DGT Centaur Chess Computer   Free Shipping  

Product Code: DGTCENT

  • $349.00 USD
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Product Details

Adaptive level chess computer Centaur is a beautiful chess board that adjusts to your level of play - a suitable playing partner at all times!

There's no need for computer screens or tablets. Just start playing chess naturally with intelligent auto-sensing technology. Impressive looking weighted pieces and on board lighted display within the squares themselves engage you in a fully contained, highly-tactical chess play experience that you will enjoy for hours upon hours.

The e-Paper display has nice smooth contrast which is not only easy on the eyes, it lets you view the screen at any angle and in any lighting. On this display you can see previous moves in a move-list, view hints, the score, clock, and various settings.

All this is housed in a lightweight design that you can take with you. Maybe you want to play on veranda and take in the sun.

Many other chess computers are designed to play at top strength, thereby failing to provide an optimal realistic experience at lower levels. That's where the Centaur is specifically made to excel. Whether you're a beginner, strong player, home or club player, Centaur will adjust to your level as you play. This means you'll always see a challenging game that is both educational and fun!

Here are some of the exceptional things about Centaur

  • adapts to your strength. Stockfish computer engine.
  • sensor board detects moves
  • on-square LED lights indicates the moves
  • rechargeable internal battery
  • weighted chess pieces
  • e-Paper display of position, moves and info
  • hint system, position setup, and more
  • many languages
  • 2 Year Chess House Warranty included

No advanced chess computer knowledge is required. Just use the Centaur to play, learn, train, analyze and improve your skill level.

Have fun just playing the game of chess!

Now, what really is the level of play? For those who are curious, Centaur has an ELO rating from 300 to 3000 based on very powerful Stockfish engine. In Friendly and Challenging mode, Centaur adapts as designed, adjusting to your level. In Expert mode, Centaur will be able to perform to a maximum rating of approximately 3000.



  • Board Size: 17.5 x 15.8" (444.5 x 400.5mm)
  • Square Size: 1.9" (48 x 48mm)
  • King Height: 3 3/8” (86mm)
  • Uses a Lithium-Polymeer battery

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Preview Centaur Product Manual PDF in English, German, French, Spanish.

Intro to DGT Centaur in Manual

*Open Source software

DGT Centaur uses the following Open Source software:

  • Python, the Python Software Foundation (PSF) license is applicable.
  • Python-Chess, the GNU Public License version 3 (GPL3) is applicable.

DGT would like to thank the many software developers who made it possible to develop Centaur for the many chess lovers around the world.


Manual Post-Additions:

To preview alternative moves for the computer after pressing the "HINT" button, use the UP / DOWN arrows to toggle between suggestions for Black / White.

Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
Tremendo programa!.

Lo mejor que he adquirido para mejorar mi nivel de juego.

DGT Centaur Trainer

A great learning and training tool for most chess openings, especially playing DGT Centaur versus other chess engines like stockfish or komodo dragon. The hint feature and move suggestions is very handy. DGT board response is improved with a solid, level surface underneath it, like a hard table or counter top to play on.

James Rhoten
plays a good chess game!

The Centaur works perfectly. I have only played a few games so far. So, far won one and tied one lost most. Playing in friendly level. Enjoying playing on this size board, not been playing for a few years. The only down side is not having a solid bottom board, feel it needs some kind bottom. Not sure this will cause a problem over time. That's way just 4 stars! Just had about a week so, time will tell. No problem with ordering or shipment. Note had to check all 3 boxes to reverse play from white to black. Did have to restart to change back to white player. This was harder than it should be, but works.

Arturo Serna

The set arrived when predicted without any problems. I already played two games ( the computer won, of course!..🤓)... I’m just learning the game .... I’m glad that I bought this set!!...Hope to learn some strategies and win a game or more in the future!...

John Rothery
DGT Centaur

I received the game in perfect condition . Set-up was very simple . The only anomoly was the game did not respond until the battery was fully charged . There was nothing in the instructions saying anything about this unless I missed it. After couple hours board is functioning perfect. Game on.

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