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  1. 15 Feb '13 15:17 / 1 edit
    Are they already?

    do you have one in the loft? how much is it worth....
  2. 15 Feb '13 18:28 / 1 edit
    I have a saitek 'turbo advanced trainer' (or tat) bought for £6 at a market and i saw one on ebay for £40...

    the better ones are fetching quite a lot now..
  3. 16 Feb '13 14:35 / 3 edits
    I have a fair few. (I use to demonstrate and sell them in the 80's.)

    Chess Challenger 10 from 1980, is knocking about somewhere.
    Advanced Star Chess is also around, possibly in the same place as CC10.
    (I live in a large house - 4 bedrooms for two people. 1 of the bedrooms is
    filled with junk. Boxes and boxes of junk. Chess junk....good junk.)

    A few of the pocket ones I recently threw out because I had not used them
    in years (and I mean years). They were in a box and because I left the batteries
    in they leaked and ruined them.

    I have a Saitek Mephisto which I take on trips or simply play when I can't sleep.
    (the lid has gone and so have most of the pieces but I can hold one game
    in my head easy enough so no problem there.)

    If Mrs GP is sleeping on her left side I play a Kingside attack.
    If Mrs GP is sleepinging on her right side I play a Queenside attack.
    If Mrs GP is sleeping on her back then I don't play the Mephisto.
  4. 16 Feb '13 14:36
    e4, d4, or don't go to chess club!
  5. 16 Feb '13 14:38
  6. 16 Feb '13 15:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I have a fair few. (I use to demonstrate and sell them in the 80's.)

    Chess Challenger 10 from 1980, is knocking about somewhere.
    Advanced Star Chess is also around, possibly in the same place as CC10.
    (I live in a large house - 4 bedrooms for two people. 1 of the bedrooms is
    filled with junk. Boxes and boxes of junk. Chess junk....good junk.)

    lay a Queenside attack.
    If Mrs GP is sleeping on her back then I don't play the Mephisto.
    That sounds like a cool job!

    I have videomaster chess champion, in its box, it takes about 5 seconds to realise its in checkmate.
    A saitek turbo advanced trainer, which i might sell
    A Saitek chess challenger, which i thought was broken but actually had the fun level bug.
    A Saitek master which is new, and with a wood chess set, my current computer opponent.

    I had a Novag Star ruby, which had a terrible opening book, it only plays e4-e5 and looses to almost any trap there after. it broke (well i broke it by opening it up, what a clutz)
    And i had a Saitek executive, which was great, taught me how to play chess, but fell victim to a glass of milk being spilt on it...

    I saw this one the other day, looks quite collectable
    http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/conchess_escorter.html

    I want a saitek sparc, but i doubt i could afford one now
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    G.O.A.T.
    16 Feb '13 22:53
    Originally posted by HikaruShindo
    e4, d4, or don't go to chess club!
    DO NOT TALK ABOUT CHESS CLUB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. 16 Feb '13 23:55
    The real question is "Will organic brains ever be deemed obsolete?"
  9. 17 Feb '13 02:34
    Originally posted by Archive
    The real question is "Will organic brains ever be deemed obsolete?"
    a few on here have been already.
  10. 17 Feb '13 03:12
    Regarding chess computers...I was checking them out the other day and thought the one that moves it's own pieces was a neat concept. Then I watched a youtube vid and had to fast-forward though the board set up. Man, it would get annoying waiting on that thing. Even with a move over-ride function I would rather have a stronger AI than a noisy (it is LOUD) gimmick. It is neat though...
  11. 17 Feb '13 03:48
    Originally posted by Archive
    Regarding chess computers...I was checking them out the other day and thought the one that moves it's own pieces was a neat concept. Then I watched a youtube vid and had to fast-forward though the board set up. Man, it would get annoying waiting on that thing. Even with a move over-ride function I would rather have a stronger AI than a noisy (it is LOUD) gimmick. It is neat though...
    this one is worth quite a lot now

    http://www.ismenio.com/Chess%20Novag%20Chessrobot.gif
  12. 17 Feb '13 05:20
    Originally posted by e4chris
    this one is worth quite a lot now

    http://www.ismenio.com/Chess%20Novag%20Chessrobot.gif
    Yikes! That thing looks dangerous...wouldn't want to see it rage quit.

    Seriously, I bet many of the better chess comps become valuable as the years progress, just like certain video games get scarcer and worth more and more.
  13. 17 Feb '13 13:00 / 2 edits
    "The real question is "Will organic brains ever be deemed obsolete?"

    There will come a time when you can buy an organic copy of someone's brain
    to put inside a computer.

    Prices will vary.

    Karpov's Brain £1,000
    Carlsen's brain £2,000
    RJ's brain £5,000

    Why is RJ's brain so expensive?

    It has never been used.
  14. 17 Feb '13 14:49
    brand new boxed eh

    This surprised me the other day

    i used to have this little book of chess openings, lent it to someone and never got it back. it was only £10 but amazon are selling it for £80!!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Concise-Chess-Openings-Everyman/dp/1857442970

    its a good little book , but not worth that much...
  15. 17 Feb '13 21:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "The real question is "Will organic brains ever be deemed obsolete?"

    There will come a time when you can buy an organic copy of someone's brain
    to put inside a computer.

    Prices will vary.

    Karpov's Brain £1,000
    Carlsen's brain £2,000
    RJ's brain £5,000

    Why is RJ's brain so expensive?

    It has never been used.
    LoL, I'll take a dozen of each please. Might as well make two dozen of the RJ model since it is deemed to have added value because of the admiral way he deals with all of the jabs leveled at him. He simply ignores them...look, he isn't even in this thread to defend himself.

    I don't understand all of the forum politics but from reading his profile he seems pretty straight-forward about his abilities (he's only claiming around 1500). One thing is certain...he irked a bunch of people somehow.

    I wish to avoid entanglement in something I don't understand...

    peace all,
    r.kyve