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Mephisto Wundermaschine, (Wonder Machine [1])
a dedicated chess computer by Hegener & Glaser running a Mephisto Genius 2 program by Richard Lang on an 80486 PC under MS-DOS, integrated as LCD laptop with trackball inside the drawer of a heightened Mephisto München board. Only 10 machines were produced around 1993, the price was about 15,000 DM (7,500 €) [2]. Almost the same program of the 68030 assembly branch was further released as Mephisto Genius 68030 as module for the Mephisto module system, sold for only1798 DM [3].
Mephisto Wundermaschine [4]

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At the WMCCC 1993 in Munich, the Wundermaschine won the Manufacturers Group with TASC R30 and RISC 2500 competing, and further the playoff versus Software Champion Hiarcs for the title of the World Micro Absolute Champion. Thus, the Wundermaschine was the last dedicated world champion.
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Playoff Wundermaschine vs. Hiarcs, Richard Lang, David Levy, Mark's father and Mark Uniacke [5] 10 ... h4 [6]
[Event "WMCCC 1993"]
[Site "Munich, Germany"]
[Date "1993.11.07"]
[Round "Playoff 2"]
[White "Mephisto Genius 2"]
[Black "Hiarcs"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bg4 3.Bg5 f6 4.Bf4 g5 5.Bg3 c6 6.e3 Qb6 7.b3 Bf5 8.Be2 Na6 
9.O-O h5 10.h3 h4 11.Bh2 e6 12.c4 Rd8 13.a3 dxc4 14.b4 Rd7 15.Nc3 g4 16.hxg4 
Bxg4 17.Nd2 Bxe2 18.Qxe2 h3 19.Nxc4 Qd8 20.Qg4 hxg2 21.Qg6+ Rf7 22.Rfe1 Ke7 
23.Bd6+ Ke8 24.Bg3 Qd7 25.Kxg2 Rh6 26.Qe4 Rfh7 27.Rh1 Rg7 28.Qf3 Rhg6 29.Rh4 
Nc7 30.Rah1 Nb5 31.Nxb5 cxb5 32.Nd2 Qc6 33.Qxc6+ bxc6 34.Kf1 a5 35.bxa5 Ra7 
36.Nb3 Rgg7 37.Ke2 Bxa3 38.Ra1 Bf8 39.a6 Kd7 40.Bb8 Ra8 41.a7 Bd6 42.Rh8 Bb4 
43.Ra6 Rg1 44.Bg3 e5 45.dxe5 fxe5 46.Bxe5 Re1+ 47.Kf3 Rg1 48.Nd4 Rg6 49.Nxb5 
Bc5 50.Rh7+ Ne7 51.Nd4 Bxd4 52.Bxd4 Kd6 53.Ra5 Kd7 54.Bc5 1-0

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References

  1. ^ Wunderwaffe from Wikipedia
  2. ^ Mephisto Wundermaschine from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  3. ^ Mephisto Genius 68030 – Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  4. ^ Mephisto Wundermaschine from 1.The Ultra Rare Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing! by Chewbanta
  5. ^ Hiarcs Fan Page by Thorsten Czub
  6. ^ Frederic Friedel, Dieter Steinwender (1993). Results and selected games of the 12th World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 231

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