Details about Kasparov RISC 2500 Chess ComputerKasparov RISC 2500 Chess Computer See original listing
10 Jun, 2012 19:14:49 BST
[ 33 bids ]
Wells, United Kingdom
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Children, Family, Adults
Kasparov RISC 2500 Chess Computer, complete, consisting of:
The adaptor and set were PAT-certified by a qualified electrician on 29th February 2012. Both have the appropriate sticker attached. I shall include their invoice on despatch.
Single-owner. I bought it new for £100, perhaps about 18 years old. It has been little used - not at all in the last 12 years - and is in very good condition for its age with no damage, except to its box. I have just checked it functionally just by starting a new game to the point of castling, and it worked fine.
The only possible fault that I know of is that, occasionally, when switched on, it lost its customized settings that I therefore had to re-enter (just a rew minutes' work). That may have been because I did not use it very often.
This is emphatically not a toy - despite its age it's a deadly serious chess machine. Though it can be used by the young on the easy settings, it could easily allow them to develop to strong club standard. I do not know its ELO rating, though I'm guessing around 1800-2000, which is far better than most chess players. (Kasparov was, of course, over 2800 - see http://www.elhchess.demon.co.uk/ehss.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_rating_system - and would not have lent his name to less than the very good.) The original box (5) has this description:
"Among the world's strongest chess computers.
A masterly game
I shall ship by first-class post, with proof of posting, charging what the Post Office will charge me. Packaging I shall not charge for.
I am not a dealer. If you have any questions, please ask me. If you have concerns, please contact me.
On 06-Jun-12 at 15:56:32 BST, seller added the following information:
Hope this helps.
On 06-Jun-12 at 16:07:07 BST, seller added the following information:
An important afterthought: Do remember that this was bought in and intended for use in the UK, and the power adaptor is designed for UK circuits, with their voltage and frequency. Now that I have been asked to allow bids from outside the UK, you MUST check before bidding what you need to use the chess machine in your country.
On 07-Jun-12 at 11:47:50 BST, seller added the following information:
Despite my changes yesterday International buyers were still not able to bid. The eBay Help Desk tells me that it is because I have already received 7 bids. On their advice, I have added those who enquired to a list of buyers exempted. If you wish to be added, please send me a question.
If this method fails, the Help Desk tells me to end the listing and start it afresh with the international postage option ON. If it comes to that, I offer my sincere apologies to those who had already taken the trouble to bid.