Karpov Schachschule / Chess School

In German and English

Fast press-sensory tabletop electronic chess and games set with speech and 87-page training booklet for social players



Fast press-sensory tabletop electronic chess and games set with speech and 87-page training booklet for social players

Millennium in Germany has now made its new Karpov Schachschule (Karpov Chess School) 8-in-1 chess computer available to the English-speaking market. It is the fastest and strongest talking chess computer in its class bar none.

With a 25% faster processor and a strength exceeding 1450 ELO, the Karpov Chess School can speak in English or German. A unique 87-page training booklet to complement the user manual (both in English) makes for a classy package.

As well as chess the computer can play seven other classic strategy games, each with ten skill levels that make it perfect also for intelligent family fun. Full sets of chess and game pieces are included, held in a built-in storage compartment.

Millennium chess computers are designed in Europe and officially endorsed by the successor to Bobby Fischer, world chess champion Anatoly Karpov.

Chess Program Features

30 main levels (15 Timed Move, 10 Timed Game, 1 Analysis, 4 Fun)

5 "mini-chess" modes to help beginners learn how to play in stages

Observes all rules including castling / en passant / pawn promotion

Help function can indicate legal moves in a position for beginners

Optional teaching feature can warn of mistakes and provide advice

Computer can be made to play against itself if desired

Hint function asks computer to suggest a move

Optional Rated Mode simulates play under tournament conditions

Computer can calculate opponent's strength on ELO rating scale

5 playing styles (Normal, Active, Aggressive, Very Passive, Passive)

100 built-in exercises where computer scores ability to find best move

Large built-in openings library of approximately 7000 halfmoves

Computer evaluation of a position can be displayed on request

Computer thinking can be interrupted to make best move found

Recognises draws by 3-fold repetition / 50-move rule / stalemate

Solves mate-in-2 and mate-in-3 problems

10 built-in mate-in-2 problems for practice

Take back or replay up to 8 moves for each side

Change sides and / or reverse board at any time

Referee mode allows playing both sides or playing against a friend

Positions can be set up for computer to analyse

Other Strategy Games

Plays 7 other classic strategy games (Checkers / Draughts, Reversi, Four-in-a-Row, Fox and Geese, Grasshopper / Halma, Nim, Northcote's game) with 10 skill levels for each

Other General Features

25% faster processor than standard tabletop models for premium performance

2 selectable languages (English or German) with speech capabilities for chess

Fully sensory playing board with supplementary LCD board and message area

Magnetised chess and game pieces with convenient built-in piece storage compartment

10 LCD screen contrast settings

3 sound volume settings with option to toggle sound on or off

Automatic power off if game is unattended for longer battery life

Positions held in memory when switched off for continuation later

Requires 3 x AA batteries (included)


Unit size: 253 x 180 x 25mm

Sensory board size: 144 x 144mm

Sensory board square size: 18 x 18mm

LCD screen size: 40 x 46mm

LCD board size: 40 x 40mm

LCD board square size: 5 x 5mm

Chess king height: 32mm

Game piece diameter: 14mm

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