The Millennium ChessGenius Exclusive Chess ComputerProduct Code: CPU-G05
The new Exclusive from ChessGenius is a handmade, elegant wooden sensor-computer that has an estimated playing strength of 2400 ELO (2600) USCF, making it the only Grandmaster-strength Chess computer on the market. It has a size of approximately 15.7" inches (40cm) x 15.7" (40 cm), and has 81 LEDs as move indicators and with a most comfortable fully automatic piece-detection, which is achieved by a new technology..The computer unit is located in a separate cabinet with a generously sized display. It offers numerous display possibilities similar to the earlier world-class computers from Mephisto, and can – very practical – also be used as a chess-clock during a match. The comfortable handling of the fully automated board, in particular the detection speed and reliability, is exceptional. As the 4 LEDs flash up brightly for each field, a look at the computer display is no longer necessary during the game.
The cable connection between the clock and the chessboard makes it not only possible to exchange the hardware module, it further allows future software updates to be made via the integrated USB-interface. An ARM Cortex M7 processor with 300 MHz and a significantly increased Flash and RAM-memory serves as motor for the hardware.
Thomas Karkosch, managing director of MILLENNIUM, noted the following: “The new ChessGenius Exclusive has been a real challenge for us. The production is very complex, various components of the device are made by hand, using production sites in several countries. Accordingly, our production capacities are limited and the lead time is relatively long. However, this surely is one of the most complex products that we have ever tackled in the history of our company. It is a real joy to test the prototypes – the functionality is simply fantastic.”
First assessments estimate the tournament strength of the ChessGenius Exclusive to range between 2350 and 2400 ELO, which even surpasses the performance level of the legendary MEPHISTO world champion computers (which at that time used to cost more than 10,000 Deutschmarks!). Thanks to the new development from Munich, these devices have finally found their worthy successor – very much to the joy of chess computer enthusiasts all over the world.
*Computer does not fold*