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Novag Sapphire II (1997)

The NOVAG SAPPHIRE II is the world’s strongest Travel Chess Computer running on H8 RISC-Style processor with 160K program memory and 129K working area. It offers an array of new features and has also incorporated Hash-Tables to significantly improve the chess computer’s play, especially the end-game play.

The SAPPHIRE II is also compatible with the NOVAG SUPER SYSTEM. This will enable it full thought process to be recorded on a PC (most types) or the game to be displayed or recorded onto a domestic TV through the NOVAG DISTRIBUTOR and the TV-Interface (optional). Watch as your chess gains a whole new dimension.

Connection to the NOVAG UNIVERSAL CHESSBOARD

Challenge your NOVAG SAPPHIRE II on this beautiful, full-sized wooden auto-sensory chessboard. It also can be connected to any PC and therefore it is compatible with most of the popular chess software-programs. WChess, Chess Genius, Fritz, Mephisto Advantage, Rebel 7 etc. It can be upgraded the minute new exciting chess software is available. Enjoy your favorite chess software and play a game of chess the traditional way instead of using the keyboard or mouse of your PC.

Excerpts taken from “NOVAG SAPPHIRE II” User Manual..

Information

Novag Sapphire (1997)

Novag Sapphire (1997)

Magnetic Chess

Novag Sapphire (1997) Magnetic Chess

Protective Wallet

Novag Sapphire (1997) Protective Wallet

User Manual

Novag Sapphire (1997) User Manual

Connection to the NOVAG Universal Chessboard!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1997

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

395.00 DM

Wiki ELO:

2108

Model #:

38601

My Serial #:

664835 & 660321

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8S/325

8 Bit

32 MHz

160 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

64 + User Defined

123,000 Half Moves (Ply)

  64 Games   10,000 (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

142

47

30

65

43.7

2122

2

2

0

0

100.0

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

135

48

41

46

50.7

2161

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

2

N/A

2120

N/A

In Progress

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