Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius Exclusive   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL820

  • $749.90 USD
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Product Details

Chess Genius Exclusive is currently the most luxurious and affordable hands-on electronic board game - perfect for solo chess play. Made from real wood with automatic chess piece recognition.

  • Concentrate purely on your game! Unique automatic chess piece recognition with lightning-fast RFID technology ensures a full natural playing experience.
  • The chess computer always knows which pieces is where. If a piece falls over, the square flashes. Switching your view between display and board is no longer necessary.
  • Playing strengths are nearly unlimited from beginner play to advanced tournament levels for skilled players. Exclusive is the ideal learning and training partner.
  • Built in opening moves libraries help you learn and practice opening moves from popular to gambit or unusual variations.
  • Modular design brings many years of pleasure playing chess. Connect add-ons like ChessLink to play against other players all over the world or against engines on mobile devices.

Exclusive is engineered in Germany following many years of careful listening and discussion with avid players and computer enthusiasts. These people helped architect the ultimate hands-on chess game for the home.

For example, it was found that the most comfortable size chessboard (smaller than tournament and larger than portable sizes) would measure just under 16" (40cm) square. And it would be beautiful. The handmade, elegant wooden sensor-board is exactly that - attractive to display.

During game play, the eye must be able to stay on the board and not depend on glancing to the side. For this reasons, 81 LEDs clearly illuminate moves as you play them and as the computer beckons you to respond with its move.

The ideal chess computer doesn't require you to press down on the squares. That's why built-in, fully-automatic piece detection is achieved with new rapid-sensing technology.

The computer unit is located in a separate cabinet with a generously sized display. It offers numerous display options similar to the earlier world-class computers from Mephisto, and of course chess timing during a match.

The cable connection between the clock and board makes it possible to exchange the hardware module and make future software updates via USB.

It's powered by an ARM Cortex M7 processor with 300 MHz and a significantly increased Flash and RAM-memory serves as motor for the hardware.

Estimated tournament strength of the ChessGenius Exclusive range between 2350 and 2400 ELO which even surpasses the performance level of the legendary Mephisto world champion computers.

Thanks to this a new era of development in Munich, Germany, the Exclusive is being enjoyed by chess computer enthusiasts all over the world.

Millennium's ChessLink, further expands this Exclusive with connectivity to online play and mobile devices.

Details

  • Board size approx: 15.75" x 15.75" x .78" (40 x 40 x 2 cm)
  • Square Size: 1.625'' (4.13 cm)
  • Hardware: ARM Cortex M7 / 300MHz / 2048 KB ROM / 384 KB RAM
  • Handcrafted wooden board¬†with automatic rapid piece detection sensors
  • Display of chess moves: 81 single-field LED (each 4 per field)
  • Display in LCD:¬†separate chess clock-module¬†with very large¬†display (73 x 39 mm),¬†adjustable back-lighting and flexible display options (Chess clock, multi-line Info- displays, entire chess field)
  • Future expansion with software updates¬†via USB-interface
  • Hardware module can be replaced entirely
  • Options for¬†the USB interface:¬†memorizing of parties, optional download of opening libraries, firmware- updates or engines
  • Power supply and connection with adapters for international sockets
  • Programmed by Richard Lang, based on¬†popular world-champion programs
  • Playing strength > 2300 ELO (tournament level)
  • Various playing levels suitable for advanced players,¬†very good¬†club- and¬†tournament players up to¬†international tournament levels
  • Levels - challenging; fun (computer blunders); easy (limit of the calculated positions); speed; tournament with or¬†without¬†Fischer-clock, etc
  • CPU speed: 50-300 MHz adjustable
  • Opening library range between¬†Classic London Book (57,000 Positions) such as¬†the new¬†Master Book (>300,000 Positions)¬†by M. Uniacke
  • Menu: cursor-guided display¬†with 5 lines, plus scrolling
  • 7 languages (it can default to German on first play, so watch prompts carefully to choose desired language, especially if English)
  • 2 player mode play and analyzing
  • Chess trainer includes¬†extensive warning and help functions.

Specification

  • King Height: 3.0'' inch / 7.62 cm
  • King Weight: 5 oz (unweighted)
  • King Base Diameter: 1.0'' inch / 2.54 cm
  • Set weight: 11.3 oz
  • 34 Chess Pieces, including extra queens
  • Paper Felted bottoms

Many extensive features

  • Display of hint moves, position evaluation and main variant, permanent brain calculations, move number, depth of the calculation and the number of calculated shifts
  • Various playing modes
  • Position control with board display
  • Analyzing mode with¬†many options
  • Auto- playing mode
  • Alternative variation moves
  • Settings for display contrast, reverse board, calculator speed,¬†position of chess clock¬†left or right, and more

Included in Box

  • Wooden sensory chessboard
  • Wooden chessmen
  • Chess computer module
  • Power supply with adapters EU/GB/US (240V / 110V)
  • Connection cables
  • Printed Manual. See also Manual Download (PDF)



Customer Reviews

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J.C.
Impressed

This is a well made machine. I was originally unsure due to the price but was very pleasantly surprised when I received my Chess Genius Exclusive. The board and pieces are solid and durable. The different options are easy to set up and I am very happy with the purchase. Hopefully my chess skills will improve. Chesshouse.com was great too.

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Robert Cantrell Jr.
Awesome

I have had my system for most of the year now so I think I can give an honest review. First of all, the quality is quite remarkable and first class. It looks amazing and seems to be a good size to play on. The auto detection of each piece is just plain magical. The board won’t let you make a mistake on placement or moving of a piece. The LED lights on the board are subtle and help to let you know the opponents move to make plus helping you keep your move honest in case you make a mistake. What I really like about this game is that I can set the game mode such that I can win once in awhile, but not without giving you your run for the money. You really have to pay attention or the game will pounce on a bad move. The game will give you the option to take out a bad move, but don’t let that be intimidating. I have found that sometimes I ignore the option to take back a bad move only to find out that my move was a great move for me. The user interface takes a little getting use to with a little learning curve time to get everything setup. Once I found the level that gives me a human like game where I win sometimes, I haven’t had to change anything for awhile. To change from white to black is as simple as moving the pieces from one side to another. I did buy an extra set of pieces just in case something happened to one of the pieces that came with the game like getting lost or chews up by the dog. I also bought the battery pack and the base to set the board on. It provides a place to store everything safely, and looks great as well. This game is superbly leaps an bounds better than my 1980’s Fidelity Chess Champion. I never could beat that game yet I loved playing it. This chess game is about as close to playing a real person as you can get. I was lucky and bought this game at a significant discount, but I will admit that it would of been worth the full cost. The service from Chesshouse was first class so 10 stars for them.

Pros…..everything, quality, looks, operation
Cons…..nothing yet

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Frank Varisco
Versatile and easy to use

I set it up for the first time last night. It's is easy to use, and I was up and running in 10 minutes. The unit is solid, and the pieces are solid as well. I've heard grumbling about the quality of the pieces. They are fine, imho.

I started out using the DGT Centaur. While that is also a fun unit to use, I came to realize its limits. Unlike this unit on the Centaur cannot save games, and it is not extensible. With the Millennium you can extend its versatility with various various modular add-ons such as Chess Link.

The only real negative that I might mention is the primitive display and having to push through a lot of button pushing to get to the various set ups.

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Mario Saenz
A Beautiful Machine

I have played many games with it. I have used it also to study openings and the ensuing middle games. It is beautiful and powerful.

I have connected it to HIARCS and Aart Bik's Chess via Chesslink. Bik's Chess uses Bluetooth. However, HIARCS requires a USB A to B cable of PCs (not of MACs I believe). Unfortunately, neither the chess board set nor Chesslink (which I also purchased) included the cable. It's a cheap cable and readily available, but I think Millennium computers should include it in their package. That is my only complaint. Other than that, it has performed flawlessly. Picture below is of Estrin-Levenfish (1949), Black to Move.

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Joe Oliva
Chess Genius Exclusive.

When I received the Chess Genius Exclusive, I didn't know that the pins in the cable were so fragile & I used too much force to attach the computer to
the board and so bent the pins so the board didn't work at all. I then called Chess House & Paul was great spent time with me on the phone & told me the board wouldn't work if the pins in the cable are bent. So he shipped me a new cable no charge & I was gentle attaching the cable & now the Exclusive
works fine. Excellent customer service! FYI anyone buying the Chess Genius Exclusive be very gentle attaching the cable to the computer and board
because the pins in the cable are extremely fragile and bend easily with too much force.




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