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About Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) Electronic Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHZ  MODEL 863 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHz Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHz Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

Large SENSOR CHESS BOARD and magnetic Staunton pieces in a convenient travel pouch. The reliable chess partner, PORTABLE!

 

NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHz Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHz Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

MAIN NOVAG ALLEGRO 15 MHZ MODEL 863 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

    • Easy to operate.
    • Programmed in accordance to the International Chess Rules including en-passant moves, castling and pawn promotions.
    • Does not accept illegal moves.
    • 8 skill levels including 1 tournament level.
    • Change of level also during a game.
    • Fast response times.
    • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement.
    • Plays against itself.
      Easy correction of weak or wrong moves.
    • Choice of color; change of color also during game.
    • Take back function.
    • Simple set up of board positions.
    • Solves almost all Mate-in-2 problems.
    • Full position verification at any time.
    • PORTABLE Plays with 6 X 1.5V alkaline batteries or adapter (both not included).

 

    LEVELS - AVERAGE REPLY TIMES ARE:

    • Level 1:  Instantly - Familiarization Level.
    • Level 2:  1 - 4 seconds - Familiarization Level.
    • Level 3:  1 - 6 seconds - Beginner.
    • Level 4:  2 - 18 seconds - Intermediate.
    • Level 5:  1 minute - Tournament Level, 60  moves/60 minutes.
    • Level 6:  1 - 2 minutes - Tournament Level, 40 moves/80 minutes.
    • Level 7:  1 - 6 minutes - Expert.
    • Level 8:  2 - 8 minutes - Analytical Level for Chess Problems.

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG Allegro 15 MHz user manual and box.

 

Information on Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) Electronic Chess Computer
Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Allegro 15 MHz (1988)

Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) Box
Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) Computer Label
Novag Model 863 Allegro 15 MHz (1988) User Manual

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Computer Label

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

1500 USCF

1988

$119.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

863

My Serial #:

100311

Processor OEM

Toshiba?

Processor:

TMP47C202?

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

15 MHz

ROM:

2 KB

RAM:

128 Byte

Battery Type:

6 x AA

Power Adapter:

9V DC 100 mA -/+

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

10.1/4x9.1/2x1

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

8

Opening Book:

100 Half Moves

Take Back:

2 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 2

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

4 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

7 (1-6 Min)

Infinite Level:

8 (2-8 Min.)

5 (1 Minute)

Hardware Specification

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