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Interesting anecdote about a "touch switch" digital chess clock

Interesting anecdote about a "touch switch" digital chess clock

lichessclub
Apr 9, 2014, 10:12 AM 1

It's my contention that the Chronos "touch switch" chess clocks are the best on the market.  With these clocks, you simply touch the metal disc on your side and it registers - very quick and smooth without having to fully press anything.  The display is very clear as well.

Interestingly, I observed a game at my club where a player in time pressure with a winning position was hitting a touch-switch clock with a captured piece (as some players do) rather than his fingers - and it didn't register.  With these clocks, it must be skin that makes contact.  He wasn't aware of this and lost on time with about 8 of us watching. Even though I was the TD and observing this, I couldn't say anything (nor would I).  It is the player's responsibilty to be sure the clock is responding.

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