Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius PRO

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About The Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius PRO

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.

Product Specs

Board Size
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King Height
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Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Nan P
Just what we were looking for

Perfect to learn on or for a real challenge, the computer offers a wide selection of challenges to players on any level. The whole family s enjoying the chess set. Small enough to travel with but large and weighty enough for large hands. Will take a bit of practice to get quick with the computer commands but with regular play it will happen in a few days. Really great choice!!!

M Ashley
Great chess computer

I really like the Genius Pro. It’s my first chess computer and it is getting me back into chess. Being able to match wits against the computer while moving and seeing real pieces is much better than an iPad chess game. So far it’s working fine without a hitch!

hourglass guy
Big brain in the shell of a toy

I've had the Chess Genius PRO for about 2 weeks now. I probably would have been happy with the Chess Genius Amateur - if there was such a thing. I have a 700 rating, so that should answer any question about why the Pro beats me every time I play it. There are options for having the device make mistakes so I have at least a chance, but both the Pro and me would know the truth. So I don't do that. Instead I look to learn from all my errors.

I am completely satisfied with its ability to humiliate me in each game. It helps me maintain my humbleness while reminding me that I really do need to look for attacks and blunders before I move, not after.

Because I cannot critique its brain, I'll use my diminishing human privilege and complain that the device has the plastic feel of a model airplane. I want something as intellectually oppressive as this to feel much more solid than a child's toy. I also want it to be bigger and heavier. If I'm going to continuously be destroyed while I'm learning, I would like it to feel more solid than a bag of chips. My biggest gripe is the chess pieces. They have an ersatz "chrome" finish. I do not play in the dark so each of the pieces reflects whatever light I have in the room. It's disconcerting. It's probably the main reason I'm losing every game.

Larry Reed

I have enjoyed playing with this computer even though I have not won a game. I have played a few games where I made the computer work hard.

It is a good computer for players much better than I, ones with a much higher rating than I.

I would like to know what the default settings are.

I can use the German language setting; I have not tried the Russian language yet though.

Mike Safron

so far so good --- I need to play a couple of games to give a final opinion