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About Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG SOLO MODEL 873 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER

 

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

 

NOVAG SOLO Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box.

NOVAG SOLO Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box.

 

MAIN NOVAG SOLO MODEL 873 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, castling 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 the NOVAG SOLO user manual and box..

 

Information on Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Solo (1987)

Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) Box
Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) Computer Label
Novag Model 873 Solo (1987) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

1500 USCF

1987

$89.00

1370 SSDF

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

873

My Serial #:

094789

Processor OEM

Toshiba

Processor:

TMP47C220AF

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

8 MHz

ROM:

2048 x 8 Bit

RAM:

192 x 4 Bit

Battery Type:

4 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD 4 Pos 7Seg

Board Type:

Ext Non-Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

4.3/8x4.3/8 in

2.1/8x3.3/4x3/4 in

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 3

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

6

Infinite Level:

8

5

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess  Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS 2013

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1270

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1240

1065

Class E Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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