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robocoppi
LoseMagnet írta:

Hi, when you play Black, you just:
- set the black pieces above the display and controls and ignore the misleading coordinates
- the computer will invert invert the screen for you => so the screen have the right orientation

Thank you @LoseMagnet, now that I played a few games against it, can I have two more questions?

One is about scoring, more precisely the plus minus in front of the number. It is not clear to me, but positive number does not seem to mean white's advantage and negative number black's advantage. Rather it seems to me scoring always from the computer point of view. Can you explain what say +0.5 and -0.5 mean in scoring?

My second question is about saved games, say I want to analyze them on lichess or here. What is the best way to extract a saved game and enter it elsewhere? To me it seems I have to manually jot down and manually enter it into the other tool.

Thank you for your help in advance.

davidjddo

I got my Chessnut Air a few days ago and love it. It works great using my phone. My only issue is that I can't connect the board to my desktop with Bluetooth. I have to use the provided connector cord, and if this is the only issue, life is good. It was a great gift!

Rsava

@davidjddo - try the Chessconnect extension (works with Chrome, Edge, and maybe other Chromium based browsers), it works incredibly well with the Chessnut products (except the Evo). You play directly on the website

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/chessconnect-a-chrome-extension-for-chessnut-air-and-chessnut-pro-smartboards

Check out some videos about it:

https://www.chess.com/blog/vitualis/chessconnect-v3-play-chessnut-millennium-certabo-dgt-soon-eboard-online

davidjddo

Thanks, @Rsava! I'll try it.

Rsava
davidjddo wrote:

Thanks, @Rsava! I'll try it.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Several of us have plenty of experienced with it, and we want to get more people using it successfully.

LoseMagnet
robocoppi wrote:

Can you explain what say +0.5 and -0.5 mean in scoring? => The engine takes into account the material on the board as well as positional aspects and tactical possibilities. +1 means a advantage equivalent of a full pawn, +3 would mean an advantage equivalent to a piece (knight or bishop). +05 means that there is a slight advantage of half a pawn. The engine use "centipawns" to express very small differences in value. A centipawn is equal to 1/100th of a pawn. So an evaluation like 0.35 means an advantage of 35 centipawns.

My second question is about saved games, say I want to analyze them on lichess or here. What is the best way to extract a saved game and enter it elsewhere? To me it seems I have to manually jot down and manually enter it into the other tool. => It is not possible to export the games. It is an "old school" electronic chessboard, you can store up to 10 games, but there is no Bluetooth/Wifi/USB to connect it and import/export the games.

Hi, please see my reply above ^^

robocoppi

Thank you @LoseMagnet. I am familiar with the centipawn and the scoring concept, I don't understand the plus minus sign meaning. Normally plus is white, minus is black advantage. In my games I can see plus only and the engine is beating me with both black and white. So I guess plus is not the white color but engine, and minus is the poor player me regardless if playing black or white. But I am just guessing here.

DelphinSnow
robocoppi wrote:

Thank you @LoseMagnet. I am familiar with the centipawn and the scoring concept, I don't understand the plus minus sign meaning. Normally plus is white, minus is black advantage. In my games I can see plus only and the engine is beating me with both black and white. So I guess plus is not the white color but engine, and minus is the poor player me regardless if playing black or white. But I am just guessing here.

I think, you are right. The manual for the Millenium King Competition/Performance says the following:

"The number +0.39 is the computer’s evaluation of the position: The King believes it has a slight advantage, 
worth 0.39 of a pawn. Further examples of what may appear in this place on the screen are:
-1.89 The computer has a disadvantage nearly equivalent to 2 pawns.

[...]
+M 7 The computer can force checkmate in 7 more moves.
-M 4 The opponent can force checkmate in 4 more moves."

davidjddo
Rsava wrote:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Several of us have plenty of experienced with it, and we want to get more people using it successfully.

Hi, @rsava. Although I like using the board, I won't be using the Chrome extension to play from my computer again. In the middle of the game, it disconnected, and after repeated tries to get it to reconnect, it wouldn't. During a game, I don't have the time or desire to screw around with software programming. Thanks for the suggestion, though. For me, Chessconnect is gone.

Rsava
davidjddo wrote:
Rsava wrote:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Several of us have plenty of experienced with it, and we want to get more people using it successfully.

Hi, @rsava. Although I like using the board, I won't be using the Chrome extension to play from my computer again. In the middle of the game, it disconnected, and after repeated tries to get it to reconnect, it wouldn't. During a game, I don't have the time or desire to screw around with software programming. Thanks for the suggestion, though. For me, Chessconnect is gone.

Strange. The only time it disconnects for me is if there is a page refresh or you leave the page and come back. I have used it for over 30 games and that is the only way it has ever disconnected, and I use test versions to test new functions and I try and break it. It is merely a button push to reconnect and reconnects immediately.

Sorry you had a bad time, good luck with your board.