Electronic DGT chess boards are accurate and fast chess move input devices. The boards register all moves and record the games. They are used for live game transmission, training, online play, computer play and game analysis. The innovative boards are available in handmade wooden versions and more affordable plastic versions.

At tournaments strings of large numbers of DGT e-Boards are connected to the computer. For stand-alone use at home the USB and wireless Bluetooth e-Boards are popular.

What are DGT boards?

  • All DGT boards have tournament size squares of 55x55mm.
  • The wooden boards are beautifully inlaid Walnut, Rosewood or Wengé.
  • The plastic boards (Smart Boards) resemble wood but are more affordable, lightweight.
  • Unique patented sensor technology registers both the identity (type and colour) and the location of each individual chess piece on the board.
  • An internal memory records the games (stores up to 500 moves).
  • Different styles of handcrafted classical Staunton type electronic wooden chess pieces sets are available, all at official tournament size with king height 95mm / 3.75".
  • The DGT3000 and DGT Echo chess clocks connect to the boards.
  • Free DGT LiveChess software is included for live broadcasting of games via the internet.

Where are the boards used?

Electronic DGT boards are used at World Chess Championships and all major and many minor chess tournaments all over the world since 1998. In addition the boards are used at home, at the chess club and chess academy and all kinds of chess events.

How are they used?

  • Tournaments and clubs use the boards to show chess games live as they happen via the internet on their website or on smartphones and tablets.
  • Or they are used to register and record the games for later retrieval, publication or analysis.
  • Often the games are shown live to the public on screens at the playing venue.
  • DGT boards are also used to play online against opponents via the internet on chess platforms such as Chess.com and PlayChess.com. There are real benefits in using a real board and pieces
  • The boards are perfect to quickly and easily set up chess positions for analysis as the board instantly recognises any position.
  • DGT boards are used to play against chess programs and engines. 
  • For example in combination with the DGT Pi Chess Computer to play, train and analyse.
  • The computer moves are shown on the display of the chess clock or can be spoken out.
  • The boards are used for computer assisted analysis of games. To improve in chess you need to analyse your games.

For tournament use, club and academy use or simply at home, DGT offers the perfect e-Boards.


Buy now: at the DGT e-Shop or at your Local Dealer!


Featured Products

  • DGT Echo: the chess clock that speaks!

    DGT proudly presents DGT Echo, a speaking chess clock for blind and visually impaired players. It is available from September 2020.

  • New! DGT Centaur Travel Bag

    To take the DGT Centaur wherever you go, we made a special tailored travel bag.

  • Limited Edition Leather Bluetooth e-Board

    DGT celebrated its 25th anniversary with a very special version of the wireless e-Board. Only 50 boards were made!

  • DGT1006 Backgammon Timer

    The new DGT1006 Backgammon Timer has a special feature: the delay option!

  • DGT3000 Limited Edition

    A special DGT3000 Limited Edition is released to celebrate DGT 25th year anniversary.

  • DGT1005 - Byo-yomi timer

    New high quality timer with Japanese Byo-yomi timing options especially designed for the ancient games of Shogi and Go.

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