Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius PRO   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL812

  • $179.00 USD
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Product Details

The Millennium Chess Genius Pro is the ideal chess computer for players of all ages and and skill levels. It's one of the most powerful chess computers of all time, featuring the world-champion software ChessGenius by Richard Lang!

  • Improve your chess and be challenged at your playing level with the chess computer built on the famous chess engine ChessGenius by Richard Lang.
  • The Chess Genius PRO version offers and enhanced and more elegant design, faster processor, and lightning fast response times at all levels. Keep your mind active with endless chess enjoyment.
  • Portable and convenient 11” size makes the chess computer easy to take along on travels with included AA Batteries and power saving mode. Add optional AC adapter for play at home.
  • Make moves by pressing lightly on the squares thanks to MILLENNIUM unique HighSensitive technology. Lighted LCD screen shows chess moves, current position, and menus.
  • Set play strength from wide range of play levels suitable for beginners starting out to master level players. Take back moves or see suggestion for better moves.

Genius Pro plays at a significantly higher skill level of more than 2200 ELO (2400 USCF). The changes in the PRO are visual as well, new pieces in an exclusive white and black chrome, along with felt and significantly improved sensor board and pressure point. 

Hardware Improvements:

  • Significantly improved sensor board with smooth-running pressure point
  • 5x faster processor
  • 5x more RAM memory
  • Automatic power supply detection-connected power supply switches off the sleep mode during 24 hours for long term analyzing
  • Manual

Software Improvements:

  • Three different options for Openings:
    • No opening book, computer calculates by itself
    • "Classic London Book" of 57,000 positions (3x larger)
    • "Modern Book" with over 100,000 positions completely new library of modern opening variations by HIARCS.
  • Improved sleep mode with extended wake cycles
  • Display of move numbers in INFO mode
  • New "Mate in X" feature for problem solving

Overall, the Pro is a significant performance improvement, an ideal choice for improving, regular, or ambitious players. The playing algorithms and therefore playing style is adjusted and enhanced.

Due to the increased processor performance it's recommended to use an AC power supply sold separately. The battery operation is fine, however the playing time rates well below that of the previous model.


Playing levels and playing difficulty:

  • Countless levels especially for beginners
  • Virtually unlimited number of levels of difficulty
  • Includes demanding tournament levels suitable for skilled players
  • Average time per move
  • Max overall duration of game
  • Special "Mate in X" stage for problem solving
  • Shows suggested moves (best, second, third best etc. moves given position)

Especially for chess experts

  • Choice of 2 libraries of opening moves: the "Classic London Book", with approximately 57,000 positions, and the "Modern Book", with more than 100,000 positions
  • Versatile analysis mode (text displays and chessboard display)
  • Display analysis of positions, main variants and move number
  • Enter any chess position

Especially for novices

  • Chess trainer: Warns about bad moves, offers to take them back
  • Makes suggestions for improvement to help make better moves
  • Help function: Shows all permitted moves

Features and ease of use

  • Convenient menu system makes it easy to adjust system settings
  • Large back-lit display: shows the entire chessboard, plus help text and menu system text
  • Extra-large chessboard: 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 in) playing area
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Different match modes: Player vs. computer, player vs. player etc.
  • Improved energy saving mode with longer active times
  • Power port for AC adapter
  • Automatic power supply detection to switch off the power-saving mode in network operation

Technical data:

  1. Processor: ARM Cortex M4 / 120 MHz, RAM: 160 KB
  2. Chessboard: Pressure sensor board, magnetic
  3. Display: Back-lit chessboard display
  4. Menu operation: 7 languages, text-based
  5. Languages: GB / DE / FR / NL / ES / IT / RU
  6. Software: Original CHESS GENIUS
  7. Power supply: 3 x AA alkaline batteries
  8. Power port available (Adapter sold separately)
  9. Dimensions: approx. 30 x 27.5 x 3 cm
  10. Chessboard dimensions: 20 x 20 cm (7.8" x 7.8")
  11. Display Dimensions:  3.8 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4")
  12. King height: 1 7/8"
  13. King base: 5/8"

IMPORTANT: We have noted a few minor design issues, which have been submitted to the manufacturer:

  1. The unit's factory default language is German. When the unit is reset (from loss of power or from pressing the reset button) it will default back to German. This is fixed simply by pressing the reset button, then the Right Arrow and the Green ENT button.
  2. MOST, but not ALL pieces will fit in the storage compartment below the unit.
  3. Contrast adjustment settings do not appear to function correctly and in most cases do nothing at all for the display. In the units that we tested, all displays already were in the most optimal contrast setting.



Customer Reviews

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George Carnahan
Review

I’m having issues with it locking up. Reset button doesn’t do anything, I have to take batteries out in order to reset. Not happy with purchase

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Bill Serve
Defective Unit

The Chess Genius PRO that I received fails to acknowledge input on about every third or fourth game resulting in a loss of the position because the only way to get out of the locked game is to cut the power. I am currently attempting to get a replacement set exchange without any success so far because my calls have not been returned, hopefully, Chess House will come through, they've always been great in the past.

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Michele Stucky
First electronic chess set!

This is our first electronic chess set. It is smaller than I realized but description was accurate. We have only played on it for a few days now and so far so good. I do wish the magnets on the game pieces were stronger. Packaging was great and arrived on time.

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Chuck moody
Plays strong

Great little computer I was impressed it beat chest level 100 which plays at 2300 and beat my dgt centaur on challenging which is about the same at its maximum adaptability so do not underestimate this little chest computer the best thing is any pieces work just fine magnetic or not these pieces are borrowed from a cheap little magnetic chess set that I had and spray painted them nutmeg so I could see them better.

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Frank Varisco
Middling build quality. Too much plastic for the money.

Disclaimer: I got this as a return and also a Father's Day discount. For about 40% off it is palatable. I would not pay full-freight for this.

This Millennium set seems too 'plasticky' and definitely not worth $200. The pieces are small, hard to handle and barely magnetized. I agree with other posters that perhaps 'wooden looking pieces' with some weight would be a better aesthetic.

And...this set is almost too small to be usable an an intelligent chess set. It's very hard to read the electronic board and what moves to make. If you are out in ths sun or even a room that is bright it is almost impossible to read.

I cannot recommend it. Back to the drawing board with this one for Millennium.




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