Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius Exclusive   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL820

  • $499.00 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. 

  • 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 online 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.

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.

Play Online with Optional Add-on ChessLink Module. Using the ChessLink module and free apps, you can play online on Lichess and chess.com. For professional tournaments, you can use the tornelo.com platform. You play directly on the board - against millions of people around the world! Your opponent's moves are displayed with the LEDs on the board. Enjoy real gaming experience and concentration while playing online like never before.

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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Pamela Hermano
An excellent product with minor issues

I've been using my new Chess Genius Exclusive for about a week now. Let me start off with everything I love about it:

1. The ease of which you move the pieces and how quickly the board recognizes the pieces. You move the pieces almost exactly as you would on a non-electronic board. I say almost because when you're playing online and you castle, you have to lift the king otherwise the board thinks you didn't castle and just moved it one square over. But that's minor and doesn't affect the experience once you learn of it.

2. The chess set is classy and looks great. It's something you won't mind leaving out on display. There aren't too many wooden computer chess sets, but this beats the plastic options out there. I can't say enough how much I love the fact that the board and pieces are made of wood.

3. Chess House delivered my product with the most up to date firmware which saves me the time in having to connect to a computer to upgrade. Such a time saver and I was pretty up and playing 10 minutes after I received everything.

4. The LED lights on the board and the sound from the chess computer are adjustable and as a result don't need to remain a distraction.

5. Playing online on Lichess using the board was very easy to set up. You do have to purchase the additional Chesslink modem and you do have to download the app, but once you have those two things, everything else is easy to set up. I did have to watch the YouTube video, but there were no hiccups in setting it up and the video was easy to follow.

Things I would change if I could give feedback to the manufacturers:

1. I really dislike the shape of the Chess Computer (the Exclusive). It's in the shape of an open Nintendo DS and I can't fold it down. I bought this bag from Chess House that's really nice, a bit on the pricey side at $70 Cdn. It fits everything from the board to the adapters and modem (of course not the pieces). But It won't fit the actual computer. It's very awkwardly shaped. I'm not talking about the way it works, it works well and does what it's supposed to. I'm talking about the physical shape of it. It's big and clunky and not great to travel with.

2. I wish there was a bit more heft in the pieces. They're quite light weight. This has probably something to do with the RFID in them. They probably can't put metal weights and have them close to the RFID is my guess. But it would have been nice to add a few grams on each of the pieces.

3. I do wish I didn't have to purchase a separate Chesslink Modem to play online. I wish the manufacturer just had it built in the actual board. It's not a deal breaker and obviously it works as a separate item, but this would have been a nice quality of life design had they done it.

4. I also would have liked the instructions that came in the packaging to explain a little more on how to set things up on the computer. For example, if I want to play against the computer but starting from a specific position, how would I do that? I know it definitely can be done, but not sure how. Millennium needs to at least make quick instructional videos on this on their YouTube channel, or at least have a more detailed manual in the packaging.

Overall I would recommend this product to anyone who loves playing chess on a real board as opposed to playing on a computer screen. Not having to press down on each square with the pieces when moving them is the best experience I've ever had on a chess computer. Chess House delivered everything in excellent condition as well which made for a good experience when I made my order, I just wish they had an option for free shipping for Canada.

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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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