DGT Smart Board

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.











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Technical specifications


Supplied with a USB cable or the tournament cable set


Black ABS plastic chassis with a high quality printed chess board surface

Board size/thickness

520 x 520 mm (20.5 x 20.8 inch)

Square size

55 x 55 mm (2.2 x 2.2 inch)

Clock support

DGT3000 connectable through the included clock cable

e-Set support

All DGT e-Sets (separately ordered)

Net weight

2.0 Kg (70.55 oz) Smart Board only

Gross weight

2.6 Kg (91.71 oz) Smart Board, documentation and packing

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


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