Horses gallop, bugles blare, swords clang. An abusive Sean Connery-sounding voice taunts you, urging you to surrender. You aren't deep in the heat of battle. You're playing chess, the parlor game of choice for intelligent kids (okay, geeks), with one Ivan the Terrible. It's not a dream. The Russian ruler hasn't returned from the dead to ridicule you into a sobbing heap. Ivan coaxes, belittles, teaches, challenges. He does everything but run your bath and mow the lawn. He's not a person, but an electronic chess game made by Excalibur Electronics, a local company that manufactures... More >>>