Millennium Chess Computer - The King Competition

SKU: MIL831
Sale price$299.00 USD Regular price$399.00 USD
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About The Millennium Chess Computer - The King Competition

The modern design King COMPETITION is a perfect chess computer for playing at home. It's built with the legendary "King" program by Johan de Koning.

It's ideal for all ages and levels!

Comfortable size 17.2" square board lights up to display each move that you play on a smooth pressure sensor technology.

Play either classic chess or the popular Chess960 variant according to the official FIDE rules.

Four adaptive game levels adjust to your abilities! On the entry level, even novices have fun playing the computer when it is easy to defeat. ELO levels give an estimate of your own rating.

The King is stronger than the Chess Genius with an estimated 2450 ELO. With this chess computer you play like a king!

The menu system can be set to comfort (easy) or expert mode to find your way around the extensive feature set.

The brightness of LED move display lights can be adjusted perfectly to your needs.

We've also reviewed the King Performance in this blog post.

 

 

Play Chess Online with Optional ChessLink Add-on Module

Using the ChessLink and free apps, you can play online on LiChess and Chess.com. Play directly on the board against millions of people around the world! Your opponents moves are displayed with the LEDs on the board. Enjoy real gaming experience and concentration while playing online like never before. For professional tournaments, you can use the tornelo.com platform. 


Playing strength

For early beginners up to > 2500 ELO (according to SSDF)

Chess pieces included

Yes, chess pieces with felt and weights

Additional Pieces

2 additional queens included

Magnetic Pieces

No

Pieces Compartment

bag for the storage of the game pieces included

Measurements of chess board

12.6 x 12.6 inches

Size per square

1.57 x 1.57 inches (4cm)

King's height

2.83 inches (7.18 cm)

 

Hardware

Chess board technology

Pressure Sensor Board, Millennium HighSensity Technology

Illuminated display

Yes, multi-stage dimmable, can be switched off, 2.13 x 1.06 inches

Processor

ARM Cortex M7, 300 MHz Processor

CPU clock speed

adjustable from 10 - 300 MHz

RAM

384 KB

Connection to ChessLink

Standard Mini-Din cable, 4-pin, cable included

 

Software

Program

The King, 2020 2.61/1.40 

Author

Johan de Koning

Current software

2021

Units languages

7 (DE / GB / FR / NL / ES / IT / RU)

Menu system

Text-based / Graphical, all device languages

Able to upgrade

Yes, via USB

 

Play online

Necessary accessories

ChessLink Modul M822

Required App

ChessLink App for Lichess; chess.com Android App

Compatible mobile devices

Android devices from Android 6.0 with Bluetooth BLE; iOS devices; Tornelo via Windows PC

Supported servers

lichess.org, chess.com, tornelo.com

 

Power Supply

Batteries required

No

Power Supply

100 - 240V 50/60 Hz Input - 9V 1A Output

Power supply included

Yes, with interchangeable heads for EU / UK / US / AUS

 

Measurements & Weights

Measurements of product

17.2 x 17.2 x 1.1 inches

Lenght of ChessLink cable

39.37 inches

Product weight

2.62 KG

Measurement of gift box

17.7 x 19.7 x 2.9 cm

 

Model number & age recommendation

Model Number

M831

Age recommended by manufacturer

6 Years & Up

 

Manuals:

Product Specs

Board Size
17.25"
Square Size
1.563"
King Height
2.813"
King Base
1.0"

Customer Reviews

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Joseph Oleniacz

Great!

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Dorothy
Millennium Chess Computer - The King Competition

I bought the Millennium Chess Computer - The King Competition for my husband. He is more than happy with it. It is well made, easy to see and he likes the size of the pieces. I recommend this for yourself, or a gift for the chess lover in your life!

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W.H.
King Competition highly recommended

The King Competition was promptly shipped by Chesshouse to Australia and it was well packaged, no issues. I had also purchased the ChessVolt battery which is a nice unit with led levels and on/off switch. It was a toss between The King Competition and the DGT Centaur, and I made the right choice. The King Competition shines with its amount of level variety, playing styles and playing options to choose from. There is a save games feature and can export games to a PC. Greats news is that its even good for absolute beginners as well as advanced players. The board is well designed and constructed, a good size, feels robust with good choice of plastics and it's easy to slip your fingers under the edge and move the board. I like the symmetrical design with the good size boarder, it makes it very easy to grab. The buttons have a nice action and the display is clear and accessing the variety of features is straightforward. The pieces feel good and are nicely finished and designed. The supplied manual is more like a quick start guide with the full manual available for download, as it can change when the software is updated. I thoroughly recommend the King Competition for the enjoyment and challenge of playing chess due to its chess program, its variety of options and playing styles and design. Very happy with the King Competition.

Now to my gripes.
1. Since the pieces are black, I wish the black squares were slightly off-black to have allow for better contrast or maybe the black pieces less black. The white pieces are a lovely off-white colour.
2. When the unit is switched off via the buttons, it saves its current game automatically, good, however, if the power/battery cord is accidentally unplugged the game is lost. It should have a constant auto-save feature to counter this. Note: It does have 9 slots for games saves.

Future models.
1. I would like to see better display technology employed, after all it is 2023. Hopefully in their next revision they will.
2. I also would like to see an auto-sensing board. This one has a pressure sensitive board which does have its own advantages, and after all it does work good.

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Paul H
Strongly Recommend

Solid build. Pieces nicely weighted, board a good size.

Computer offers a great range of playing strengths. Beginner son in law was able to play a challenging game without getting crushed. As a low to intermediate player, I can play challenging opponents. Good balance between not letting me get away with blunders but not dominating and discouraging me.

Strongly recommend as a first computer for beginners or intermediate players. Can’t comment on advanced play as I am not there yet.

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Alberto Vicentini
Strongly recommended purchase

I had thought about buying the Millennium King Performance for months but then at the time of purchase, I saw that the Millennium King Competition was also for sale.
The price is lower and the material is plastic but the functions of the chessboard are exactly the same.
Upon its arrival, I was amazed at the quality and elegance of the chessboard, much more beautiful than it appeared online.
I haven't had any problems so far and the chess engine is really strong and suitable for every level of player.

Chesshouse shipped the chessboard in no time and the service was excellent.

I recommend the chessboard to all those who don't care about the material of the chessboard and who want to buy an excellent quality product.