SCISYS Chess Computers 1979-1986

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Model

            Type

  Power

     Release Year

Programmer

  Elo

Chess Champion Super System III  13 5x5

Chess System III

Tabletop - Keypad,  LCD Chessboard and Printer

Mains

1979

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson
(+ David Levy)

 1144 - Wiki  

Chess Champion Pocket Chess 2 5x5

Chess Champion Pocket Chess

Portable - Keypad with Pegboard

Mains and Battery

1980

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson

 983 - Wiki

Intelligent Chess 9 5x5

Intelligent Chess

Tabletop - Keypad with TV display and tape recorder

Mains

1980

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson
( + David Levy )

1178 - Wiki

Chess Champion Delta-1.JPG  4  5 x 5

Chess Champion
Delta-1

Tabletop - Keypad

Mains

1980

David B Goodrich
& Associates ?

698 - Wiki

Chess Partner 2000 3 5x5

Chess Partner 2000

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Mains

1980

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson

   

Senator 2 5 x 5

Senator

Portable - LCD chessboard and cursor

Mains and Battery

1981

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson?

1119 - Wiki

Executive 3 5x5

Executive

Portable - LCD chessboard and cursor

Mains and Battery

1981

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson?

1119 - Wiki

Sensor Chess 2 5x5

Sensor Chess

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Mains

1981


Heuristic Software Inc.
Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

Modules - Julio Kaplan

 1400 - Wiki

Mini 1 5x5

Mini Chess

Portable - Keypad

Battery

1981

Philidor Software
Mark Taylor/David Levy

 720 - Wiki

Junior 2 5x5

Junior Chess

Portable - Keypad with Pegboard

Battery

1981

Philidor Software
Mark Taylor/David Levy

(720 - Wiki)

Graduate 3 5x5

Graduate Chess

Portable - Keypad with Pegboard

Battery

1981

Philidor Software
Mark Taylor/David Levy

(720 - Wiki)

Super System IV 5 5x5

Chess Champion Super System IV

Tabletop - Keypad

Mains

1981

Philidor Software
Mike Johnson
(+ David Levy)

1380 - Wiki ?

Chess Champion Mark V (English) 5 5x5

Chess Champion Mark V

Tabletop - LCD chessboard, keypad and cursor

Mains

1981

Intelligent Software
Mark Taylor +  
David Broughton (engine) David Levy
(opening book)

1404 - Wiki
1419 - SS

Intercontinental Traveler 3 5x5

Intercontinental Traveler

Portable - Keypad with Pegboard

Mains and Battery

1982

Intelligent Software
Mike Johnson

 

Chess Companion 3 5x5

Chess Companion

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Mains

1982

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1400 - Wiki ?

Travel Sensor 3 5x5

Travel Sensor Chess

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1982

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

767 - Wiki ?

President Chess 3  22 x 22

President Chess

Tabletop - Auto Response Board

Mains

1982

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

 

Explorer 3 5x5

Explorer Chess

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1983

Kaare Danielsen

1271 - Wiki

Chess Companion II 2 5x5

Chess Companion II

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Mains and Battery

1983

Kaare Danielsen

1203 - Wiki

Chess Partner 3000 2 5x5

Chess Partner 3000

Tabletop - Keypad

Battery

1983

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

 746 - Wiki

Superstar 28K 1 5x5

Superstar 28K

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1983

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1600 - Wiki
1475 - SS

Travel Mate 2 5x5

Travel Mate

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1983

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

 767 - Wiki

Chess Partner 4000 2 5x5

Chess Partner 4000

Tabletop - Keypad

Battery

1983

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

 

Chess Champion Mk VI + Sensor Board 6 5x5

Chess Champion Mark VI + Sensor Board

Tabletop - Auto Sensory with LCD chessboard, keypad and cursor

Mains

1982/1983

Intelligent Software
David Broughton +
Mark Taylor(engine)
David Levy
(opening book)

1550 - Wiki
1428 - SS

Olympiade 2 5x5

Olympiade

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Mains and Battery

1984

Kaare Danielsen

1203 - Wiki

Electronic Chess Mk8 2 5x5

Electronic Chess  Mark 8

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1984

Kaare Danielsen

1203 - Wiki

Concord 6 5 x 5

Concord

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1984?

Kaare Danielsen

1203 - Wiki

Rapier 2 5x5

Rapier

Tabletop - Keypad

Battery

1984

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1153 - Wiki

Superstar 36K 2 5x5

Superstar 36K

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1984

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1668 - Wiki
1667 - SS

Chess Partner 5000 2 5x5

Chess Partner 5000

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Battery

1984

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

 

Electronic Chess Mk10 2 5x5

Electronic Chess Mk 10

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Battery

1984

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1002 - Wiki

Chess Partner 6000  4  5 x 5

Chess Partner 6000

Tabletop - Press Sensory

Battery

1984

Mark Taylor
(+David Levy)

 

Turbostar 432 4 5x5

Turbostar 432 + KSO

Tabletop - Touch sensory

Mains and Battery

1984/85

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1776 - Wiki
1762 - SS

Express 16K 2 5x5

Express 16K

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1985

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1440 - Wiki
1470 - SS

Concord II 2 5x5

Concord II

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1985

Kaare Danielsen

1430 - Wiki

Turbo 16K 2 5x5

Turbo 16K

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1985

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1616 - Wiki
1470 - SS

Trio 2 5 x 5

Electronic Trio

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1985

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

 

Courier V  3.1  5 x 5

Courier V

 Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1985

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1164 - Wiki

Travel Mate II 3 5x5

Travel Mate II

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1197 - Wiki

Turbo S-24K 2 5x5

Turbo S-24K

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1610 - Wiki
1476 - SS

Pocket Chess 2 5x5

Pocket Chess

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

 802 - Wiki

Companion III 2 5x5

Companion III

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1502 - Wiki

Electronic Chess Mk 12 2 5x5

Electronic Chess Mk 12

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1275 - Wiki ?

Turbostar 432 5 5x5

Turbostar 540 +

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1800 - Wiki ?

Scisys Leonardo  3  5 x 5

Leonardo

Tabletop - Auto Sensory

Mains and Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1610 - Wiki[1918 -
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Astral 2 5 x 5

Astral

Tabletop - Touch Sensory

Mains and Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

 1616 - Wiki
1520 - SS

Plus  3 5 x 5

Plus

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1400 - Wiki

Kasparov Plus 3 5 x 5

Kasparov Plus

Portable - Peg Sensory

Battery

1986

Julio Kaplan/Craig Barnes

1440 - Wiki

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           There you will find further photographs and information.

The Elo ratings quoted come from the following sources :-

SS = Selective Search - often the most reliable source because the Elo ratings have been calculated using a consistent method over 25 years from a large number of games.

Wiki = Schachcomputer.info Active Elo List and Wiki Encyclopaedia articles - another trusted source based on recent testing or related best estimates.

 

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