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Subject: Re: Chess Challenger 7

Author: Steven Schwartz

Date: 07:07:55 09/19/98

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On September 19, 1998 at 08:20:45, Mark Young wrote:

>On September 19, 1998 at 05:07:27, Robert Sullivan wrote:
>>Hello Steve,
>>I have a Fidelity "Elite A/S Challenger" with a 3MHz clock speed and a gravely
>>mechanical voice which, when you start a game, says "I AM FIDELITY CHESS
>>CHALLENGER, YOUR COMPUTER OPPONENT." Any idea about when it came out on the
>>market and roughly how strong it plays? Thanks.
>The Elite A/S won The Third World Microcomputer Chess Championship in October of
>1983. So I would think it came out somewhere around the same time later. I don't
>have any firm rating numbers for it but 1600 to 1800 uscf looks about right.

Sounds about right to me. I would say about 1984 - a year before
Fidelity sued us. We use the suit as a sort of BC and AC on our calendar.
- Steve (ICD/Your Move)

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