Amethyst Plus

Novag Amethyst Plus
Computer name:  Novag Amethyst Plus
Manufacturer:     Novag Industries Ltd, Hong Kong
Dates from:     1998
Dimensions:     18 x 12 x 3.4 cm
Power supply:     4 x AAA
Processor speed:     8 MHz
Memory:     4 KB ROM, 768 bytes RAM
Programmer(s): David Kittinger
Rating:     occasional players (Elo 1400)
Other details:  Chessmen on pegs inserted over pressure sensors
4-digit LCD display
Opening library: 145 half-moves
Maximum take-back: 32 half-moves
Drawer for captured chessmen
with cover (photo: below computer)
Apart from color of keys, not much difference with
  Novag Amethyst


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: Novag Amethyst Plus (± 10 seconds / move)

  (Result: won by black)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qe6 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.O-O Bxb5 7.Nxb5 Qc4 8.Re1 Nd7 9.a4 Bd6 10.d3 Qd5 11.Be3 a6 12.Nc3 Qe6 13.Ne4 Ngf6 14.Nfg5 Qd5 15.Qe2 O-O-O 16.Nxd6+ cxd6 17.a5 Rde8 18.c4 Qc6 19.Nxf7 Rhf8 20.Ng5 Nc5 21.b4 Nb3 22.Rab1 Nd4 23.Bxd4 exd4 24.Ne6 Nd7 25.Qg4 Rf6 26.Nxd4 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Qa4 28.Re8+ Kc7 29.Ne6+ Rxe6 30.Qxe6 Qd1+ 31.Qe1 Qxd3 32.Qc1 Ne5 33.c5 Kd7 34.Rb8 Qd5 35.cxd6 Nc4 36.Qe1 Nxd6 37.Qe2 g5 38.Qh5 Kc7 39.Rf8 b5 40.Qe2 Kc6 41.Rd8 Qd4 42.Qe1 Qf6 43.Qc1+ Nc4 44.Qd1 Ne5 45.Qd4 Kc7 46.Re8 Nf3+ 47.gxf3 Qxd4 48.Re7+ Kc6 49.Re6+ Kd5 50.Rxa6 Qxb4 51.Kg2 h5 52.Rg6 Qf4 53.a6 g4 54.a7 gxf3+ 55.Kh3 Qf5+ 56.Kh4 Qf4+ 57.Kxh5 Qxh2+ 58.Kg4 Qg2+ 59.Kf4 Qh2+ 60.Kxf3 Qh5+ 61.Ke3 Qe5+ 62.Kd3 Qe4+ 63.Kc3 Qd4+ 64.Kb3 Qa4+ 65.Kb2 Qxa7 66.Rg5+ Kd6 67.Rxb5 Qxf2+ 68.Kc3 Qe2 69.Rb8 Kd5 70.Rd8+ Kc5 71.Rd3 Qe1+ 72.Kc2 Qe6 73.Kd2 Qf5 74.Kc3 Qe5+ 75.Kb3 Qe6+ 76.Kc2 Qe4 77.Kc3 Qe1+ 78.Kc2 Qe6 79.Kd2 Qf5 80.Kc3 Qf6+ 81.Kc2 Kc4 82.Rd1 Qf5+ 83.Kb2 Qe5+ 84.Kc2 Qe4+ 85.Kb2 Qe2+ 86.Kc1 Kc3 87.Rd2 Qxd2+ 88.Kb1 Qb2# An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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