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Elite (Fidelity Elite),
a family of dedicated chess computers manufactured by Sidney Samole's company Fidelity Electronics with programs by Dan and Kathe Spracklen. The Fidelity Elite Champion was the first Elite which was the market version of Fidelity X, the 6502 based computer with a Sargon program which won the WMCCC 1981 in Travemünde. Its successors, the Elite Auto Sensory and Elite X became World Microcomputer Chess Champion at the WMCCC 1983 in Budapest and at the WMCCC 1984 in Glasgow (shared) respectively.

The Elite Avant Garde V10 with a Motorola 68040 processor was used as second for Anatoly Karpov during the 1990 World Chess Championship versus Garry Kasparov in New York and Lyon, supplied and operated by Fidelity representative Tom Fürstenberg [1] .
Fidelity Elite A/S Challenger [2]

Photos & Games

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Tom Fürstenberg operating Elite Avant Garde V10 and David Bronstein, Aegon 1991 [3] [4] [5]
[Event "6th AEGON man-mach"]
[Site "The Hague NED"]
[Date "1991.05.29"]
[Round "06"]
[White "David Bronstein"]
[Black "Elite Avant Garde V10"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nxe4 6.Ne5 Ng5 7.d4 d6 8.Nd3
f3 9.Be3 Bg4 10.Kd2 fxg2 11.Qxg4 gxh1=Q 12.Rxh1 c6 13.Re1 h6 14.d5 Qd7
15.Qg3 Qf5 16.Nf4 cxd5 17.Bxd5 Nc6 18.Qg2 Rc8 19.Rf1 Nb4 20.Bb3 Qd7
21.a3 d5 22.Bd4 Nc6 23.Bg1 d4 24.Ncd5 d3 25.Nxd3 Na5 26.Ba2 b6 27.h4 Ne6 
28.Ne5 Qa4 29.Kc1 Qxh4 30.Nxf7 O-O 31.Qg6 Bg5+ 32.Kb1 Qh3 33.Rf6 Rce8 
34.b4 Qh1 35.Rf1 Nc6 36.Bc4 Qh3 37.Bd3 Qxf1+ 38.Bxf1 Rxf7 39.Bd3 Nf8 
40.Qxc6 Re1+ 41.Ka2 Rxg1 42.Nc3 Kh8 43.Qe8 Rf2 44.Ne4 Rf3 45.Nd6 Rf6 
46.Nf7+ Kg8 47.Bc4 b5 48.Qxb5 Rxf7 49.Qf5 Bf6 50.Qd5 Kh7 51.Qxf7 1-0

See also


Elite Computers

Year
Product Link(s) [6] [7]
Processor
Tournaments
1982
Fidelity Elite Champion Sensory Chess Challenger
Fidelity Elite Champion
6502, 4 MHz
WMCCC 1981, 1st
1983
Fidelity Elite A/S Budapest
6502, 3.2 MHz
WMCCC 1983, 1st
1984
Fidelity Elite A/S Glasgow
6502, 3.6, 4 MHz
WMCCC 1984, 1st

Fidelity Elite Privat
6502, 5 MHz

1986
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde
6502, 5 MHz


Fidelity Elite Avant Garde 2100
6502, 6 MHz

1989
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V2
68000, 16 MHz


Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V6
68020, 20 MHz


Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V9
68030, 32 MHz

1990
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V10
68040, 25 MHz

1992
Fidelity Elite Premiere
Fidelity Elite Premiere
68000, 16 MHz

1994
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V11
Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V.11
68060, 75 MHz


Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Frederic Friedel (1990). Elektronischer Sekundant ein Fidelity-Computer bei der Schach-WM in New-York. Computerschach und Spiele 6/90 (German)
  2. ^ Schachcomputer Fidelity Elite A/S Challenger 1983, Photo by Gerhard Hund
  3. ^ Photo from Tom Furstenberg - David Bronstein and myself at the AEGON Human v. Computer tournament in Den Haag, 1991
  4. ^ CSVN Downloads Games Aegon Tournaments
  5. ^ David Bronstein and Tom Fürstenberg (1995). The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Cadogan Books, London. ISBN 1-85744-151-6, pp. 190 (48) Bronstein,D - Fidelity Elite 10
  6. ^ Fidelity from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  7. ^ Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters

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