Model: BORIS Diplomat Computer Chess (Bd-I)
Manufacturer: Applied Concepts, Inc.
Est. ELO rating: 1200
Levels of play: 1
Powered by: AC adapter or 6 AA batteries
Serial number: 000977
BORIS Diplomat Bd-I
This model has the computer and a small peg chess set in the same unity. Peg pieces are used to visualize the moves but they are not connected to the computer i.e., it's not a sensory board. You can enter a time limit per move for the computer. From the manual: "BORIS Diplomat can perform deeper analysis, up to four moves ahead for each side, if you give him more time using his built-in 100 hour timer". You can check the earlier model, the plain Boris here.
BORIS sales and service center was located in Garland, Texas, USA. I also saw a reference to this computer as being produced by Chafitz, Inc. of Rockville, MD and that the original selling price as being US $120.00
This unit has
the name Boris Bd-II but the manual and the computer is exactly the
same as the Bd-I, except that this unit was sold in UK. The box is
different as well as the color and you can see the two units side by
Their motto was "Boris is King"
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