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Novag Star Sapphire (2003)

We recommend that you read the instruction manual thoroughly in order to learn how to fully operate and enjoy your STAR SAPPHIRE. The LCD chessboard and the function section at the bottom of the LCD screen are touch-sensitive and can be accessed with the special Pen, located on the left side of the unit. Always use this pen when operating the unit to avoid scratching or breaking the LCD glass, which is not covered by the limited warranty. The LCD screen is protected by a cover. To flip the protective cover back, please pull the button on the right side of the unit to release it.

  • Advanced high speed RISC processor giving the STAR SAPPHIRE master level strength (estimated ELO 2500 (USCF)).
  • A huge array of features and an elegant easy-to-use push sensor chessboard assure lasting pleasure.
  • Connection via serial interface to the NOVAG UNIVERSAL CHESSBOARD or any IBM compatible PC which allows you to record and display its full thought processes easily.
  • 64 preset playing levels and unlimited independent level settings for Black/White.
  • The clearly arranged LCD touch sensitive chess screen provides easy access to many game options.
  • Extensive opening book containing of 123,000 plus user programmable book.
  • Vary the style of play by selecting active or passive opening book, selective or full width search, with or without extensions.
  • Now with rating system - evaluate your own playing strength.
  • Storage of up to 64 games for replay on the LCD display.
  • Plays with 3 x AAA alkaline batteries (not supplied) allowing approximately 50 hours of play or use a special mains adapter NOVAG Art. No. 8210 (supplied seperately).
  • Take back function for easy correction of weak and wrong moves (112 half moves).

Excerpts taken from “Novag Star Sapphire” Box (back cover) and User Manual.

“NOVAG STAR SAPPHIRE” protective pouch.

“NOVAG STAR SAPPHIRE” protective pouch.

Information

Novag Star Diamond (2003)

Novag Star Diamond (2003)

Touch Screen Display

Novag Star Diamond (2003) Touch Screen Display

Protective Wallet

Novag Star Diamond (2003) Protective Wallet

User Manual

Novag Star Diamond (2003) User Manual

2500 USCF Manufacturer Rating!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

2003

Manufacturer ELO

2500

Original Price

$595.95

Wiki ELO:

2126

Model #:

1003

My Serial #:

000528

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8S/2312

16 Bit

25 MHz

512 KB

256 KB

Battery Operated:

3 AAA Alkaline

Adapter Option:

9V, AC

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

LCD Touch Board

Board Size:

2.3/8” x 2.3/8”

Overall Size:

3.1/2” x 5” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Touch Sensory Controls

64

123,000 Half Moves (Ply)

112 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

AT5 (b5)

Tournament Level:

TR7 (a7)

Infinite Level:

AN8 (e8)

Game Information

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

359

125

111

123

50.3

2161

5

1

1

3

54.35

2212

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

433

159

60

214

50.6

2161

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

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TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008-2010

18

5

N/A

2162

N/A

In Progress

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