Square Off - Chess Set

DanielFerreiraJorge
BaronVonChickenpants wrote:
DanielFerreiraJorge wrote:

Is it possible to automatically setup positions for tactics training? Like load a PGN in the app and the board arranges the pieces automatically so we can solve a bunch of tactics over the board instead of in the computer screen? This would save so much time and would be much more awesome than playing games...

 

I think it'd be too slow to arrange the position, probably quicker to do it yourself. How long does it take the reset the board for a new game on the bigger set? 

I have o idea how long it takes... I do not own one, because I see little value in it as of now... I can move my opponent's piece myself... In case of being slow, only if it moves one piece at the time... I do not know how the magnets are wired inside the board... maybe moving many pieces at a time would cause things to physically crash inside the board... maybe they did not build the board with this in mind... but it would be a dream come true to have this board setup a random position reasonably fast (5-10 seconds)... I would easily pay 1K for a board capable of that

BaronVonChickenpants

So essentially, you don't know? 

DanielFerreiraJorge
BaronVonChickenpants wrote:

So essentially, you don't know? 

Exactly

Dennis_Petersen

older computer chess units already allowed you to set up a position and play it out as I recall the old Excalibur phantoms had that feature. perhaps the later excaliber grand masters. I doubt a larger version board would be any slower, they might be faster as stronger magnets would allow quicker movements resetting the position while you got a cup of coffee etc

yakuza_ronin

@BaronVonChickenpants it moves one piece at a time and each piece move is about 5-7 seconds (rough estimate) so could take minutes to reset a board.  there's also like a minute of calculation before it starts moving pieces.

Dennis_Petersen

works for me