ABOUT NOVAG GRANITE MODEL 39907 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER
The Granite offers portability, strength and flexibility for complete beginners up to any regular player. This travel companion has been designed with a sensor chessboard, a storage compartment for the tall chess pieces and a hinged cover that can be flipped to the back of the unit for playing comfort. As all NOVAG Chess Computers, the Granite has a vast list of features including 119 playing levels, many training features to improve your game, 32 half move take back possibilities to test alternative strategies, an easy-to-read LCD to show both yours and the computer's move and many more.
MAIN NOVAG GRANITE MODEL 39907 GAME CHARACTERISTICS
- Understands all the chess rules and will execute them correctly, including castling, en-passant and pawn promotion.
- A total of 119 level settings to choose from. These 119 level settings are divided into two groups of 56 levels plus 7 solve mate levels. Group 1 will follow a more balanced playing style. Its game will be position bound and the computer will not make risky moves. In other words the computer always searches to its maximum ability to find the best move. Group 2 level settings follow a more random or human like playing style and tends to make strategical mistakes. Its play will be more aggressive and the computer deliberately makes alternative moves which are not absolute the best of its search. This playing style offers interesting game variations and will challenge your chess skills.
- TRAINING Key: this function is to help the novice player.
- HINT key: The computer can suggest moves if you are not sure how to continue your game, which is a great tutoring feature.
- TAKE BACK key: You may take back the last 32 half moves, this enables you to rectify an earlier mistake or to play a different strategy.
- VERIFY AND SETUP key: these allow you to verify your game position and to set up a new board position for problem solving.
- The computer has a long-term memory and will retain the last board position.
- Plays with 4 x AAA cells or optional mains adapter -- NOVAG Art. No. 8210 (both not supplied).
Excerpts taken from the NOVAG GRANITE user manual, box and sales leaflet.
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