Since June, we have been delivering pre-orders of this Centaur. There is still a backlog and the next deliveries to customers should be sent late July. We are still working to get extra stock beyond just taking care of pre-orders!
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
- sensor board detects moves
- on-square LED lights indicates the moves
- rechargeable internal battery
- weighted chess pieces (compatible with other DGT pieces)
- e-Paper display of position, moves and info
- hint system, position setup, and more
- many languages
- 2 Year Chess House Warranty included
Centaur is not advertised as compatible with computers or online chess portals however technical experts in forums have some exciting developments in ways to connect the Centaur further (see below)*. The computer engine is based on Stockfish.
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
© Chess House 2019
Preview Centaur Product Manual PDF in English, German, French, Spanish.
*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.