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“NOVAG ZIRCON” Electronic Chess Computer.

“NOVAG ZIRCON” Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from the Novag Zircon computer.

MAIN NOVAG ZIRCON CHARACTERISTICS

      • Runs on 6 X AA alkaline batteries or Novag adapter No. 8210 (both not included).
      • 48 Skill Levels -- These levels are divided into 6 sections:
        • Tournament Level TR1 - TR8.
        • Average Time Level AT1 - AT8.
        • Sudden Death Level SD1 - SD8.
        • Fixed Depth Level FD1 - FD8.
        • Analysis Level AN1 - AN8.
        • Novice Level EA1 - EA8.
      • Solve Mate Function - The NOVAG ZIRCON can solve most chess problems as well as mate problems up to Mate-in-8.
      • Random Key - Every time you switch the computer on, automatically the move with the highest rating is chosen, based on the depth of the search which is determined by the skill level. This is always the case after the opening is finished. However, this may not always provide the desired variety. If you press the RANDOM key you can choose various levels of randomness.
      • Referee Key - In this mode you disable the computing of moves by the computer so you can make moves for White and Black, while the computer checks their legality. This feature may be used to enter particular book openings or to allow two players to challenge each other.
      • Hint key - The NOVAG ZIRCON can suggest moves, if you are not sure how to continue your game, which is a great tutoring feature.
      • Training Key - This function is to help the novice player.
      • Trace Forward Key - This key is mainly used for tracing forward all moves after using the TAKE BACK function. Every press of the key will will replay a move of the current game until all moves in memory have been replayed.
      • Change Color Key - The computer is generally set to play Black and you White. If you want to play Black in a new game, set up the Black pieces in rank 1 and 2 and the White ones on rank 7 and 8, in this case disregard the notations along the chess board.
      • NOVAG ZIRCON has an opening book of over 12,600 half-moves.

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG Zircon User Manual.

Information

Novag Zircon (1993)

Novag Zircon (1993)

Dual LCD Display

Novag Zircon (1993) Dual LCD Display

Model: 9203

Novag Zircon (1993) Model: 9203

User Manual

Novag Zircon (1993) User Manual

48 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1993

Manufacturer ELO

2050 USCF

Original Price

$275.00

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

9203

My Serial #:

047181

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

H8 Single Chip

8 Bit

20 MHz

32 KB

1 KB

Battery Operated:

4 AAA Alkaline

Adapter Option:

9V, AC -/+

Display Type:

2xLCD 4 Pos 7 Seg 16 Board LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Chess Board

Board Size:

7.3/4” x 7.3/4”

Overall Size:

10.3/4” x 10.3/4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Push Button Control

48

12,600+ Half Moves (Ply)

148 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

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