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Smart Board applications and setups

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Smart Boards have many applications and setups:

Online Play

Play online against opponents from around the world using the Smart Board as your input device. For example play opponents on Chess.com or on Playchess.com.

Recording games

Use the board to record your games for later analysis or publication. Analysing your games is the best way to improve your chess.

Live Internet Broadcasting

Use the free DGT LiveChess software and our free Cloud Service to broadcast your games and tournaments live on your website.

Show games locally

Show one or multiple games on a screen without using an internet connection.

Tournament Set-up

DGT Smart Boards are fully compatible with existing wooden DGT e-Boards in a tournament set-up. Connect your existing wooden e-Boards together with the Smart Boards in one string.

Computer Play

The board interacts with the strongest chess playing software and chess programs available on your laptop, PC, tablet or mobile phone. The Fritz PC computer program is included with your home use Smart Board connection set.

DGT Pi chess computer

Add the DGT Pi chess computer to turn your Smart Board into your strongest sparring partner. Use it to play, train, analyse and study chess. DGT Pi communicates the computer moves on the display or announces them via a loudspeaker.

Cable connections ordered separately

The cable connections for the Smart Board are not standard included and should be ordered separately depending on the required use. For most uses the USB cable connection set is sufficient. It includes drivers, DGT LiveChess software, ChessBase Fritz chess playing engine and gives 100 days Premium Membership to Playchess.com. To use Smart Boards in a tournament set-up the Cable Connections for Tournament Boards have to be used.