8031 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
The fact that there is a standalone piece of hardware both for chess note-taking and for chess time-keeping is ridiculous in principle; both tasks should be ably served by an app.
Estragon wrote, "No tears from me, the only reason it was ever approved in the first place is because FIDE and national chess officials can be bought cheap."
FIDE doesn't allow MonRoi. To the best of my knowledge, it's only allowed in the US. And there are ppl who claim it can be hacked.
The problem is that anything that runs an app could run a chess engine app, too. Standalone is the only solution.
MonRoi supposes their monopoly status will enable them to thrive charging a premium price for what amounts to a simple toy. That was also Sony's idea with the BetaMax, they wouldn't license the technology.
Thanks for the correction.
One selling point of the MonRoi is that it can't run anything except what is installed by the factory, and its transmissions are one-way out. But sooner or later someone will figure out how to put something else in the case.
There's a Dr Latino in Stillwater Oklahoma who built a board which records moves and "hits" your clock for you (he built this long before DGT boards). The game is saved, but if he hooks his laptop up it saves the game to his laptop where he can print it out right there. He brings this to some OTB tournaments (not the laptop). Although if the technology scares the opponent he'll play on a regular board.
Anyway I wonder if this is what Ozzie meant? Eventually I imagine it would be cheap enough to have a board that does it all for you, and at the end would spit out a score sheet the players could sign and turn in. No fear of computer assistance because there is no screen. Just some buttons on the side for new game, reset, and such.
FIDE allows the Mon Roi, unless they back-stepped.
there are ppl who claim it can be hacked.
Of course Monroi can be hacked. Even better, you could just completely remove the insides of the Monroi and replace it with something else.
Don't be that guy who eats a grilled cheese sandwich during the game and asks his opponent if he would like a bite.
don't be that guy that shows up at a tournament and discovers there is a tournament in progress and walks home. only problem is that the person that walked home had joined the tournament the day before.
My latest (maybe best) game in while
by Shakaali a few minutes ago
Anyone interested in purchasing chess books for cheap prices?
by Charlotte 3 minutes ago
6/20/2013 - Knight Night
by Il_cavallo_scalpita 5 minutes ago
Hey everyone, I'm starting a chess.com candidates tournament for each country!
by Stigmatisert 11 minutes ago
by red-lady 15 minutes ago
Probably Tactics trainer is going to be changed
by VLMJ 25 minutes ago
FM Borislav Ivanov Disqualified
by Irontiger 25 minutes ago
by D_for_DJ 29 minutes ago
How is this even possible?!?!?! Please, can someone explain this?!
by Irontiger 34 minutes ago
by ponz111 36 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com