Natural playing feel

The fully automatic piece recognition and the move display by means of 81 LEDs enable a completely natural game feeling. There is no need to press on the pieces to enter the move, which is common for chess computers. Here you can move the pieces naturally and even drag them. You don't have to look away from the board to enter your opponent's moves. So your concentration stays where it should be - on the game!

Further advantages of the piece recognition:

  • The board always knows which piece is where. If a piece falls over, the affected square flashes immediately. A change of view between display/screen and board is no longer necessary.
  • Training setups are very easy: for example, you can play with only pawns and king - set up the pieces, confirm the position, start.
  • You use apps to play online on the board? First of all, the board shows all moves via the LEDs, so you can safely ignore the cell phone display. But even if you place a piece one square too short, for example, the board notices this immediately and lights up the corresponding square. Convenience and user-friendliness increase significantly, since operating errors are excluded.

Once you have experienced the comfort of automatic piece recognition, you will never want to do without it again!D


The ChessGenius Exclusive contains - eponymously - one of the most famous chess engines of all times: ChessGenius by Richard Lang

With his 10 world championship titles in computer chess, the Englishman is without a doubt considered one of the most successful chess programmers of all time. His legendary program ChessGenius achieved the historic first victory of a chess program over a reigning world chess champion in an official tournament on August 31, 1994: world champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by 1.5 : 0.5 points at the Intel Grand Prix tournament in London. 

In the latest version, ChessGenius can not only abandon its game in a hopeless situation, but also offer a draw. The engine is rightly considered an absolute classic of computer chess and offers, among other things, 2 opening libraries as well as 7 additional special books, with which you can train, for example, popular openings such as the Queen's Gambit.

Bluetooth module for connecting mobile devices


Play online

Get the authentic chess feeling and play online chess on the real chess board. Connect your board via the ChessLink module to one of three free apps (ChessLink,, White Pawn) and find an opponent on or or

Explore online apps 

Or connect your board to one of several offline chess programs such as HIARCS or Chess for Android.

Explore chess programs 

The connection between the board and your (mobile) device is established via the optional Bluetooth module ChessLink.

Current software status: Version C23, 2018
Chess specific features:
Suitable for: All chess lovers and chess sport enthusiasts who value an official tournament size chess board.
Playing strength: Up to over 2300 ELO
Additional pieces: 2 queens additionally included
Pieces included: Yes, handmade real wood premium chess pieces with integrated RFID chip, piece felt and weights
Magnetic Pieces : No
Piece compartment: No, piece storage in premium packaging
Measurements of chess board: 32 x 32 cm / 12,6 x 12,6 inch
King's height: 7,1 cm / 2,83 inch
Chess board technology: Ultra-fast RFID piece recognition
Move indication: 81 LEDs (4 per chessboard), dimmable
Display with lighting : Yes, multilevel dimming
Processor: ARM Cortex M7, 300 MHz processor
CPU clock frequency: From 50 - 300 MHz variably adjustable
Connection board computer: Standard mini-Din cable, 4 pin
RAM: 384 KB
Program: ChessGenius
Author: Richard Lang
Device languages: 7 (DEU / ENG / FRA / DUT / SPA / ITA / RUS)
Menu system: Text-based / Graphic, all device languages
Updateable Software : Yes, via USB
Play online:
Necessary accessories: ChessLink Modul M822
Required app: ChessLink App for Lichess; Android App
Compatible mobile devices: Android devices from Android 6.0 with Bluetooth BLE; iOS devices; Tornelo via Windows PC
Supported servers:,,
Power supply:
Batteries necessary: No
Power supply included: Yes, with interchangeable attachments for EU / UK / US
Power supply connection: Yes, 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz Input - 9V 1A Output
Dimensions & weights:
Dimensions computer unit: 15,5 x 10,5 x 8,5 cm / 6.1 x 4.13 x 3,35 inches
Length connection cable: 39.37 inches
Article weight: 1,9 kg
Model number & age recommendation:
Model number: M820
Age recommended by manufacturer: 6 Years & Up

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Chess computer integrated: Yes Online chess: Yes, bluetooth via ChessLink Chess board technology: Piece recognition LED move detection: Yes Material: Real wood Board size:
Chess Classics Exclusive
Chess computer with The King & ChessGenius and Exclusive Board


Extensions & Accessories

Chess computer integrated: Yes Material: Real wood
Chess Classics Element
Chess computer module with The King & ChessGenius

Battery pack

Bluetooth module for connecting mobile devices

Material: Real wood
Luxe Cabinet
Pedestal with drawer for Exclusive and Performance chessboards


Spare Parts

Chess board technology: Piece recognition Material: Real wood
Pieces for Exclusive chess boards
Figures with RFID piece recognition chips

Chess board technology: Piece recognition LED move detection: Yes Material: Real wood Board size:
Exclusive chessboard
Exclusive board with piece recognition

Connecting Cable Chess Genius Exclusive
Connection cable for chessboard and modules

DC Switch Cable ChessGenius Exclusive
Cable adapter with ON/OFF switch

Power supply 9V for chess computer
Power supply with interchangeable attachments for EU, US, UK and AUS