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What's a DGT Smart Board?

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The DGT Smart Board is an electronic chess board with many different uses. It was developed as a more affordable alternative alongside the wooden DGT boards and to make live chess broadcasting more accessible. It is made of high quality plastic and provides the same great functionality and user experience as the wooden e-Boards.

Just like the wooden electronic DGT boards, the Smart Board knows everything that is happening on the board at all times. This gives it great speed and accuracy to record and broadcast chess games live as they happen. But it has many other uses on top of that at home, club, tournament or chess event. The DGT Smart Board is accurate, fast, very energy efficient, extra thin, sturdy with a net weight of just 2 kg!

Appealing design

The wood print finish on top of the board is very appealing and looks just like a real Walnut wooden board. The board is lightweight, thin and ergonomic making it easy to store and transport. Smart Boards are available with or without indices and are compatible with all electronic DGT chess pieces sets. An affordable plastic set was produced but the Smart Board also looks great with the wooden Timeless set! The board topside size is 52 x 52 cm with tournament square size 55 x 55 mm.

Game recording

When playing chess on a Smart Board it records the games, it will log and record around 500 moves that can be retrieved from the board in PGN format and used on other devices such as a PC, tablet or mobile phone. Use a chess program for analysing the game or to publish the games.

Broadcast games live as they happen

By using a Smart Board to play chess, you can show the game locally on screens or tv’s or broadcast the game live via the internet on your website.