Electronic GrandMaster chess game

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 19 in.
Manufacturer
Milton Bradley Company
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Levy, David; Chess; Games
Object ID
102633898

This chess-playing machine was part robot: magnets underneath moved real pieces for the computer, and the pressure-sensitive board could detect the human player’s move. The software, designed by chess expert David Levy’s company, was considered weak in the opening and closing, but a strong middle game earned it a 1550 chess rating. The game was marketed internationally—as “GrandMaster” in the US, “Phantom” in the UK, and “Milton” in Germany and France.