Mephisto Phoenix Module and Tournament Chessboard Set (M924/English) 

Phoenix Chess Computer with Tournament Sized Chess Board

The Mephisto Phoenix is a UCI based multi-engine chess computer, which provides access to a huge variety in chess gaming. With Shredder Neuronal and Stockfish NNUE, you see the world’s first dedicated chess computer using most modern neuronal engine technologies.

The module in its modern design comes with a large color touch screen made from real glass, matching its wooden board perfectly. Accompanied by the well-structured touch menu system it is meant to be the perfect home station for chess lovers of all ages, all playing strengths and all experience levels.  

Most powerful chess computer of all times

The Phoenix comes with 4 different Top-Class Engines on Board: Shredder 13.5, Komodo 14.1, Hiarcs 14.2 and Stockfish 15 NNUE. Starting from a very simple level, which is also suitable for absolute beginners, the system can reach a maximum performance of over 3400 ELO. In fact, there are countless options to adjust the playing strength to your individual needs. The system covers the widest playing strength range ever provided by a chess computer.  

Shredder offers a highly interesting new function with its fully automatic self-adapting playing strength with ELO rating. In this way you can continuously monitor your progress and see how much you have improved through training with the computer.

The evaluation bar beside the chess board tells you at first glance how the engine rates the position. Any blunders are quickly noticed that way and you always have a feeling on how good you do.  

Great opening training per your needs 

The machine comes with some different opening books: The standard one by Mark Uniacke provides you with more than 1.000.000 positions, all from master play. This is the biggest opening book ever provided by a dedicated chess computer.

The system is expanded with 23 classical chess computer emulations running at a high speed. Most remarkable is the “Mephisto Glasgow”, the legendary world championship program of 1984 – which runs on the MEPHISTO PHOENIX system at a speed of approx. 66 times faster than the original machine of the time.

With the speed bar you easily control the emulation speed or set it to the speed of the original chess computer, button and display layout follows the originals.

Updates for the System come via WIFI directly on the unit, and if you purchase additional software in the webstore it is installed as easy as with the press of one button. 

The Mephisto Phoenix is the right unit for you if you 

  • Wish to own the most powerful chess computer ever made, building a bridge between past glory days and todays modern style of playing chess
  • Are interested in modern engine technologies, e.g. NNUE Technology and see how they evaluate 
  • Like to play with retro chess computers and to see how these programs perform on a modern hardware 

MEPHISTO (Tournament Style) Sensor Board

The MEPHISTO Tournament sized board is a very flat sensor board with move indication by 81 single field LEDs as well as extremely comfortable fully automatic piece recognition. The chess board is Mephisto branded as well and board colors are finetuned to match the module and the pieces. The noble sensor board convinces by its high recognition speed and reliability. During the game, it is not necessary to look at the display of the chess computer due to the brightly lit 4 LEDs per playing field.

Technical details

Chess specific properties
Suitable forall chess lovers, from children to grandmasters
Playing strengthup to over 3400 ELO
Pieces includedYes, handmade real wood premium chess pieces with integrated RFID chip, piece felt and weights
Additional pieces2 queens additionally included
Magnetic piecesNo
Piece compartmentPiece storage in premium packaging
Measurements of chess board55 x 55 x 2 cm / 21.7 x 21.7 x 0.79 inches
Size per square5,5 x 5,5 cm / 2.17 x 2.17 inches
King’s height9,5 cm / 3.75 inches
Chessboard technologyultra-fast RFID figure recognition
Display with illuminationYes, 7” Colour TFT Touchscreen with 1024 x 600 px resolution
Processor1.5G 64 Bit Quadcore processor
CPU clock frequency1.5G
Connection board computerStandard mini-Din cable, 4 pin
ProgramShredder 13.5, Komodo 14.1, Hiarcs 14.2, Stockfish 15 NNUE
EmulationsPackage with 23 different chess computer emulations contained
Device languages5 (DEU / ENG / FRA / NLD / SPA)
Menu systemText-based / Graphic, All device languages
UpdateableYes, via WIFI and USB
Play online
App IntegrationChessLink App for Mephisto Phoenix will be integrated for direct use in 2023.
Power Supply
Batteries requiredNo
Power supply connectionYes, 100 – 240V 50/60 Hz Input – 9V 4A Output
Power supply includedYes, with interchangeable attachments for EU / UK / US
Measurements & Weights
Dimensions chessboard55 x 55 x 2 cm / 21.7 x 21.7 x 0.79 inches
Dimensions computer unit7.1 x 5.12 x 3,54 inches
Length connecting cable39.37 inches
Article weightTo be determined
Model number & age recommendation
Model numberM924
Age recommended by manufacturer10 Years & Up