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Novag Sapphire (1994)
“NOVAG SAPPHIRE” Features.

“NOVAG SAPPHIRE” Features.

Picture taken from the Novag Product Catalogue.

Playing NOVAG SAPPHIRE runs on 4 AAA batteries and is simple to use compared to other chess computers. The Manufacturer rated it at ELO 2393 USCF but realistically it plays at around 2100 SSDF, therefore the USCF Manufacturer rating is about 100 ELO points too high.

The NOVAG SAPPHIRE has 7 different types of levels and 56 unique time controls comprised from Tournament, Average Time, Sudden Death, Fixed Depth, Analysis, Novice and Find Mate levels. In addition there are also User Programmable Time Controls which make the level choices virtually unlimited.

This is a great chess computer and a lot of fun to play against.

Information

Novag Sapphire (1994)

Novag Sapphire (1994)

Magnetic Chess

Novag Sapphire (1994) Magnetic Chess

Protective Wallet

Novag Sapphire (1994) Protective Wallet

User Manual

Novag Sapphire (1994) User Manual

2393 USCF Manufacturer Rating!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1994

Manufacturer ELO

2383

Original Price

395.00 DM

Wiki ELO:

2091

Model #:

9304

My Serial #:

14177 & 14383

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8S/325

8 Bit

26.6 MHz

64 KB

129 KB

Battery Operated:

4 AAA Alkaline

Adapter Option:

9V, AC

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

External Board

Board Size:

6.7/8” x 6.7/8”

Overall Size:

3.1/8” x 6.1/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Button Control

Push Button Control

56 + 24 User Defined

36,000 Half Moves (Ply)

400 Half Moves (Ply)

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:

AT5

Tournament Level:

TR7

Infinite Level:

AN8

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

310

128

76

106

53.3

2151

22

6

8

8

45.45

2138

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

204

51

57

96

39.0

2097

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

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TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008-2010

18

22

12 th

2191

2138

In Progress

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