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About Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Electronic Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 MODEL 700 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

The NOVAG Chess Partner 2000 was launched in December 1980 at approximately the same time as the SCISYS Chess Partner 2000. This was around the time that Erich Winkler (SCISYS) and Peter Auge (NOVAG) ceased working together. As a result both NOVAG and SCISYS launched their own versions of the Chess Partner 2000.

On the NOVAG Chess Partner 2000 there is a beige strip that is meant to hide the words “Programme (misprint) written by international master DAVID LEVY for CHESS CHAMPION”. This may have been done because David Levy was contracted by SCISYS and therefore the use of his name to advertise NOVAG was not allowed.

The Chess Partner 2000 was the first sensory chess computer produced by both NOVAG and SCISYS. However it was not the first sensory chess computer that the world had seen as CHAFITZ was already selling their ARB Auto-Sensory Chess Board with their Boris 2.5 and Sargon 2.5 Chess Modules in the spring/ early summer of 1980. Fidelity had also followed CHAFITZ with their Fidelity Sensory 8 in June, 1980.

 

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

MAIN NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 MODEL 700 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

Chess Partner 2000 has eight levels of skill and per the manufacturer complies with international chess rules (automatic castling, pawn promotion, under-promotion and en passant). It also allows board corrections and square and piece verification. You can enter your own board positions to solve chess problems up to mate-in-2. Another neat feature is the MM (Multi-Move) sensory control square that enables you to enter your own choice of book opening before you start to play your game against the computer, from the position you had entered.

              LEVELS OF PLAY:

              • LEVEL 1:  2 to 10 seconds.
              • LEVEL 2:  4 to 15 seconds.
              • LEVEL 3:  4 to 30 seconds.
              • LEVEL 4:  10 seconds to 2 minutes.
              • LEVEL 5: 15 seconds to 5 minutes.
              • LEVEL 6:  2 to 20 minutes.
              • LEVEL 7:  3 to 40 minutes.
              • LEVEL 8:  10 minutes to 3 hours.

The chess pieces are stored in a compartment that is situated along the right side edge of the computer.

 

Excerpts taken from the Novag Chess Partner 2000 user manual and box.

 

Information on Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Electronic Chess Computer
Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Electronic Chess Computer

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Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980)

Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Box
Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) LCD Display
Novag Model 700 Chess Partner 2000 (1980) User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Levy & Mike Johnson

1300 USCF

1980

$249,00

1300 PCW

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

700

My Serial #:

27003

Processor OEM

Fairchild

Processor:

F8

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

1.78 MHz

ROM:

3 KB

RAM:

312 Byte

Battery Type:

Not Available

Power Adapter:

8V 300 mA

Display:

LCD 4 Pos 7 Seg

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

13x9.1/2x1.5/8 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

8

Opening Book:

32 Half Moves

Take Back:

1 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 2

Save Game:

Not Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Not Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

5

Infinite Level:

Not Available

3 or 4

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