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Novag Tourmaline (1992)
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“NOVAG Tourmaline” Logo taken from chess computer.

“NOVAG TOURMALINE” Features.

“NOVAG TOURMALINE” Features.

Picture taken from the Novag Product Catalogue.

The TOURMALINE has a neat magnetic chessboard which cleverly unfolds to reveal a strong 63 level chess computer in a swivel-out draw complete with simple keyboard and clear move display. When the computer is stored again it automatically switches off, but remembers the current position to continue the game later.

FOR BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCED PLAYERS - EST. STRENGTH: 1750 USCF

  • Keyboard entry advanced table-top chess computer.
  • 63 levels, 4K program.
  • 32 half-move take back.
  • Ingenious folding design with auto power off.
  • HINT and TRAINING features.
  • Simple operation and easy to learn - an ideal “first” chess computer.
  • 1,000 hours battery life from one set of 4 x AAA cells (not supplied).

Excerpts taken from “NOVAG Tourmaline” Sales Ad.

Information

Novag Tourmaline (1992)

Novag Tourmaline (1992)

LCD Display

Novag Tourmaline (1992) LCD Display

Magnetic Pieces

Novag Tourmaline (1992) Magnetic Pieces

User Manual

Novag Tourmaline (1992) User Manual

Neat Magnetic Chessboard Which Cleverly Unfolds!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1992

Manufacturer ELO

1750 USCF

Original Price

N/A

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

9407

My Serial #:

360230

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

?

8 Bit

8 MHz

4 KB

768 Bytes

Battery Operated:

4 AAA Alkaline

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

External Magnetic

Board Size:

6.1/8” x 6,1/8”

Overall Size:

13” x 6.3/4” x 1.3/16”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Button Controls

Push Button Controls

63

N/A)

32 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 7

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

C5

Tournament Level:

D2

Infinite Level:

F8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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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

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2009 SCHACHCOMPUTER.INFO - 2 ND OLDIE TOURNAMENT

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2009/2010

11

10

3 rd

N/A

N/A

In Progress

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