Square off vs DGT smart board with DGT PI chess computer vs millennium chess genius exclusive

ventudius

 Hold out for 2 months and buy this: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/dgt-is-making-a-new-dedicated-chess-computer

 

Should be available in July.

torrubirubi
ventudius wrote:

Square off is just a toy and quite useless, unless you're maybe some kind of collector. But even then, for the collector the DGT board is a better addition to the collection. Square Off has two problems, 1) you can't hook it up to a computer, and 2) It automatically moves the pieces. It's actually very beneficial to move the pieces yourself, because it activates the brain much more. It's the same reason why watching videos is an inferior way of learning as opposed to reading a book and using a board. It's just a too passive method of learning.

It is a kind of toy, but it has some clear advantages.

With square off you have an additional motivation to use a physical board when playing online. 

How many people complaining here that they are not used to a physical board?  A lot. 

It has something to do with chess culture. I have also a Novag Robot Adversary, which was very expensive when released and now is a highly collectible item. The Adversary also moves the pieces for you but with a mechanical arm. 

Brioma33

Why does everybody think they are going to be the next Magnus Carleson? You don’t have to use every single game as some kind of learning experience. SquareOff offers you a chance to play people OTB for fun! Quit trying to pick everything apart. SquareOff is a great playing experience & ventudius’ comments need to be ignored. I have SquareOff and it is a ton of fun and is fantastic. I recommend it for anyone that loves playing chess, have fun and quit being so serious.

mattwilkes84

Brioma33 I agree! It is super fun and i love the detail of the pieces!

ventudius
Brioma33 schreef:

Why does everybody think they are going to be the next Magnus Carleson? You don’t have to use every single game as some kind of learning experience. SquareOff offers you a chance to play people OTB for fun! Quit trying to pick everything apart. SquareOff is a great playing experience & ventudius’ comments need to be ignored. I have SquareOff and it is a ton of fun and is fantastic. I recommend it for anyone that loves playing chess, have fun and quit being so serious.

 

Chances are very slim that one of us becomes the next Magnus Carlsen, but we all want to reach our own potential, that's the beauty of chess. And I never claimed that SquareOff isn't fun, but for that amount of money there are better options IMO. It's quite an expensive toy.

ventudius

Nevermind, €179 isn't too bad actually.