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Time forms an integral and exciting part of every sport, especially in mind sports and games such as Chess, Go, Draughts (Checkers), Shogi, Stratego, Othello and Scrabble™. The difference in skill and playing strength between players is not only determined by the potential performance level and decisions each individual player takes, but also by the time a player needs to reach this level and to make the decisions. The more a sport is seen as a measure of performance, the more important it is to limit the time a player needs to make a move.

This must be done in a way which is most appropriate for the game and the sport concerned. DGT clocks offer many different methods for the timing of a game. While several methods are well-known, others may be less familiar. Some of these methods have been in use for a long time; others are the result of the possibilities offered by modern electronics. Each timing method has its own charm and each has a different influence on the manner in which a sport is experienced.

In chess the traditional “blitz” game of 5 minutes per person is different from 3 minutes using “Delay” or “Bonus” when every move attracts an extra couple of seconds of thinking time, although the total thinking time for a game may not be much different.

We recommend players experiment with the various methods our game timers offer. It will definitely add an extra dimension to your favorite sport or game.


 

DGT chess e-Boards are accurate and fast chess move input devices for your computer. The boards are used to register and record games, for live game transmission, training, online play, computer play and game analysis.

For tournaments, large numbers of serial tournament e-Boards can be connected together to the computer using conventional cables or the wireless DGT Caïssa System. For use at home, club or school, the USB and Bluetooth e-Boards were developed to connect a single plug-and-play e-Board to the computer via USB cable or wireless using Bluetooth.


What are DGT e-Boards?

  • DGT e-Boards are beautifully inlaid wooden boards with official FIDE tournament-size squares (55 x 55 mm)
  • The boards are only 18 mm thick, same as a regular chessboard
  • Patented innovative sensor technology uniquely registers both the identity (type and colour) and the location of each piece
  • Internal memory to record chess games (stores up to 500 moves)
  • DGT e-Boards connect to the computer via Bluetooth, USB. Tournament e-Boards connect to the computer via Serial Port using cables or the wireless DGT Caïssa System.
  • Various handcrafted Classic Staunton type electronic wooden chess pieces sets are available, at official tournament size (king height 95mm / 3.75")
  • The DGT3000 chess clock, and its predecessor the DGT XL, connect to the boards
  • When playing against internet opponent or chess programs the opponent's moves are shown on the clock's display
  • Free LiveChess software available to manage tournament boards for live broadcasting via the internet

How can the DGT e-Boards be used?

DGT e-Boards have many applications in tournament use as well as home use, club use, chess academy use etc.

  • For tournament presentation move by move live broadcasting via the internet of games as they are being played
  • Live presentation of games at the playing venue or chess club
  • Use the board to automatically store the games played on it in the internal board memory for later retrieval in PGN format for publication or analysis purposes
  • The individual piece recognition makes setting up chess positions for analysis simply a matter of placing the pieces on the board
  • Play against internet opponents via chess playing websites on with traditional wooden boards
  • Play against your favourite chess programs and engines. DGT e-Boards are supported by many chess programs. Click here to see a list of these programs.
  • Computer analysis whilst playing against a human opponent

For tournament use, club use or at home, DGT offers the perfect e-Boards.


 

DGT designs and develops great chess computers that take you away from the screen and allow you to sit behind a real chess board to play against a variety of chess engines, to train or to analyse your games.

DGT offers a range of educational chess products and high quality customized DGT plastic chesspieces.

In this section you can find the current range of these special products.

For plastic chess sets please see the Chess Starter Boxes section.

Buy now: at the DGT e-Shop or at your Local Dealer!


 

Featured Products

  • DGT Smart Board has many applications and setups!

    The DGT Smart Board is an electronic chess board with many functionalities.

  • Customized DGT2010 Chess Clock

    To promote Chess in China DGT customized the DGT2010 in the colors of the Chinese flag.

  • Revelation II Anniversary Edition

    Revelation II exists 5 years and DGT celebrates its 25 year anniversary: The Revelation Anniversary Edition!

  • DGT Travel Timer

    New in the range of clocks, the Travel Timer in the color scheme white and blue.

News flash

  • DGT at Fairs in 2020

    DGT presents its products at various trade fairs and games events throughout the year.

  • Revolutionary Chess Computer: DGT Centaur

    Adaptive intelligent Chess Computer Centaur, available now!

  • DGT Product Catalog 2019

    The new DGT product catalog has complete information about all our products.

  • LiveChess 2.2 update

    An important maintenance release of the free DGT LiveChess software, including new features, was released in July 2018.

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