Novag Amber
Computer name:  Novag Amber
Manufacturer:     Novag Industries Ltd, Hong Kong
Dates from:     1997
Dimensions:     19 x 10 x 3 cm.
Power supply:     4 AAA-batteries or 9-Volt DC adapter
Processor:     H8 (risc, 16 bit), 26.6 MHz
Memory:     32 KB ROM, 1 KB RAM
Programmer(s): David Kittinger
Rating:     club players
Other details:  chessmen inserted over pressure-sensitive switches
6-digit LCD display
hinged lid (in picture: below board)
Maximum take-back: 8900 half-moves


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: Novag Amber (± 10 seconds / move)

  (Result: won by black)

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 a6 4.d4 Bf5 5.Bd3 Bxd3 6.Qxd3 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.O-O O-O 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Qe3 Re8 11.Ne5 e6 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.dxe6 Rxe6 14.Qc3 Rxe1+ 15.Qxe1 Qxd4 16.Nd2 Rd8 17.Qe7 Ne4 18.Qxe4 Qxe4 19.c5 Qe1+ 20.Nf1 Rd1 21.h3 Qxf1+ 22.Kh2 Qxf2 23.Bf4 Qxf4+ 24.g3 Qd2# An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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