Olympiade
Olympiade 1 20x20
Olympiade 2 20x20
Olympiade 4 20x20
Olympiade 3 20x20

Type

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Processor

0609V171 - SciSys bespoke singlechip

Memory

4KB ROM   256 byte RAM

Opening Book

150 ply

Power

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

Dimensions

31.3 x 23.6 x 3.8 cm

Chessboard

20.0 x 20.0 cm

King Height

4.8 cm

The Olympiade is a version of the Chess Companion II apparently aimed primarily at the French market, though it was also sold in the UK. It uses the strong 4K Kaare Danielsen program also found in the Explorer, Chess Companion II, Concord and Concord II. Apart from its colour the Olympiade casing is identical to the Chess Companion II, as also is the pcb, including SciSys-W 0609V171 singlechip processor. Playing simultaneous games against the Olympiade and Companion II using the same moves produces sufficient identical replies, including losing lines, to support the conclusion that the programs are the same.

Like two other SciSys machines aimed primarily at the French market, the Courier V and the French version of the Electronic Chess Mk 10 (‘Caravelle’), the Olympiade is not very easy to find.

The Olympiade is not to be confused with the much later Saitek Olympiad.

Olympiade 5 15 x 15
Olympiade 6 10 x 10
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