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Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978)
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JS&A National Sales Group distributed the Chess Champion MK 1 in the United States for Novag.

Picture taken from the Novag Chess Champion MK 1 computer.

The CHESS CHAMPION MK. 1 is a newly developed, scientifically based electronic chess computer. The program contains the rules of international chess. The CHESS CHAMPION MK. 1 is programmed to play at any of 6 different levels of play, so as to suit all opponents, from beginners to advanced experts.

The technology is so advanced that the level of play can even be changed in the middle of a game without disturbing the position.

Your CHESS CHAMPION is a genuine sophisticated computer, so it is vital to read and follow these instructions carefully before switching on your CHESS CHAMPION MK. 1.

THE CHESS CHAMPION MK. 1 ALWAYS PLAYS BLACK!

Excerpts taken from the CHESS CHAMPION MK. 1 user manual.

Information

Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978)

Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978)

Box

Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978) Box

Serial Number

Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978) Serial Number

User Manual

Chess Champion MK. 1 (1978) User Manual

Novag’s First Chess Computer!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David B. Goodrich & Associates

Year:

1978

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$150

Wiki ELO:

985

Model #:

MK 1

My Serial #:

36481

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Fairchild 3850

8 Bit Single Chip

1.78 MHz

2 KB

256 Byte

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC

Display Type:

LCD Display 4 Positions 7 Seg.

Board Type:

N/A

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

8.1/2” x 4.5/8” x 2.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

6

N/A

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes/ No

N/A

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

LV2 15-20 Seconds

Tournament Level:

LV 3 15S - 20 Minutes

Infinite Level:

LV 6 2 Days

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

62

6

12

44

19.4

730

16

1

2

13

12.5

958

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

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