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Novag Zircon II (1994)
NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Zircon II box.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Zircon II box.

The NOVAG ZIRCON II is a very strong table top chess computer with 56 levels, from beginner to county strength. It is packed with sophisticated features and has twin LCD displays for information and clock times.

MAIN NOVAG ZIRCON II GAME CHARACTERISTICS

  • The fastest chess computer in its class with an excellent tactical game.
  • A real challenge for good players and a tutor for beginners.
  • Easy to operate SENSOR TECHNOLOGY.
  • Ultra light touch sensory board, Staunton Pattern Magnetic Chessmen.
  • A very strong 32 KByte chess program (H8 RISC Style processor) and a super fast 26.6 MHz processor offer superb play.
  • 48 skill levels split into Blitz, tournament, fixed depth, fixed time, training and analysis.
  • Special levels and features for beginners.
  • A multitude of special features can be selected and displayed via the cleverly arranged LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS, if desired.
  • Twin information LCD shows intended move and position evaluation, clock time, move count, problem solving and main continuation.
  • Large Opening Book contains over 13,000 half moves.
  • TRAINING and HINT key serve as great tutoring feature.
  • Can solve up to mate-in-8 moves.
  • Saves game position in MEMORY when switched off.
  • PORTABLE: Plays on 6 x AA alkaline batteries or NOVAG adapter Art. No. 8219 (both not supplied).

Excerpts taken from “NOVAG ZIRCON II” User Manual, Box and Product Leaflet.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from a Novag Product Leaflet.

Information

Novag Zircon II (1994)

Novag Zircon II (1994)

Box

Novag Zircon II (1994) Box

Model: 9403

Novag Zircon II (1994) Model: 9403

User Manual

Novag Zircon II (1994) User Manual

Twin LCD Displays!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1994

Manufacturer ELO

2241 USCF

Original Price

$249.00

Wiki ELO:

1940

Model #:

9403

My Serial #:

56786

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8

16 Bit

26.6 MHz

32 KB

1 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

Novag 8210 9V

Display Type:

2x4 Pos 7 Seg LCD + 16 Coord. LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

7.3/4” x 7.3/4”

Overall Size:

10.3/4” x 10.3/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Sensory Board

Push Button Control

56

13.000+ Half Moves (Ply)

  138 Half Moves

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:

AT 5

Tournament Level:

TR 7

Infinite Level:

AN 8

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

191

82

58

51

58.1

2043

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

180

59

54

67

47.8

1997

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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