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Novag Opal (1993)
“NOVAG OPAL” Electronic Chess Computer.

“NOVAG OPAL” Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the Novag Opal box.

Your NOVAG OPAL can be your tutor if you are a beginner or your challenging chess partner if you are already a chess player.

MAIN NOVAG OPAL GAME CHARACTERISTICS

      • The reliable and fully portable chess computer with easy to operate SENSOR TECHNOLOGY.
      • Ideal for beginners and occasional players.
      • Surprisingly strong program with 16 skill levels including tournament levels and 1 level to solve chess problems.
      • Change of levels also during the game..
      • Programmed in accordance to the International Chess Rules, knows en-passant moves, castlings and pawn promotions.
      • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement; solves most mate-in-3 moves.
      • Very fast response time.
      • Plays against itself.
      • TAKE BACK function for easy correction of weak or wrong moves.
      • NEW with HINT and TRAINING FUNCTION which are great tutoring features.
      • Position verification and position set up for problem solving.
      • Choice of color to play, change of color possible during the game.
      • 100 hours of challenging chess from 4 x AAA alkaline batteries (not supplied) or optional universal mains adapter (Novag Art. No. 8210).

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG OPAL User Manual and box.

Information

Novag Opal (1993)

Novag Opal (1993)

Box

Novag Opal (1993) Box

Model: 9205

Novag Opal (1993) Model: 9205

User Manual

Novag Opal (1993) User Manual

16 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1993

Manufacturer ELO

1575 USCF

Original Price

$149.50

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

9205

My Serial #:

81050

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Single Chip

8 Bit

8 MHz

4 KB

256 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

9V DC 300 mA -/+

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s 5 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Push Sensory Chessboard

Board Size:

4” x 4”

Overall Size:

7.5/8” x 5.1/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

16

1,100 Half Moves

9 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate-in-3

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

A7

Tournament Level:

B5

Infinite Level:

B8

Game Information

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