DGT Pi Computer for DGT EBoards   Free Shipping  

Product Code: DGTPI

  • $295.00 USD

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Product Details

DGT Pi is a chess computer that turns your beautiful wooden DGT eBoard into a powerful chess playing device, complete with chess clock.

Eight different chess engines are included offering a variety of strengths and playing styles to enjoy.

Simply set up the board, connect DGT Pi and start playing. The computer moves are shown on the large display.

DGT Pi is a great tool for playing chess, for training and for analyzing games and positions over the board, using a traditional wooden chessboard and pieces. Chess engines included are StockFish, Texel, Arasan, Rodent II, Zurichess, Floyd, Cinnamon and Claudia.

DGT Pi is also a fully functional DGT3000 chess clock!

Please see the manual on the electronics manual page for more information.

Board and pieces are sold separately.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Stephen Sun

It is nice to see DGT combined the Raspberry pi 2.0 B Linux computer and DGT-3000 digital timer to come out a “DGT chess computer”. The operating system and the chess software (picochess 3.0) are burned on a 8 ~ 16GB micro-SD card (picochess 3.0 is equipped with the StockFish and other 20+ chess programs, the most recent version is 3.0. And, there are two versions for Raspberry Pi computer: lite version and the desktop version. You will need a 8G micro-SD to hold the Picochess 3.0 lite version (without graphical interface), and 16G micro-SD card for the desktop version if you want to use iPad as a display. These days, some people even use the most recent Raspberry Pi 4 B version for running the Picochess 3.0 with great success with the DGT-3000 or DGT-3000 Limited Edition. At this time, I swapped the DGT-3000 clock with a 3000 limited edition (with wood-like looking). Oh, btw, it is equipped with Bluetooth connection to your Blutooth e-board, you do not need to use the wire connection (because of Raspberry Pi computer has Blutooth, HDMI and 1/4” speaker outputs. I have not tested the HDMI port yet, but if you turn-on the raspberry Pi webserver, you can use any browser to see your game or broadcast your game.

Laurent P
Probably a great product but not very intuitive for a beginner

I am sure it has all the bells and whistles and all the brain power but the U/X and the product design are really dated.
It looks pretty cheap next to the beautiful chess Board.
as I said, functionally excellent

Richard Kirby
Super kit!

...so much fun OTB with such a varied sparring partner! :)

John M
Great Chess Computer - Amazing Clock, but...

Great device with an amazing chess clock, but like most people I bought it for the chess computer.

I’ve had a lot of issues with the unit, starting with the price, $200 or $249 from Amazon (depending on seller) or $300 from Chess House. I wanted to buy from Chess House due to their great service so managed to get a decent discount code. The unit itself is overly complex and - initially, I had to give up on some games as the device seemed to pack in and act erratically, but its been working better lately. I’m getting more used to it, but there’s a couple of things I think are lacking - on/off or reset button on the front, easier menu system among others.

It is well built and of course allows a single player to play with a proper chess board against a computer - but there is room for improvement.

Ordering and delivery from Chess House was great and it did arrive early, so overall I’m pleased enough to keep it and hopefully any firmware updates will make the playing experience more enjoyable.

Stephane de Medeiros

About the french bulldog we say « it is a big volume in a small space »... I am tempted to use the same expression to describe the dgt pi chess. Wonderful tool !

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