Micro Chess

Novag Micro Chess
Computer name:  Novag Micro Chess
Dates from:     1980
Dimensions:     17.5 x 12 x 4 cm.
Power supply:     adapter or 9-volt battery
Memory:     4 KB ROM
Programmer(s): David Kittinger
Rating:     beginners
Other details:  LEDs on two sides of board
chessmen inserted over pressure-sensitive switches
2nd battery needed to keep broken off game in memory.
Same housing as Novag Micro II, but the latter has no sound
   and cannot keep broken-off games in memory.


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: Novag Micro Chess (± 10 seconds / move)

  (Result: drawn)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Nxd4 c6 8.Bc4 exd4 9.Qxd4 Ng4 10.Bf4 Qb6 11.Qxb6 axb6 12.Rfd1 Ne5 13.Bb3 Be6 14.Bxe6 fxe6 15.Ne2 Nc4 16.b3 Nb2 17.Rd2 d5 18.exd5 exd5 19.a4 Bc5 20.Re1 O-O 21.Kf1 Bb4 22.c3 Bxc3 23.Nxc3 Nxa4 24.Nxa4 Rxf4 25.Nxb6 Rb8 26.Re7 Rb4 27.Nd7 Rc8 28.Nc5 b6 29.Ne6 Rg4 30.Re2 d4 31.b4 c5 32.bxc5 bxc5 33.Rc2 c4 34.Rd2 d3 35.Nc7 Rd4 36.Nb5 Rd5 37.Nc3 Rdc5 38.Ke1 Rb8 39.f4 Rc6 40.f5 Rbc8 41.Kd1 Rc5 42.g4 Rb8 43.h4 Rc6 44.g5 Rbc8 45.h5 Rc5 46.Rf2 Rf8 47.f6 gxf6 48.gxf6 Rxh5 49.Kd2 Kh8 50.Rg7 Rxf6 51.Rfg2 Rf2+ 52.Ke3 Rxg2 53.Rxg2 h6 54.Kd4 Rh4+ 55.Ke3 h5 56.Kd2 Rd4 57.Rg3 h4 58.Re3 Rd8 59.Re7 h3 60.Re1 h2 61.Ne4 Rd4 62.Nf6 Rd8 63.Ra1 Rc8 64.Re1 Rd8 65.Ra1 Rc8 66.Re1 Rd8 67.Ra1= An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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