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by CHVL
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...

Still I remain puzzled by the Serial Numbers of the Obsidian. I think that it is possible that the change of Hardware could have been done before the end of the Novag period. As a consequence, the Serial Number Pivot identify (maybe) only the change of model from 1016 to SW-661 and not the change of...
by CHVL
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...

Another Obsidian on eBay Germany: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Novag-Obsidian-Schachcomputer/254785189337?hash=item3b526175d9:g:ANIAAOSw7MZfuR8d This Obsidian is the version Solar Wide (SW) as indicated by the Model SW-661 : ObsidianSW-661(eBay).png You may see that the serial number is 228696: this numb...
by CHVL
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: eBay Activity...
Topic: 2250XL by Radio Shack
Replies: 0
Views: 6

2250XL by Radio Shack

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2250XL-by-Radi ... SwvZ5fvzZj

So, Morsch or Kaplan?
The question remains.
Another possibility is that the 2250XL existed in 2 versions :)
kr,
Maurice
by CHVL
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...
Replies: 2
Views: 61

About the Novag Obsidian and its 2 models...

I have the 2 versions and their serial numbers are superior to 200000 and still they represent the 2 models: - Obsidian, S/N 216762, Model 1016 (128Levels, H8-3214, 16MHz, 32 kbytes ROM, 1 kbyte RAM) - Obsidian, S/N 226992, Model SW-661 (112 levels, H8-3614, 20MHz). The H8/3614 Series of single-chip...
by CHVL
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: eBay Activity...
Topic: Cyberchess... the paper-mind computer chess game...,
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Cyberchess... the paper-mind computer chess game...,

In the space of 2 weeks, 3 sellers on eBay. The last one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cyber-Chess-Non-Electronic-Chess-Computer-Playing-Machine-With-Programs/193764222113?hash=item2d1d3f64a1:g:87oAAOSww5hfvE1A All have the box, but very few programs were there. Only one was interesting and was ...
by CHVL
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some News...
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Some News...

Covid-19... Election... and hope we will be very soon out... to play Chess. I hope that everything was fine for you. I saw a beautiful series on Netflix: The Queen’s Gambit I liked it... a lot. It is a good thing for the game: reigniting the interest. I took the time to do the inventory of my collec...
by CHVL
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sure... about COVID-19...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: For sure... about COVID-19... and about smoke...

Since 2 weeks, wildfires have generated a lot of smoke in the Bay Area. Finally, today was an exceptional day with the return of the sun. During the past 2 weeks, at the confinement for the COVID was added the restriction of any outdoor physical activity linked with the pollution of the air. I took ...
by CHVL
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sure... about COVID-19...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: For sure... about COVID-19...

Hello everyone!

How are you doing?
Are you taking advantage of this pandemic period to play more Chess? Maybe to collect more ? :)
I didn't see big transactions on eBay... This week, I saw briefly a Septennial...
And also a lot of computers built by SteveUk.
kr,

Maurice
by CHVL
Fri May 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sure... about COVID-19...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: For sure... about COVID-19...

Hello!

Somebody asked me if it was a good thing to exchange computers (selling or buying) in this pandemic period?
Are you still selling or buying chess computers or are you in strict period of restriction? :)

Maurice
by CHVL
Thu May 21, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sure... about COVID-19...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

For sure... about COVID-19...

Hello!

I hope that everyone is doing okay.
In this period of COVID-19, confinement is still in action for the majority of us.
I wonder if this has changed something for our hobby.
What do you think?

Maurice