Chess Partner 3000
Chess Partner 3000 1 20x20
Chess Partner 3000 3 20x20
Chess Partner 3000 5 20x20
Chess Partner 3000 6 20x20
Chess Partner 3000 2 20x20
Chess Partner 3000 4 20x20


Tabletop - Keypad with LCD display


Hitachi HD44801 singlechip   0.4 MHz   4 Bit


2KB  ROM    64 bytes RAM

Opening Book



1 x 9volt battery    (100 hours)


33.2 x 23.2 x 4.5 cm


20.3 x 20.3 cm

King Height

4.8 cm

A cheap poorly specified machine sold in the UK in chain stores such as Woolworths. It had neither a sensory board nor LEDs to indicate the moves. As such it was a step back from the Chess Partner 2000 of three years before. Clearly an animal of the marketing department rather than R & D. They probably sold in large numbers, but apart from in Germany few seem to have survived the last 30 years.

Levels 1 to 8 are set by a slider beneath the display but the difference between level 1 and level 8 is minor, 4 secs and 20 secs according to the manual.

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