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Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980)
NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000

“NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000”

Picture taken from the Novag Chess Partner 2000 box.

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Sensor Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000 Sensor Electronic Chess Computer.”

Picture taken from the Novag Chess Partner 2000 box.

NOVAG CHESS CHAMPION CHESS PARTNER 2000

The NOVAG Chess Partner 2000 was launched in December 1980 at approximately the same time as the SCISYS Chess Partner 2000. This was around the time that Erich Winkler (SCISYS) and Peter Auge (NOVAG) ceased working together. As a result both NOVAG and SCISYS launched their own versions of the Chess Partner 2000.

On the NOVAG Chess Partner 2000 there is a beige strip that is meant to hide the words “Programme (misprint) written by international master DAVID LEVY for CHESS CHAMPION”. This may have been done because David Levy was contracted by SCISYS and therefore the use of his name to advertise NOVAG was not allowed.

The Chess Partner 2000 was the first sensory chess computer produced by both NOVAG and SCISYS. However it was not the first sensory chess computer that the world had seen as CHAFITZ was already selling their ARB Auto-Sensory Chess Board with their Boris 2.5 and Sargon 2.5 Chess Modules in the spring/ early summer of 1980. Fidelity had also followed CHAFITZ with their Fidelity Sensory 8 in June, 1980.

Chess Partner 2000 has eight levels of skill and per the manufacturer complies with international chess rules (automatic castling, pawn promotion/under-promotion and en passant). It also allows board corrections and square and piece verification. You can enter your own board positions to solve chess problems up to mate-in-2. Another neat feature is the MM (Multi-Move) sensory control square that enables you to enter your own choice of book opening before you start to play your game against the computer, from the position you had entered.

LEVELS OF PLAY

    • LEVEL 1 - 2 to 10 seconds.
    • LEVEL 2 - 4 to 15 seconds.
    • LEVEL 3 - 4 to 30 seconds.
    • LEVEL 4 - 10 seconds to 2 minutes.
    • LEVEL 5 - 15 seconds to 5 minutes.
    • LEVEL 6 - 2 to 20 minutes.
    • LEVEL 7 - 3 to 40 minutes.
    • LEVEL 8 - 10 minutes to 3 hours.

The chess pieces are stored in a compartment that is situated along the right side edge of the computer.

NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000” latest SENSOR technology

“NOVAG CHESS PARTNER 2000” latest SENSOR technology.

Picture taken from the Novag Chess Partner 2000 box.

Information

Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980)

Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980)

Box

Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Box

LCD Display

Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980) Display

User Manual

Novag Chess Partner 2000 (1980) User Manual

Computer with latest SENSOR technology!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Levy

Year:

1980

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

398.00 DM

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

700

My Serial #:

27003

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Fairchild F8

8 Bit Single Chip

1.78 MHz

3 KB

312 Byte

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

8.3V 400 mA

Display Type:

LCD Display 4 Pos 7 Segments

Board Type:

Sensory Chessboard

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

13.1/4” x 9.1/2” x 1.5/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Sensory

Push Sensory

8

32 Half-Moves

1 Half Move

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate in 2

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

3 or 4

Tournament Level:

5

Infinite Level:

N/A

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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

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

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