Mephisto III

Mephisto III
Computer name:  Mephisto III
Manufacturer:     Hegener & Glaser
Dates from:     1983
Dimensions:     17 x 10.5 x 4 cm
Power supply:     4 AA-batteries or 8.5-Volt AC adapter
Processor:     1802 (8-bit), 6.1 MHz.
Memory:     32 KB ROM, 4 KB RAM
Programmer(s): Thomas Nietsche en Elmar Henne
Rating:     Strong occasional players (Elo 1464)
Other details:  Replaceable program module
Name MephistoIII only on lid of module compartment.
Controlled via keys
4-digit LCD display
Because of its shape sometimes referred to as Brikett.
The example game shows that even a computer with
  Elo 1464 is not safe with Fritz-one-ply.


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: Mephisto III (± 10 seconds / move)

  (Result: won by white)

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 Qh4+ 4.g3 Qf6 5.e5 Qd8 6.Ne4 d5 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Bxd7+ Nxd7 9.Ng5 Nxe5 10.Nxe6 fxe6 11.fxe5 Ne7 12.Ne2 Rc8 13.O-O Ng6 14.d4 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Qb6 16.Be3 Nxe5 17.Qh5+ Ng6 18.Qf3 Ne5 19.Qd1 Nc4 20.Qh5+ g6 21.Qf3 Nxe3 22.Qf7+ Kd8 23.Nxe6+ Qxe6 24.Qxe6 Nxf1 25.Qxd5+ Ke7 26.Qxb7+ Kd8 27.Rd1+ Nd2 28.Rxd2+ Bd6 29.Rxd6+ Ke8 30.Qxc8+ Ke7 31.Qc7+ Kf8 32.Rd8# An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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