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.
I first learned to play chess in 1972 at age 10. I am now starting to “learn” to play chess. The Pi and DGT board allow me to have a real game at anytime on a real board. While I am yet to win even a single game . I am studying and can see small improvements. I will recommend this system . From a beginners standpoint it is a lot of fun.
I just hope this one lasts a long time. The first one last about 6 months before it stopped working. So far so good for the new one.
So i know there are many other chess computer options out there, but this one also is a full featured DGT3000. Which is still considered a great clock by many! I have the vtek 300 as well but i see this clock in so many tournaments. Another cool thing is, if you are a causal home player, you can put this in observation mode and the clock will be triggered by moving pieces. So if you and your buddy wants a clock but not having to press... then this will do it! It will also give hints so if you are coaching someone, you can use the hints as a teaching aid. Combine this with the new DGT smartboard and you are in business! So instead of buying some “gadget” with blinking lights and small size, you can have a full tournament size board and clock that can be used as computer or a no powered board and still look fancy... Just get over the looks of DGT plastic pieces and realize that someone would love to have even your $14 club set...
Recommended seller. Very responsive customer service. Josh of ChessHouse quickly responded to a question about the product.
I've had the DGT Pi chess computer for a month now, and it is excellent. The best part is having 8 engines to choose from, giving a wide variety of chess-playing styles. The lower ELO settings some of the engines have are a must for most of us humans! An observation about the strength of the strongest engine included, Stockfish 7: The user's guide says it's rated about 2570 on its highest level, but it's clearly higher than that. I've played it 6 games against Deep HIARCS 14 on my laptop, and the result is 5 draws and a win for Stockfish 7. The menu operation is quite intuitive and easy to learn. I didn't think I'd make much use of the alternate method of making menu choices using the 2 extra queens, but that turned out to be more intuitive and easy than I thought, and I usually use that method now. Apparently there will be occasional firmware updates from the Picochess project, so the product will evolve over time. Chess House was a pleasure to deal with too, shipping the order and checking with me along the way to make sure all was well with the order.