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About Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS MODEL 38702 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

 

The TOURMALINE PLUS has a magnetic chessboard which cleverly unfolds to reveal a strong 679 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.

 

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Travel Chess Computer -  picture taken from box

 

MAIN NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS MODEL 38702 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • Handy keyboard-entry chess computer with ingenious folding design, piece storage compartment and auto-power off switch.
  • Easy to operate - key in all moves and the computer responds with its counter moves clearly displayed on the LCD.
  • Strong 4K program with extended 679 playing levels, including fun and handicap levels as well as problem solving levels up to Mate-in-7.
  • Programmed in accordance with the International Chess Rules, knows en-passant moves, castling and pawn promotion.
  • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement.
  • Fast response times.
  • Plays against itself.
  • Including HINT and TRAINING function if you need advice.
  • TEACH MODE feature to learn basic moves and tactics.
  • Easy correction through TAKE BACK function (up to 32 half-moves).
  • Position verification and position set-up for problem solving.
  • Saves game position in MEMORY when switched off.
  • One set of 4 x AAA cells (not included) allows 1000 hours of play.

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS user manual and box.

 

Information on Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997)

Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) Box
Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) Computer Label
Novag Model 38702 Tourmaline Plus (1997) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

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Tourn. 2015

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

1750 USCF

1997

$99.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

38702

My Serial #:

683858

Processor OEM

Philips Semicon?

Processor:

80C51?

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

8 MHz

ROM:

4 KB

RAM:

768 Byte

Battery Type:

4 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD 4 Pos 7 Seg

Board Type:

Not Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

6.1/8x6.1/8 in

13x6.3/4x1.3/16

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

679

Opening Book:

No Book

Take Back:

32 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 7

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

14 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

D2

Infinite Level:

F8

C5

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