New chess computers introduced 38 years ago.

January 17th, 1979, 38 years ago, Arleen and Steve Chafitz, e-End's CEO and President, had one of their new chess computers introduced.

Source: The Intelligent Machines Journal


 Price: 75 cent | 345 Swett Road, Woodside, CA 94062, (415) 851-7075 | The Intelligent Machines Journal Issue 2, 79 Jan 17

 Price: 75 cent | 345 Swett Road, Woodside, CA 94062, (415) 851-7075 |

The Intelligent Machines Journal

Issue 2, 79 Jan 17

Chafitz Offers New Model of 'Boris' Chess Players Chafitz, Inc., has announced the addition of several new models to their line of Boris, the talking chess computer. Although designed to teach chess by suggesting moves for the beginner, Boris is able to play at varying skill levels, so that experienced players can use Boris' exclusive position programming feature to set up special board positions for practicing strategies, or to remove pieces for handicapping. During each game, Boris flashes messages to his opponent. According to the company, Boris knows all classic chess moves, and solves any mate-in-two problem.  Boris Master, housed in a solid walnut case, operates for 8 hours on rechargeable batteries. His Position Storage Memory holds board positions for up to one week, allowing games to be interrupted and resumed. Boris Grand Master is the world's only fully electronic dedicated chess computer, requiring no chess board or pieces. His electronic chess board displays each chess piece and each move by electronic symbols. While he is considering his next move, the electronic chess piece symbols display his analysis of the candidate moves. Boris Grand Master is battery operated, and includes the exclusive Position Storage Memory found on the Boris Master model. Another new model, Boris Diplomat, is a compact, briefcase-sized portable which operates on batteries and has a built-in chess board with pieces. Suggested retail prices start at $119.95. For further information, contact Steve Chafitz _______MD 20850; (301) ___________. 

Chafitz Offers New Model of 'Boris' Chess Players

Chafitz, Inc., has announced the addition of several new models to their line of Boris, the talking chess computer. Although designed to teach chess by suggesting moves for the beginner, Boris is able to play at varying skill levels, so that experienced players can use Boris' exclusive position programming feature to set up special board positions for practicing strategies, or to remove pieces for handicapping. During each game, Boris flashes messages to his opponent. According to the company, Boris knows all classic chess moves, and solves any mate-in-two problem. 

Boris Master, housed in a solid walnut case, operates for 8 hours on rechargeable batteries. His Position Storage Memory holds board positions for up to one week, allowing games to be interrupted and resumed. Boris Grand Master is the world's only fully electronic dedicated chess computer, requiring no chess board or pieces. His electronic chess board displays each chess piece and each move by electronic symbols. While he is considering his next move, the electronic chess piece symbols display his analysis of the candidate moves. Boris Grand Master is battery operated, and includes the exclusive Position Storage Memory found on the Boris Master model. Another new model, Boris Diplomat, is a compact, briefcase-sized portable which operates on batteries and has a built-in chess board with pieces.

Suggested retail prices start at $119.95. For further information, contact Steve Chafitz _______MD 20850; (301) ___________.