Millennium Chess Computer - The King Performance   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL830

  • $390.00 USD

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Product Details

The King Performance offers great aesthetics with a real wooden frame, wooden pieces and 81 LED on board move display. Inside is the legendary software The King by Johan de Koning.


With a size approximate 15 x 17 inches, the real wooden frame, pieces, on board display and the powerful processor of the Exclusive, it comes true to its title offering amazing Performance. 

  • Play and improve at chess with this classic, harmonious design, perfect for playing at home. The moves are displayed on the board with 81 LEDs. Make your moves by pressing the squares and enjoy the game for hours!
  • Unique Chess960 variant enables unlimited variety. Enjoy an extremely wide range of playing levels and styles to experiment and discover.
  • The KING software plays you with extremely active, risk-taking and often downright spectacular style for interesting games. You won‘t play against any chess computer in a more human way! The function for saving different opponent personalities allows you to configure your own "personal king" step by step.
  • Opening move libraries from Hiarcs represent an extremely broad and modern version guaranteeing variety.
  • Future proof with updates and ChessLink connection. King Performance can be connected to the MILLENNIUM ChessLink. For example you can use your chessboard to play against players from all over the world or against engines on mobile devices.

In addition to Johan de Koning's engine known from the King Element, the Chess960 variant was implemented for the first time.  

The King is stronger than the Chess Genius with an estimated 2450 ELO. With this chess computer you play like a king!


  • Real wood housing with illuminated display (54 x 27mm)
  • 7 different user books included
  • Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess) according to official FIDE rules
  • Included connection to the ChessLink module for using chess apps (on numerous external devices)
  • Selection of different opening books: Classic Aegon Book, the Master Book (with over 300,000 positions) by Mark Uniacke, or special User Books
  • Storage of games as well as optional download of opening libraries or firmware updates
  • Configure up to 3 "player personalities" and play like against real chess grandmasters
  • Infinite number of difficulty levels, variably adjustable from beginner to international grandmaster


  • Dimensions: 39 x 43.5 x 2.6 cm (15 3/8 x 17 1/8 x 1 inches)
  • Square Size:  4 cm (1.57 inches)
  • King height: 7.4 cm (3 inches)
  • Menu operation: 7 language settings available
  • Connections: USB, DIN, main adapter (9v DC)
  • Processor: ARM Cortex M7 with 300 MHz, 2048 KB ROM, 348 KB RAM
  • Program: The King by Johan de Koning



Optional Chess Volt Add-On

Chess Volt

This battery pack provides that portable power source while you're camping or simply in the back yard. The ChessVolt guarantees many hours of playtime regardless of the power grid. Simply connect your chess computer with the supplied cable. 

To include with your purchase, Check the Box in Accessories above Add to Cart. Or visit the Chess Volt product page.

Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews
Touch pads are a little iffy, but otherwise fantastic

The pieces don't have magnets / aren't identified by the computer, so you need to press on them in the from/to squares to get the move registered. The system isn't perfect, so sometimes the moves don't register correctly, or the computer thinks a piece is in a different spot than you moved to. You can undo and fix, so it's not terrible, but it can be a little annoying.
Other than that, it's a lot of fun to play with.

Fantastic. I really enjoy playing on this.

My only gripe would be that it doesn't include the expert manual. You have to get it on line. Otherwise this looks good. Plays great. The unboxing experience was pleasant. Very glad I got this.

Fine product, VERY satisfied.

The King Performance is a very fine product. I was doubtful about getting this board or the DGT Centaur (it comes with a bag and looks modern). I chose The King because it offers a lot of customization.

After 2 or 3 months, now I'm certain that I made the right choice. The board is very fast (the Centaur seems to take more time to make a move), it looks beautiful, good size (not small but not that large). What I found amazing is the possibility to transfer the PGN game to the laptop and vice versa. I can get a Bobby Fischer game and transfer it to the board so I analyze it step by step.

Overall, it's a very, very complete board. The con is that it doesn't come with a carrying bag and I haven't been able to find a good alternative in EBay, Amazon or in any chess store because of its size (The King is a little bit smaller than a tournament board). The 18" carrying bag advertised here at Chesshouse looks nice but I'm waiting that it becomes available.

This chess computer is totally recommendable. Nice product and in very happy with it. I play MORE OFTEN and can practice what I learn from books and other courses. Get it right away! The price here is better than at other stores.


Just as described! I’m very satisfied with this unit. Plays a strong game on the level(s) you choose! I recommend for all chess players.... you will not be disappointed!

The King Performance

Everything arrived as promised. The machine is incredible, very strong even on low levels. I played The King on the lowest level, Easy 1 against my old Novag Constellation Forte on level 9 and they were about even, with The King slightly in front. Surprisingly they both did better playing black. When I have time I will play Novag on strongest level, Level 8, against The King on one of normal levels. I need time because Novag thinks 2.5 hours for the game on that level. I have one small suggestion - it would be good if the beeping could be switched off. I don't mind it but my wife says it drives her nuts so I had to install the machine in a different room.

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