Tasc R30 ( with SB20 Smartboard)
The Tasc R30 was the highest rated dedicated chess computer available on general sale during the 1990s. The last and finest example of the breed, before PC chess programs killed the high end market for wooden chess computers. The Tasc R30 is still the strongest dedicated chess computer available second-hand (Elo 2330 - Selective Search), apart from low volume ‘specials’.
Smartboards for the R30 incorporated individual piece recognition. They were produced in two forms. The SB20 with 64 LEDS, one per square, and the SB30 with 81 LEDS, one at each corner of each square. The original Johan de Koning program (v2.2) was upgraded in 1995 with the version 2.5 program.
The Tasc R30 for sale here has a SB20 Smartboard and the v2.5 program. It is in full working order and very good condition. There are few blemishes, the worst some minor scrapes/scratches to the back edge of the board shown in the photo (below right).
The Tasc comes complete with the set of chess pieces, velvet chesspiece bag, manual (in English), power supply, connecting lead and box for the computer unit. All as shown in the photos.
Price - £1500 SOLD