Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL810

  • $149.90 USD
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Product Details

Play against the chess computer at your level on this convenient electronic game for solo chess play. The ChessGenius chess computer is ideal for both beginning and expert chess players.

  • Improve your chess with the chess computer built on the famous chess engine ChessGenius by Richard Lang.
  • Take it with you: convenient, portable, 11” size makes the chess computer easy to take along on travels with included long-lasting AA Batteries and power saving mode.
  • To make moves, press lightly on the squares with Millennium’s unique HighSensitive technology, while lighted LCD screen shows chess moves, current position, and menus.
  • Play levels suitable for all levels from first time players to expert tournament players. Top playing strength over 2000 ELO (USCF 2200, or Master level). Take back moves, or see suggestion for better moves.
  • Keep your mind active with endless chess enjoyment by adding optional AC power adapter for at home play.

Game Levels

  • Virtually unlimited number of difficulty levels
  • The average training time is adjustable
  • Total time per game is adjustable
  • Tournament Levels for strong players
  • Lower levels for beginners

Designed for chess professionals

  • 20,000 opening positions
  • Versatile Analysis Mode
  • Position evaluation and main line
  • Input any chess positions

For Beginners

  • Chess Coach will warn of bad moves, offers a re-do and makes suggestions for optimal moves
  • Displays all legal moves
  • Unlimited number of moves back and replay

Features

  • Easy system setup
  • LCD display with backlight option
  • 7 3/4" playing surface (~ 1" SQUARES)
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Play modes - player vs. computer, player vs. player, etc
  • Energy saving mode when using batteries

POWER ADAPTER SOLD SEPARATELY

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Specifications

  • Processor - ARM Cortex M4/48 MHz
  • Magnetic, pressure sensor board
  • Text-based, 7 language menu
  • Languages - DE / GB / FR / NL / ES / IT / RU
  • Software - Chess Genius
  • Power: 3 AA Batteries, included
  • Optional Power Adapter Sold Separately
  • Dimensions - 11.8 x 10.8 x 1.2"
  • Chessboard dimensions: 7.8 x 7.8" (20 x 20 cm )
  • Display Dimensions:  1 1/2 x 1 3/4" (3.8 x 4.5 cm )
  • King height: 1 7/8"
  • King base: 5/8"

Helpful things to note about this model:

  1. The unit's factory default language is German. When the unit is reset it will default to German. English is restored after pressing 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. It's recommended to use a small drawstring bag to store pieces
  3. Contrast adjustment settings do not appear to function as expected 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.
  4. Do not expect to play vertical chess using the pieces; the magnets are designed to provide just enough help to keep the pieces from shifting or falling when moving the board.



Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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ILHAM CHERQUI
Déçue par mon achat

Ce jeu n’est pas convivial. Je regrette mon achat.

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Steve Byas
Difficult to understand instructions

I cannot figure out how to change the language from German to English. I followed the directions, and it doesn't work.

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DANNY HALL
cheap toy

cheaply made

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Stephan Teodorovich
Great value for the price

I've been looking to replace an old Saitek Kasparov chess computer for a while, but didn't want to spend several hundred dollars to do so. After taking some time to my due diligence I decided to pull the trigger on the M810 (ChessGenius), with the Chess House return policy as my 'get out of jail free' card just in case the unit sucks.

It doesn't suck.

To start off, the game itself is compact enough to fit in a courier bag, briefcase, backpack, or computer bag but still large enough to qualify as an adequate playing size and easy to see board layout, with 23cm squares (just about 15/16 inch).

The game play is very good, and the computer is difficult even at the lowest level (Fun 1), with multiple play options including customized board positions. Starting and moving around through all the options has a little bit of a steep learning curve at fist, as the controls and UI are a little difficult to pickup, but once one figures out the navigation logic it becomes easy to move through the various options (play level, sound, etc). If needed the computer will offer hints, as well as allow one to 'see' its thinking process during moves. There is also a game analysis option, but while helpful at times, it isn't fully robust. And the engine powering the computer is ELO rated to 2000, so this game will suit anyone from beginner to IM level.

Others have mentioned problems in the board sensor recognizing pressure. I haven't noticed that, though I did find that pressing on a square with the flat bottom of a piece is more troublesome than using the edge of the piece -- and in fact the instructions do say to tilt a piece and press the square with the edge, rather than just press the piece flat on the square. There's a reason the instruction say that.

There are a couple of issues that prevent a five star rating. The first is the fact that the game is a little flimsy in construction, with the plastic being a bit thinner than I expected. Secondly, the magnets used on the pieces are very weak, failing to hold the piece in place even when the board is tilted or jostled only slightly. This is made worse by the fact that the pieces themselves are extremely light. So, playing this on your lap or where there may be accidental bumps is not advised. Using denser/heavier plastic for the pieces and/or stronger/heavier magnets on the pieces would have been a great idea. And lastly, as so many others have said, the storage space provided is completely inadequate for the pieces. One needs to tetris them into the compartment, but even that is no guarantee.

But none of that impedes gameplay (well, maybe the problem with the piece weight/magnets). All in all this is a very strong unit for just over $100

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Sean Young
Chess Computer

Excellent game for beginners or advanced chess player’s.

Good game for adults as well as children. My son and I can’t get enough




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