Chess computers have come a long way over the years. With Square Off and DGT Centaur, you can now play against super strong engines capable of beating top chess GMs. The Chafitz Boris is a blast from the past though. It is an electronic chess computer from the late 70s. It doesn’t have a sensory board nor a strong engine. But for its time, it was an exciting machine.
Boris comes with a Fairchild F8 8-bit microprocessor with 2.5 KiB ROM and 256 byte RAM. Boris Master looks very similar but it has a built-in battery and charging port in the back. The above video shows this chess computer in action.