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Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997)
NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Tourmaline Plus box.

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Chess Computer.

NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Novag Tourmaline Plus box.

MAIN NOVAG TOURMALINE PLUS GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Handy keyboard-entry chess computer with ingenious folding design, piece storage compartment and auto-power off switch.
  • Easy to operate - key in all moves and the computer responds with its counter moves clearly displayed on the LCD.
  • Strong 4K program with extended 679 playing levels, including fun and handicap levels as well as problem solving levels up to Mate-in-7.
  • Programmed in accordance with the International Chess Rules, knows en-passant moves, castlings and pawn promotion.
  • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement.
  • Fast response times.
  • Plays against itself.
  • Including HINT and TRAINING function if you need advice.
  • TEACH MODE feature to learn basic moves and tactics.
  • Easy correction through TAKE BACK function (up to 32 half-moves).
  • Position verification and position set-up for problem solving.
  • Saves game position in MEMORY when switched off.
  • One set of 4 x AAA cells (not included) allows 1000 hours of play.

Excerpts taken from “NOVAG Tourmaline Plus” User Manual and Box.

Information

Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997)

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Box

Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997) Box

Model: 38702

Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997) Model: 38702

User Manual

Novag Tourmaline Plus (1997) User Manual

679 Playing Level Settings!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1997

Manufacturer ELO

1750 USCF

Original Price

$129.99

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

38702

My Serial #:

683858

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Single Chip

8 Bit

8 MHz

4 KB

768 Bytes

Battery Operated:

4 AAA Alkaline

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Display

Board Type:

External Magnetic

Board Size:

6.1/8” x 6,1/8”

Overall Size:

13” x 6.3/4” x 1.3/16”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Button Controls

Push Button Controls

679

N/A)

32 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate in 7

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

C5

Tournament Level:

D2

Infinite Level:

F8

Game Information

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