Star Chess

CXG Star Chess
Computer name:  CXG Star Chess
Manufacturer:     Newcrest Technology
Dates from:     1985
Dimensions:     19 x 10 x 4 cm.
Power supply:     9-volt battery, or adapter
Processor:     6301V, 7.2 MHz.
Memory:     4 KB ROM, 128 bytes RAM
Programmer(s): Kaare Danielsen
Rating:     strong occasional players / weak club players (Elo 1423)
Other details:  chessmen inserted over pressure-sensitive contacts
LEDs on two sides of the board
transparent plastic cover, which breaks (too) easily
Opening library: approx. 300 positions


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: CXG Star Chess (± 10 seconds / move)

  (Result: won by white)

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 c4 5.Nd2 b5 6.Ngf3 Nf6 7.b3 cxb3 8.axb3 Nc6 9.Bd3 e5 10.O-O exd4 11.Re1+ Be6 12.cxd4 Nxd4 13.Nxd4 Qxd4 14.Bxb5+ Nd7 15.Qf3 Rc8 16.Ra6 Be7 17.Nc4 O-O 18.Bf4 Bd5 19.Qg3 Bb4 20.Be3 Qd3 21.Rea1 Qxb3 22.Bxd7 Rxc4 23.Rxa7 Bc3 24.Bf4 f5 25.Be5 Rf7 26.Ra8+ Bxa8 27.Rxa8+ Rc8 28.Rxc8+ Rf8 29.Qxg7# An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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