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Subject: Re: Chess Challenger 7

Author: Steven Schwartz

Date: 20:36:25 09/18/98

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On September 18, 1998 at 21:29:46, John Coffey wrote:

>While I am talking about very old chess computers, I remember playing
>with a computer from the *late* *70's* called Chess Challenger 7 made
>by Fidelity.  They sold quite a few of these through Sears and other
>outlets.  Even when I was rated a mere 1400, I could beat it rather easily.
>Did anyone ever have a rating for it?  I know that some of my friends
>found it competitive, but they were around 1200 strength.
>I used to put it on the "postal chess" mode where it would take 24 hours
>to make a move.  The only game I ever played this way, it looked like I
>was going to win easily, but I blundered and lost.  The position was
>like this ....
>..  ..
>  WK  ..
>..  WR
>Black plays a3! check and wins.
>John coffey

We believe that the CC6 played about 1100 at tournament time.
- Steve (

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