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  1. Arnel de castro on June 9, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Its just unfortunate that my DGT Centaur’s e-paper display becomes defective and I’m waiting for DGT support team to give advise on what to do as the RESET procedure does not work on my device. For details here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEhYXP3gjzM

  2. Osapersonaltraining on June 9, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    can i save the game and upload it to computer?

  3. eusie59 on June 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    when it goes under 250 I’ll buy it. It’s just to expensive now.

  4. Melody Chest on June 9, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    One thing I do not like about this board and pieces is that the pieces are too light and slide around the board like ice skating! That’s crazy! You cannot play blitz on this surely!

  5. mikyslick on June 9, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    hi from italy… shop in England? where Is this shop? have a link?

  6. Tracy Miller on June 9, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Got one of these, too. I bought a different set of pieces for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pfnuhb9Ss. I also have a Millennium King Performance that I love, in addition to several chess computers from the 80’s and 90’s, such as Mephisto MMV, Novag Citrine, and an Excalibur Grandmaster.

  7. Gerald Murphy on June 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Very nice overview of this set. I too have one and feel it is a quality set that has given me many hours of enjoyment so far and I am sure will continue. I do agree with your comment that it is a little hard on the neophyte player even in the "Friendly Mode". It supposedly modifies it’s playing level to accommodate to your playing style and level. That may be so but it does not give you much leeway and will happly defeat you if you are not paying attention. For the beginning player it may be a little frustrating at first, as it almost always wins. But that is a good teacher and will help you advance. It does have the "Hint" feature that will give you guidance if you desire. A very nice feature. I recently played a game with the "Hint" feature activated. I played only the moves that were recommended by the computer and won the match (Of course, I did not actually win it. The computer won, playing against itself). But it was interesting that it made moves that I would have likely not considered. So it was actually teaching me as well. It is a totally stand alone board so does not require an internet connection, is very light weight so is easily transportable and a carrying bag is available, which I got with mine. If I have any criticism it would be that it does not have notations on the board. A person who has played some chess will know what square their pieces are on and if you are new it will force you to learn notations. But that does not in any way negate the desirability of this set. I would recommend this set without any reservations.

  8. Joesu on June 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    what level did you play?

  9. Girlgeek101 Stamping on June 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I do am tired of playing against screens. 🙂

  10. chris scott on June 9, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Excellent !….i love chess though i am pretty poor at it! Lol…..currently I have a dgt usb board that i think is fantastic…but I would like the centaur for a quick game without the need of a laptop plugged in all the time….very tempting…cheers

  11. Peter Kim on June 9, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    This chess is exactly what I was looking for. Is there a link where I can check the price / order?

  12. Bryan Whitby on June 9, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Great down to earth review.
    The circles that appear dancing around the board when you first switch it on has been implemented by DGT while the Raspberry Pi Zero which operates the board boots up.

  13. Luit Camps on June 9, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the video. Can you play 960 chess?

  14. Chris Judge on June 9, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Can it used for Chess960? Thanks

  15. Grand Bri on June 9, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Can see why chess has become popular again during lockdown and chessboards like this are a great addition.

  16. Sean D on June 9, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for the video mate.
    Just an FYI.. when you play Knight to c3 against the sicilian, instead of playing Knight to f3 as your next move try playing pawn to F4 then Knight to f3 after that..it’s called the grand prix attack and catches a lot of sicilia players off guard. Gives a very dynamic attacking game.
    Anyway..thanks, looking forward to more chess videos

  17. sense on June 9, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    So beautiful and minimalistic but so expensive

  18. Silver Horse on June 9, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Great chess computer,
    The price does seem a bit steep to me, but on the plus side you will never be bored again!

  19. Joél Ramos on June 9, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Dear sir, you purchased this board about a year ago. You said in this video that your rating was about 1190 at the time. Has it helped with your overall play? Is your rating higher now? Cheers, and thank you for this excellent video!

  20. KELTO on June 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you for this video man

  21. Fariborz Amirshahi on June 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you sir. Greetings from Verona – Italy. I just bought it from Amazon and thanks to your guide shall surely make the most of it.

  22. ARH78 on June 9, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    How many levels of callange is there?

  23. gum tree on June 9, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    My First game today with my new DGT Centaur was a Draw. DGT was up a pawn and I sacrificed my knight to get the last pawn. After this only 2 kings left. So we did what all kings do after the troops die. We had a beer and spoke about the war.Then signed the Chess treaty

  24. Polnischer Taco on June 9, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    How Hard is the Friendly Mode? im not playing Chess often But I Beat my friends most of the time in chess. Would I have a Realistic chance to Beat the Computer?

  25. patrolman602 on June 9, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Does it come with an extra queen for pawn promotion… Or is that even possible?

  26. James Jefferson on June 9, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    I can’t do castling. The board keeps flashing

  27. Earl Glass on June 9, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    I have seen this board previously, thanks to your tantalizing presentation, I’m almost tempted to grab one.
    I have the DGT Bluetooth which is within itself very nice too., I do like design and features of this board.
    The Queens Gambit thankfully has caused a resurgence in chess.
    Thanks!

  28. brifli on June 9, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    It’s a long long time since I played chess but seeing this review created a resurgence of interest in me. I think this device is absolutely brilliant but I’m not sure about the price, it’s a bit strong for me. Very, very interesting review though, thanks.

  29. vizke on June 9, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I really like it, but I’m just turned off by the fact that there isn’t a real life match time system, like in a normal tournament. It’s so simple to implement so I don’t really understand why they choose to not implement it.

  30. gum tree on June 9, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Did you add wood pieces to it. I did. It’s great. Much nicer with the wood pieces. The touch feel and the visual aesthetics. I’m loving mine. Only had it about 2 days. Great

  31. Ant Man on June 9, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    That’s a nice looking chess set. I love how the white/grey board contrasts well with the traditionally coloured pieces.

  32. GamingLegends on June 9, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    The muted colour of the board was not appealing at first, after purchasing one, it grew on me. Found it easier to concentrate on the pieces rather than a loud board. Although the reason for those muted coloured squares was to see the lights.

  33. Mattia TORTA on June 9, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks Sir. This is a very great démo . Thanks

  34. Kandi Klover on June 9, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I wish there was a real level adjustment on this like other computer boards instead of just the friendly and tournament style plays with adaptive level.

  35. Kelly Klaas K7SU on June 9, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I need to stop watching videos like this. I’m afraid I’m going to buy one of those!

  36. Jim Bo on June 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the review…I’ve just ordered one👍🏼

  37. Lübke 73 on June 9, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I have the centaur and i love him.

  38. suriyaa sabaribala on June 9, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    can you setup a position and continue from there.

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