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Novag Prelude (1986)
“NOVAG” logo

“NOVAG” logo.

Picture taken from a Novag box.

“NOVAG PRELUDE” Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG PRELUDE” Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from the Novag Prelude box.

MAIN NOVAG PRELUDE CHARACTERISTICS

      • A SMALL EASY TO CARRY chess computer. Irresistible and affordable too.
      • Very EASY to operate.
      • SURPRISINGLY STRONG.
      • PROGRAM with 8 skill levels (BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES, EXPERTS).
      • 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 SETUP of board positions.
      • Solves most mate-in-3 moves.
      • PORTABLE
      • Plays with one 9V alkaline battery.

NOVAG THE NAME FOR COMPUTER CHESS INTELLIGENCE.

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG Prelude box.

“NOVAG PRELUDE” Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG PRELUDE” Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from the Novag Prelude box.

Information

Novag Prelude (1986)

Novag Prelude (1986)

Box

Novag Prelude (1986) Box

Protective Lid Closed

Novag Prelude (1986) Protective Lid Closed

User Manual

Novag Prelude (1986) User Manual

This version was made for a Siemens Sales Campaign!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$79.95

Wiki ELO:

980

Model #:

861

My Serial #:

027386

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

TMP47C220AF

4 Bit Single Chip

6 MHz

2 KB

96 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD 4 Positions 7 Segments

Board Type:

Non-Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

3.1/4” x 3.1/4”

Overall Size:

5.3/8” x 7.3/8” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

8

100 Half Moves

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate-in-3

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

5

Tournament Level:

7

Infinite Level:

8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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

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

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