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Novag Solo (1987)
NOVAG SOLO Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG SOLO Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Solo box.

NOVAG SOLO Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG SOLO Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Solo box.

A small easy-to-carry chess computer -- irresistible and affordable too!

MAIN NOVAG SOLO GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • 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, castlings and pawn promotions.
    • Check, stalemate and mate announcement.
    • FAST response times.
    • Plays against itself.
    • CHOICE OF COLORS to play; change of color possible during a game.
    • EASY correction through TAKE BACK FUNCTION.
    • Position verification function.
    • SIMPLE SET-UP of board positions.
    • PORTABLE.
    • Plays over 1000 hours with one set of 4 x 1.5V UM-4 alkaline batteries (not included).
    • NEW: SAVES GAME POSITION in MEMORY when switched off.

Excerpts taken from “Novag Solo” User Manual and Box.

Information

Novag Solo (1987)

Novag Solo (1987)

Box

Novag Solo (1987) Box

Model: 873

Novag Solo (1987) Model: 873

User Manual

Novag Solo (1987) User Manual

8 Levels of play

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1987

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$75.00

Wiki ELO:

1370

Model #:

873

My Serial #:

094789

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

TMP47C220AF

4 Bit Single Chip

4.2 MHz

2 KB

96 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

Magnetic Chessboard

Board Size:

4.3/8” x 4.3/8”

Overall Size:

2.1/8” x 3.3/4” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

8

N/A

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate-in-3

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

5

Tournament Level:

6

Infinite Level:

8

Game Information

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

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

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