edit
    It's certainly from a Najdorf and as I recall from my open Sicilian days
    It looks like a book Nd5 sac.
    I can give a sure answer tomorrow - one of guys with a trillion game
    database will no doubt get it.

    It's a beautiful Chess set.
  5. 27 Sep '08 13:00
    I've been eyeing this computer for a while now. It looks really sweet.

    I like the fact you could plug in another engine like Rybka. Unfortunately this requires a serial cable. Not sure why they don't have a usb.

    Some users have complained about the chess pieces. Apparently their quality doesn't match the price of the rest of the package. Fortunately the makers have heard the customer complaints and you can now purchase a deluxe set separately.
  6. 27 Sep '08 13:03
    Originally posted by clarencecuasay
    I've been eyeing this computer for a while now. It looks really sweet.

    I like the fact you could plug in another engine like Rybka. Unfortunately this requires a serial cable. Not sure why they don't have a usb.

    Some users have complained about the chess pieces. Apparently their quality doesn't match the price of the rest of the package. Fortuna ...[text shortened]... e makers have heard the customer complaints and you can now purchase a deluxe set separately.
    The makers anticipated the complaints so that could make more money! yeah, thats is! It has to be!
  7. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    27 Sep '08 13:24
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's certainly from a Najdorf and as I recall from my open Sicilian days
    It looks like a book Nd5 sac.
    I can give a sure answer tomorrow - one of guys with a trillion game
    database will no doubt get it.

    It's a beautiful Chess set.
    I knew you too would love it gp34 dude
  8. 28 Sep '08 15:26
    Yes, that St. Petersburg set is very nice, but I was looking at computers to play over the board for practice. :-) Besides the Novag citrine, the Mephisto Master gets good reviews, but it doesn't look as ngood and I don't think you can plug it in a computer.
  9. 29 Sep '08 08:41
    I would like one to:
    -look as a very nice wooden chessset
    -to move the pieces itself in case I want to play against it(like those magnetic once, I saw some adverticement, but much faster-those were looking pretty slow)
    -to be able to save games that I play against friends(and to be able to connect it to a computer when I want to see the games on a computer screen like a DGT bboard, otherwise to save the games in some inside memory)
    -to have a playing strength of about 2500-2600 to be able to help me analyze my games
    -to have an incorporated nice big chess clock for blitz games against friends

    I would pay some hundres buks for such a set, but it is not existing yet...wandering why none created one, not so difficult with today technology...
    Maybe I should suggest them
  10. 30 Sep '08 01:00
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I would like one to:
    -look as a very nice wooden chessset
    -to move the pieces itself in case I want to play against it(like those magnetic once, I saw some adverticement, but much faster-those were looking pretty slow)
    -to be able to save games that I play against friends(and to be able to connect it to a computer when I want to see the games on a computer ...[text shortened]... why none created one, not so difficult with today technology...
    Maybe I should suggest them
    Actually the Citrine has some of those features....wood and you can plug it into a computer to see the game and same moves. It's rated around 2100. It would be nice to move it's own pieces, but like you said the ones out now are way to slow and noisy.