The new electronic chess computer from ChessBaron is a game changer with several killer functions in the product. In a genre crying out for better products – this one exceeds all expectations and ticks all required boxes with some more to boot.
The new computer has crystal clear graphics (al last – no more straining to see the pieces), and has several features that really make it stand out from the crowd. There’s a second chess computer engine for variety and a means to play against thousands of online players through the selection of 10, 15, 20 minute times games and other other options too – LIVE against other players! What a killer function. It accomplishes this through WiFi connections.
The other killer function that we’ve been waiting for for years is the rechargable battery pack just like a laptop. Up til now all chess computers have rub either on mains or by battery. When the battery ran out we had to replace them. But this model is rechargable and the battery life is several hours.
OK – here’s the link: chessbaron.co.uk/chess-CM2028.htm
Released on Sept 7th 2013 is a new utility to suggest your best moves to beat the chess computer running at it’s highest setting. The purpose is to show that humans are still the kings when it comes to chess strategy. Well, we hope so anyway. Check it out – and make your valued chess move suggestions to save the dignity of the human race! Here’s the page: Chess Puzzle Move Suggestions
We’re pleased to announce the availability of The World Championship Chess Set. This has been designed around the world championship tournament in which Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has fought for the right to challenge the reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand. With great anticipation, the match will be completed in 2013 in India.
The chess set design is strongly staunton and departs from the norm only in the simplicity of the design and in the colour of the felt underlay (black and white corresponding). It’s an innovative move and the result is something very pleasing to the eye and has a good tactile experience.
New range of chess sets for blind chess players in cooperation with the Braille Chess Association (just two to start with). Here’s the link: Chess for Blind. The sets are designed in accordance with the Braille Chess Assoc. requirements for blind chess: The dark squares are raised so as to be noted by the blind player and the darker pieces have slight spikes (not sharp!) to designate their colour.
The pieces all have dowells and are inserted into a hole which exists in each square. The sets initially come in two sizes – a 10″ square set and a 13″ square set. The cabinet is a fine quality solid sheesham wood and is quite beautiful in appearance.
May 30th 2013: The Novag Citrine and Citrine Senator chess computers are now in stock.
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