The universal genius among chess computers. With 81 LEDs for move display, The King software, adaptive levels & Chess960. Play online via ChessLink module.

With this chess computer you play like a king! The new The King COMPETITION contains the legendary chess program The King by Johan de Koning.

With its modern design in a robust 17.2 x 17.2 inches plastic case, it is perfect for playing at home. The chessboard offers highly comfortable playing fun with 81 LEDs for move indication and especially smooth pressure sensor technology. With The King COMPETITION you can play either classic chess or the popular Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess) variant according to the official FIDE rules.

The device offers 4 adaptive game levels that flexibly adjust to your abilities. On the entry level "Games & Victories" even chess novices have fun playing with the computer, here it is easy to defeat. In addition, there are the ELO levels, where you get an approximate estimate of your own rating. Up to 9 games can be saved. The division of the menu system into a comfort and an expert mode is helpful to easily find your way around the extensive feature set. Another feature: the brightness of the LEDs can be adjusted perfectly to the ambient brightness in several steps.

Play Chess Online

Using the ChessLink module and free apps, you can play online on Lichess and For professional tournaments, you can use the platform. You play directly on the board - against millions of people around the world! Your opponent's moves are displayed with the LEDs on the board. Enjoy real gaming experience and concentration while playing online like never before. 

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Technical Data

Suitable for all chess lovers, from children to international champions

Playing strength For early beginners up to > 2500 ELO (according to SSDF)

Pieces included Yes, chess pieces with felt and weights

Additional pieces 2 queens additionally included

Magnetic pieces No

Piece compartment Bag for the storage of the game pieces included

Dimensions chessboard 32 x 32 cm

Size per playing field 4 x 4 cm

King height 7,2 cm

Chessboard technology Pressure Sensor Board, Millennium HighSensity Technology

Display with illumination Yes, multi-stage dimmable, can be switched off, 2.13 x 1.06 inches

Processor ARM Cortex M7, 300 MHz Processor

CPU clock frequency from 10 - 300 MHz variably adjustable

RAM 384 KB

Connection board computer Standard mini-Din cable, 4 pin, cable included

Program The King, 2020 2.61/1.40

Author Johan de Koning

Current software 2021

Device languages 7 (DE / GB / FR / NL / ES / IT / RU)

Menu system Text-based / Graphic, All device languages

Updateable Yes, via USB

Batteries required No

Power supply connection Yes, 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz Input - 9V 1A Output

Power supply included Yes, with interchangeable attachments for EU / UK / US / AUS

Dimensions chessboard 40 x 40 x 2 cm

Dimensions computer unit 18 x 14 x 5,5 cm

Length connecting cable 100 cm

Article weight 1,94 KG

Dimensions of packaging 43 x 43 x 13,5 cm

Model number M831

Age recommended by manufacturer 6 years & up

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