The DGT Electronic Chessboard USB & Bluetooth

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DGT Board: Walnut

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About The The DGT Electronic Chessboard USB & Bluetooth

The DGT Bluetooth e-Board connects to you PC using Bluetooth technology. This wireless Bluetooth e-Board is available in several wood options.  Rosewood offers indices around the edge of the board while the Walnut Option does not. Choose any of the five available electronic DGT chess pieces sets to play.

The plug & play electronic DGT chess board brings you the best of two worlds. The classical game of chess on a traditional wooden board finally merged with 21st century computer and internet technology. USB connects this elegant inlaid wood electronic chessboard to a PC and relieve your eyes from the computer screen. Enjoy the delightful wood chess board while playing one of many compatible chess software programs on your PC.

This elegant chessboard is made in Holland and Spain, and brings advanced technology to your home to maximize your PC chess playing experience.

  • The DGT Electronic Chessboard (eboard) is an accurate and fast chess move input device for your computer.
  • Broadcast chess games over the Internet.
  • Ideal for tournament presentation.
  • Let the computer analyze games while playing a human opponent.
  • Automatically store games in the memory of the board while you play, and retrieve the games as PGN later
  • Beautifully-inlaid wood board with official FIDE Tournament size squares (2.25 in x 2.25 in or 5.5 x 5.5 cm)
  • Chessboard only .75 in or 1.8cm thick, the same as a normal chessboard
  • Five different Staunton Wooden Chess Pieces available, each with a king height of 3.75 in or 95mm and extra queens.
  • Modern, reliable sensor technology recognizes each piece accurately and fast. Each piece is identified by color and type. This gives you extra reliability in fast blitz games and makes setting up chess positions easy.
  • Internal memory (for 500 moves)
  • Driver CD included
  • Connect to a DGT clock (see accessories)
  • Store board, pieces, clock and accessories, in a fitted DGT carrying case (see case accessory)
  • Manual and Tech Specs

The DGT Electronic Board is supported by many programs, and new programs are added frequently. Popular programs include

  • TOMA: DGT Projects' professional chess tournament broadcasting software. Great for live tournament broadcasting, but also for publishing existing games.
  • World Chess Network: Play against internet opponents
  • ChessBase products: ChessBase, Rybka, Fritz, Hiarcs, Nimzo, Junior, etc.
  • Pocket Grandmaster 2.0: a fully featured and extremely strong award winning chess playing program for Pocket PCs running Pocket PC 2002+ or Windows CE 3.0+.
  • Arena (All versions) A GUI to play with many chess engines like Craft, GNUChess, LambChop and many, many more
  • Internet Chess Club: Play live online chess with BlitzIn
  • US Chess Live: Use US Chess Live Windows Version 4.0 to play on the game site, using the DGT board
  • Chess Assistant
  • ChessPad


  • Two Year Warranty
  • USB wired communication (3.5 meter mini-USB cable included)
  • 24 hours full play rechargeable Li-Ion battery, rechargeable over USB cable to PC or main adapter
  • Three-color LED status indicator
  • Increased scanning speed (6 scans/second)
  • Firmware upgrade feature makes it easy to install future software enhancements and new functions.
  • Board size: 21 1/4"
  • Square size: 2 1/8"
  • Board thickness: 3/4"
  • Board weight: 133.3 oz
  • USB cord length: 3 meters or 9.8 feet
  • NOTE: Only Rosewood boards have notations. Walnut/Maple board does NOT have notations
  • Does not come with a computer, laptop or other wise

Product Specs

Board Size
Square Size

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Michael Simon
not quite worth the money

The best part of the board is its attractive and plain surface. Its inner workings, however, leave a lot to be desired.

Seems to me that if they're charging so much, they could put a Bluetooth sender in the board that reaches farther than 10'. My phone is good for 40'; why don't they put a better unit in?

The board should have NiCad batteries or some rechargeable ones, or at least ordinary AA cells. What if you're playing where there's no power nearby?

Next, the documentation is in German English and very clumsy and difficult to understand. It should come with a First Steps or a Intro for Dummies.

Finally, the software that recognizes the pieces is laughably bad.

To sum up, they fulfill their promises, but only to the lowest level.

Mario Peraza
Great Board For Clubs

Bought this board for training and competitive purposes. Have taken this to some meetups and established a process of recording games among players. Very fun and useful with a professional build quality. My only gripe is that it's quite expensive for a board as this is the only one with bluetooth connectivity to a computer/laptop.

James Dalziel
Even better that expected

This is a very high-quality board that performs above what I expected.

Harish Srinivasan
Works right out of the box on Mac OS

I use a Mac. Right out of the box, but usb and Bluetooth connection were established on the Mac. Dgt live chess has a software on dgtlivechess website for Mac. Install and it detects the board. Was able to play on Analyze using the dgt Pi clock/computer that I also bought. Overall great.

Problems with initial setup, operation, customer service & support

Received very timely. Used expedited shipping. Upgraded pawn severely chipped. Could not use in my Apple environment. Bluetooth would not connect to any devices. Apparently no way to use without Windows. Directions included and on website not very helpful. Contacted Customer Service. Rep not helpful. Seemed untrained, unfamiliar with product. Only had two email addresses for help. Contacted both. No response as of this writing. Really disappointed.😞