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NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the NOVAG DIAMOND II box.

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the NOVAG DIAMOND II box.

The NOVAG DIAMOND II is one of the latest Chess Computer from NOVAG’s range running on a H8 RISC-Style processor with 160K program memory and 129K working area. It offers an array of new features and has also incorporated Hash-Tables to significantly improve the chess computer’s play especially the end-game play.

NOVAG DIAMOND II MAIN CHARACTERISTICS:

    • A huge array of features and an elegant easy-to-play SENSOR CHESSBOARD assure lasting pleasure.
    • Strong H8 RISC style processor with 160k program memory and 129k working area, running at 32 MHz.
    • 56 play levels to match your skill including Blitz, Tournament, Training, Analytic and Novice levels.
    • High-speed Selective Search or powerful Brute Force program - choose between the two.
    • 64 preset playing levels and unlimited independent level settings for Black/White.
    • The cleverly arranged 6-digit Liquid Crystal Display provides easy access to many game options.
    • Vary the style of play by selecting active or passive opening book, selective or full width search, with or without extensions. In addition one of 4 levels of randomness can be selected.
    • Now with Rating System - evaluate your own play strength.
    • Storage of up to 64 games for replay on the LCD display.
    • The DIAMOND II connects to any PC via serial port which allows you to record and display its full thought processes easily.
    • Plays with 4 AA alkaline batteries allowing 50 hours of play or use a special mains adapter NOVAG Art. No. 8210 (both supplied separately).

Excerpts taken from the “NOVAG DIAMOND II” User Manual and Box.

The NOVAG SAPPHIRE II is the travel equivalent of the NOVAG DIAMOND II.

Information

Novag Diamond II (1997)

Novag Diamond II (1997)

Box

Novag Diamond II (1997) Box

Model: 38602

Novag Diamond II (1997) Model: 38602

User Manual

Novag Diamond II (1997) User Manual

Diamonds are Forever Too!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1997

Manufacturer ELO

2420

Original Price

$595.00

Wiki ELO:

2108

Model #:

38602

My Serial #:

977431

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8S/325

8 Bit

32 MHz

160 KB

129 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V, AC

Display Type:

7 Segments 5 Pos. LCD Display + 16 Coord. LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

8.7/8” x 8.7/8”

Overall Size:

13.7/8” x 11.3/4” x 7/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Button Control

64 + User Defined

123.000 Half Moves (Ply)

400 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate-in-8

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

AT5

Tournament Level:

TR7

Infinite Level:

AN8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

354

114

93

147

45.3

2145

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a5

n/a

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

232

86

68

78

51.7

2142

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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