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About Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG PICCOLO MODEL 851 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG PICCOLO Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from computer

NOVAG PICCOLO Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from computer

 

A SMALL. EASY-TO-CARRY chess computer with a ‘magic’ SENSOR BOARD -- IRRESISTIBLE and AFFORDABLE TOO!

 

MAIN NOVAG PICCOLO MODEL 851 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

    • Very EASY to operate.
    • SURPRISINGLY STRONG PROGRAM with 8 skill levels (BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES, EXPERTS, even TOURNAMENT LEVEL).
    • Programmed in accordance with INTERNATIONAL chess rules.
    • Knows en-passant moves, castling and pawn promotions.
    • Check, stalemate and mate announcement.
    • FAST response times.
    • Plays against itself.
    • CHOICE OF COLOR to play; change of color possible during a game.
    • EASY correction through TAKE-BACK FUNCTION.
    • Position verification function.
    • SIMPLE SET-UP of board positions.
    • Solves most mate-in-two moves.
    • IDEAL FOR TRAVELING.
    • PORTABLE.

 

Excerpts taken from Novag Piccolo box

 

Information on Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Piccolo (1985)

Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Box
Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Game Control Buttons
Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) User Manual

Box

Control Buttons

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

1450 USCF

1985

$89.00

900

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

851

My Serial #:

720409

Processor OEM

Toshiba?

Processor:

TMP47C202?

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

6 MHz

ROM:

2048 x 8 Bit

RAM:

128 Byte

Battery Type:

9V DC

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Peg Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

3x3 in

7.1/4x5.1/4x1.1/8

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:

Not Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

6 (2-3 Minutes)

Infinite Level:

8 (5-20 Minutes)

4 (5-45 Seconds)

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess  Ratings

USCF

USCF

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USCF

CCR

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1209

1024

Class E Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

Game Examples of  Novag Model 851 Piccolo (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

 

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