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Steve B
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Collector's Corner..I Dont Think So..(Current Ebay Oddities) Reply with quote

neither the box nor the pieces are from any Boris chess computer i know of

probably the original owner of a Walnut Boris replaced the original pieces with this piece set and box and played on a normal sized board rather then use the small fold-up board and small pieces included with the computer..so now we have this


http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Chess-set-w-box-from-Boris-electronic-computer_W0QQitemZ150174864866

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PS.Speaking of the Walnut Boris..the Walnut Boris Master:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BORIS-ELECTRONIC-CHESS-SET-COMPUTER-WOOD-CASE_W0QQitemZ150174862156QQihZ005

same seller.. ..didnt see the second auction when i made the initial post


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: Collector's Corner..I Dont Think So.. Reply with quote

Hi Steve,

Steve B wrote:
PS.Speaking of the Walnut Boris..the Walnut Boris Master:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BORIS-ELECTRONIC-CHESS-SET-COMPUTER-WOOD-CASE_W0QQitemZ150174862156QQihZ005

same seller.. ..didnt see the second auction when i made the initial post


I had the same reaction when I saw the auctions yesterday... the Boris Master have been enlisted first and therefore appears AFTER the board when you sort by "Newly listed".

The Master is quite rare compared to the simple Boris...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve

What are the differenced between the Boris and the Boris Master.

I own a regular walnut Boris.

Thanks in advance regards
Bill
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Kerr wrote:
Hi Steve

What are the differenced between the Boris and the Boris Master.

I own a regular walnut Boris.

Thanks in advance regards
Bill


hi William

nice to see you again and welcome to the future of all things computer chess

the only difference is that the WBM can save the position and game setting's in memory when turned off
the top switch is a MEMORY switch while in the normal WB the top switch is a RESET switch

Still the WBM is somewhat rare and considered a nice collectors item

Walnut Boris Grandmaster(built but never released for sale)Regards
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject: Thanks - plus a book deal Reply with quote

Thanks Steve.

I was hoping it had an very early version of the Intel Core 2 Quad. Oh well.

Have you ever thought about putting all your standalone chess computer knowledge (plus pictures) into a book to be published for the public. It may take you a few years to craft it into a book, but would make a good read for us standalone computer folks.

Hold out for movie royalties
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:08 am    Post subject: Re: Thanks - plus a book deal Reply with quote

Bill Kerr wrote:
Thanks Steve.

I was hoping it had an very early version of the Intel Core 2 Quad. Oh well.

Have you ever thought about putting all your standalone chess computer knowledge (plus pictures) into a book to be published for the public. It may take you a few years to craft it into a book, but would make a good read for us standalone computer folks.

Hold out for movie royalties
Bill


IT had occurred to me once to do something like that Will
..i even went so far as to get an estimate of the costs involved to publish such a book and then i held focus group's across the US to try to get an idea of the target audience and how many books i could reasonably expect to sell

after encountering total lack of interest (from even my own mother no less) i ditched the whole plan

Couldn't even give it away for free regards
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Yet another installment of the "i dont think so" category we have this offering..


http://cgi.ebay.com/ELECTRONIC-CHESS-SET_W0QQitemZ280170458968QQihZ018

Elvis Has Left The Building Regards
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably A Sham Auction..
almost certainly a defective computer

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280171097576

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a must buy Steve if you don't already have it in your collection ! Razz

http://cgi.ebay.com/BORIS-ELECTRONIC-CHESS-COMPUTER-LATE-1970S_W0QQitemZ180178208654QQihZ008QQcategoryZ155339QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Boris is King regards
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spacious_mind wrote:
Here is a must buy Steve if you don't already have it in your collection ! Razz

http://cgi.ebay.com/BORIS-ELECTRONIC-CHESS-COMPUTER-LATE-1970S_W0QQitemZ180178208654QQihZ008QQcategoryZ155339QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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only $300 Nick??

Pffft .. nothing..
i will offer double just to be a nice guy
Razz

and without even the original box no less



Rip-Off Regards
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
spacious_mind wrote:
Here is a must buy Steve if you don't already have it in your collection ! Razz

http://cgi.ebay.com/BORIS-ELECTRONIC-CHESS-COMPUTER-LATE-1970S_W0QQitemZ180178208654QQihZ008QQcategoryZ155339QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Boris is King regards


only $300 Nick??

Pffft .. nothing..
i will offer double just to be a nice guy
Razz

and without even the original box no less



Rip-Off Regards
Steve


Very nice Steve! Mine does not have the original box either Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice Steve! Mine does not have the original box either Sad


well if it is any consolation Nick...just remember..

i am sure you did not pay anywhere near $300 for yours

im betting..no more then...
50 bucks Regards
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
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Very nice Steve! Mine does not have the original box either Sad


well if it is any consolation Nick...just remember..

i am sure you did not pay anywhere near $300 for yours

im betting..no more then...
50 bucks Regards
Steve


Right Steve $33.12 including shipping Razz So I guess the box is not so important !!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Steve B wrote:
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Very nice Steve! Mine does not have the original box either Sad


well if it is any consolation Nick...just remember..

i am sure you did not pay anywhere near $300 for yours

im betting..no more then...
50 bucks Regards
Steve


Right Steve $33.12 including shipping Razz So I guess the box is not so important !!


$33.12 WITH shipping???
Shocked
unbelievable
from now on i will have all of my new chess computers shipped to you!

Razz Regards
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
spacious_mind wrote:
Steve B wrote:
spacious_mind wrote:


Very nice Steve! Mine does not have the original box either Sad


well if it is any consolation Nick...just remember..

i am sure you did not pay anywhere near $300 for yours

im betting..no more then...
50 bucks Regards
Steve


Right Steve $33.12 including shipping Razz So I guess the box is not so important !!


$33.12 WITH shipping???
Shocked
unbelievable
from now on i will have all of my new chess computers shipped to you!

Razz Regards
Steve


Yes Steve thats all I paid. I am sure we all have our bargains and horror tales. Perhaps we should start an Ebay Agony Corner Razz

All the best
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