Strongest Dedicated Chess Computer!
of the Mephisto Modules
Information about Ruud
Martin's custom Mephisto modules
06-02-05 - You can now replay Resurrection games! Games against
Mephisto, PCs and Novag computers:
05-14-05 - The Resurrection module is
5/15/05 - Here are the first
pictures we have received from one
of the first owners! Only 12 people are getting them at this time.
Enjoy them and many thanks to Christian and Martin for sending the
can see in ELO lists where chess computers have been independently
tested that the highest rated units are the Tasc Chess Systems. Below
is a sample list of 3 top rated dedicated chess computers:
- Tasc R40 at 2376
- Tasc R30 at 2341 and the
- Mephisto London 68030 33 MHZ at 2279
Now there is a new module for Mephisto boards that has reached an ELO
(Based on the BT2630 test). This module was designed by Ruud Martin
from the Netherlands and can be used in 3 of the Mephisto boards:
Exclusive, Munchen and Modular.
This is the greatest development in the Mephisto chess computers
world since the company was bought by Saitek!
Please noticed that I do not have any business relationship with Ruud.
I am providing this information, with his approval, to share it with
those interested in this module. Therefore, you will have to contact
Ruud for ordering information.
ELO Rating: 2433
- Processor: Intel® StrongARM at 203Mhz
- Memory: 32 MB available
- Communications port: Standard serial (PC)
- Chess engines: two are included: Deep Sjeng and Ruffian
Please contact Ruud
directly for price information and payment details: Ruud Martin [
: The module is
expected to be ready around March 2005 with two possible updates still
in 2005. Updates will be sent via email.
: Please note that Ruud
is an individual making this project available to chess computer
enthusiasts, therefore the warranty is limited
: This module also has
features not seen in other original Mephisto modules:
In the future, there is also a chance
that the module will support BlueTooh as an option to the serial link
Here's a picture of a Mephisto
Exclusive board with Ruud's module:
Close up on the module:
- Serial link
- Program update
- Save and Load of chess games by date/time
- DGT link
- Ability to use two programs (Deep Sjeng and Ruffian)
- Mephisto board (Exclusive, Modular or Munchen)
- Module casing type Vancouver (an old case it can be used)
Please note that the Mephisto Bavaria can NOT be used for this project
Features that may be available later in 2005:
- A real graphical active display (128*64) which will fit in a LCD
module casing (at an additional extra cost)
- A link with a DGT board
- A link with a PC where UCI engines will run and interface with
the module. In this way you can use other engines like Chess master
9000, Fritz, etc.
: 03-16-05 - Here's a picture of the new
casing, the Phoenix!
In a few weeks I believe Ruud will be able to start delivering them.
For more details please contact Ruud directly.
I encourage you to support this project, especially if you have one of
the beautiful Mephisto boards that are supported. You will have the
strongest chess computer in the world and a module that is upgradeable!
Thanks for visiting and come back for more updates!
Ismenio Sousa [ Email:
Results of the Kaufbeuren Tournament where Ruud's module was the
winner! (Oct 2004)