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Novag Secondo (1989)
“NOVAG” logo

“NOVAG” logo.

Picture taken from a Novag box.

“NOVAG SECONDO” Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG SECONDO” Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from the Novag Prelude box.

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

MAIN NOVAG SECONDO CHARACTERISTICS

      • A SMALL EASY TO CARRY chess computer with a “MAGIC” SENSOR BOARD. Your ideal TRAVELING COMPANION.
      • Very easy to operate.
      • Programmed in accordance with International chess rules, knows en-passant moves, castling and pawn promotion.
      • Saves last game position in memory when switched off.
      • Fast response time.
      • Surprisingly strong with 16 skill levels including 4 tournament levels and 1 level to solve chess problems.
      • Change of levels also during a game.
      • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcements; solves most Mate-in-3 moves.
      • EASY correction through TAKE BACK FUNCTION.
      • Plays against itself.
      • TAKE BACK function for easy correction of weak or wrong moves.
      • Full position VERIFICATION at anytime and simple SET UP of board positions.
      • Choice of color to play; change of color possible during a game.
      • Plays with 4 X 1.5V UM-4 type alkaline or heavy duty batteries..

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG SECONDO User Manual and Box.

Information
Novag Secondo (1989)

Novag Secondo (1989)

Novag Secondo (1989)

Box

Novag Secondo (1989) Box

Push Button Controls

Novag Secondo (1989) Push Button Controls

User Manual

Novag Secondo (1989) User Manual

This version was selectively sold by Jeux Nathan, France!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$99.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

891

My Serial #:

557038

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Unknown

8 Bit Single Chip

8 MHz

4 KB

256 Bytes

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

16 Coordinate & 4 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Peg Sensory Chessboard

Board Size:

2.7/8” x 2.7/8”

Overall Size:

3.5/8” x 8” x 1.1/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Peg Sensory

Push Buttons

16

1650 Half Moves

4 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate-in-3

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

8

Tournament Level:

12

Infinite Level:

16

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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D

L

%

ELO

#

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D

L

%

ELO

61

27

14

20

55.7

1008

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

This is the standard Novag Secondo Version

Novag Secondo (1989)

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