If you can't find a partner worthy of your time, maybe the '2Robot' from Novag will get your competitive juices flowing. The game board has a robotic arm which becomes your rival. The game has 128 playing levels, 736 byte RAM, 8MHz system clock speed, and hint key. You can even take chess lessons from the robotic arm in the game's training mode. You may need to, 2Robot usually solves to 'mate' in 6 moves.
The 2Robot will not be available until September 2008, however you can pre-order now at ChessUsa.com.