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Connection to DGT boards

  • #1

    Would it be possible to either allow connection to a DTG board for playing on, or allow some of the 3rd party apps that are out there connect to chess.com and we can use our boards

  • #2

    was there any reply for this?  would love a DGT connection

  • #3

    My understanding that chess.com will not have this feature. I really wish I would allow dgt Eboard to connect. I do not if there is any app or 3rd party software that will allow the connection to chess.com.  I think is really a shame that the chess.com does not support the DGT e boards.

  • #4

    I too have a DGT board and if Chess.com refuses to jump on "board" with this new and wonderful trend, then I will not ever be a full member.  I currently play with my DGT board at Playchess.com and ICC.  I think it is the way to go.  Especially for standard games and blitz games of longer length such as 15 10.  They are too slow in anything 5 min or less in my opinion.  At least with the DGT board, the "mouse slip" is non existent.

    Please look into allowing DGT boards to play as they are the future and take the online chess game to a whole new level.  Thanks!

  • #5

    I do not think chess.com will that is why I will be leaving this very soon.

    I will to FICS(babaschess(playchess.com)fritz) and Lucas Chess.  the more I play this site the more I dislike the the IMO the Live chess here is terrible, and DGT in 2013 is sad,

  • #6


    Hi, My friend and I both have recently purchased DGT boards, relatively new, purchased in the past few months, the USB versions. We have had nothing but head aches so far trying to play games with each other or other people across ICC.com and playchess.com (chessbase site). Chess.com does not support the DGT board at this time also, which is quite sad. We have done all that DGT support told us to do, downloaded and installed all their recommended drivers and software on now 5 Windows based computers, both 64 bit and 32 bit versions, loaded all their latest Rabbit plugins, and sent their support logs for analysis. We barely can get through a single game before the overall system stops working, either the ICC or playchess sites stop talking to the driver software (their Rabbit plugin) or the rabbit plugin stops communicating with the USB drivers (and sometimes unplugging the USB and plugging it back in will kick start the rabbit software again but other times it crashes and locks the computers up mid game. We have had to adjourn or abort more games then we can get through using the DGT boards via the Internet. While the boards seem much more stable using Fritz software directly, our primary goal was to use the boards via the Internet to play other people and gain practice for tournament play. Unfortunately, the software and websites interfacing with it don't seem to make DGT connectivity a priority, as for example chess.com does not even support them, and we are greatly disspointed in the overall experience so far. We are actively communicating with DGT support, sending them logs, doing what they tell us, but no luck in getting a reliable or enjoyable DGT based experience for either of us so far. So far, the DGT board is almost a big paperweight and waste of money for what we can do with it. We are hoping they and the sites get together and fix their software and drivers, but it appears DGT board owners are a minority and not important overall.


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