Chess Companion II
Chess Companion II 1 20x20
Chess Companion II 3 20x20
Chess Companion II 2 20x20

Type

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Processor

80C50 singlechip  3.6 MHz   8 bit

Memory

4KB ROM   256 byte RAM

Opening Book

150 ply

Power

8V   50mA  positive centre
or 3 x AA batteries (500 hours)

Dimensions

32.6 x 24.0 x 3.0 cm

Chessboard

20.0 x 20.0 cm

King Height

4.8 cm

The Chess Companion II uses the same Kaare Danielsen 4K program as the Explorer, Olympiade, Mark 8, Concord and Concord II.

Apart from colour the casing is identical to the Olympiade. It also uses the same 0609V171 bespoke singlechip that is in the Olympiade but the Chess Companion II was sold in much larger numbers.The one in the pictures is a German Quelle example produced in 1985, but the Companion II was available from 1983 when it sold for 59.95 in the UK, at which price it was good value and sold well..

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