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DGT Clocks Evolution

  1. 1. DGT Evolution By: GmXian Xavier
  2. 2. DGT Evolution The DGT 960 in new colors black and red is available from April 2013. This model will gradually replace the original white/orange DGT 960 version. It has been a solid choice for players wanting an ultra-compact clock with a wide variety of features including international FIDE standards.
  3. 3. 1985: The first DGT In 1992, DGT clock was built in by Vasse The first Bulsink was contacted thechess With a mutual friend, Paul Arentz, midteacherBen investigated thetime, he was '80s Bulsink Bulsink. AtAlbertoptionswho a and by and organizer that Vasse, for would become DGTelectronic manager of student at the Technical University Twente mass producing an Projects' chess clock. marketing and sales. in Enschede,left the company. After he is Arentz later the Netherlands; now the In the book of the first Melody the Melody R&D manager of DGT Projects. Amber positive reaction to the DGT at tournament, Vasse read that the met with The clock was reviewed by the magazine of Amber tournament, the partners tournament's sponsor, Joop who the Dutch of the Federation, van called it board Chess World Chess Federation Oosterom, wantedtheuse the Fischer "the perfectwas at clock." There was one (FIDE). This chess to start of the 1993 timingchampionship next tournament. problem, however: The clock was world system in the match between Vasse and Bulsink offered to build the handmade, andand Jan Timman. Two Anatoly Karpov much too expensive for clocks for thatat the FIDE After only about the average chess player. General got the months later, tournament. They Assembly job. these clocks were made, Bulsink 60Curitiba, Brazil, awarded a three year in of moved on to a job at the to produce "the contract to DGT Projects university. official FIDE chess clock."
  4. 4. 1994: The DGT Fide Clock One example isintroduced in 1994, many DGT only easy to • Since it was the large lever on top. It's not FIDE Chess hit Clocks have been sold around the world.it clearly was in blitz or time-scramble situations, but The clock shows which player's turn withto move - from up to 20 created in cooperation it is the World Chess meters away. (FIDE), and is the only digital clock that fully Federation conforms with the FIDE Laws of Chess. The DGT Fide clock haswastiming systems suitedto be • The DGT FIDE clock 12 the first digital clock for chess and many other games like xiangqi (chinese widely scrabble®, the chess community, easy to chess), go,accepted in checkers, etc. It is very although attempts to introduce an electronic chess clock had use, and electronically accurate. The DGT adds a new been made since the '70s. The DGT clock was succesful dimension of excitement to your game! where others failed because it was developed from a This model was replaced by the DGT 2000 in 1998. chess player's point of view.
  5. 5. 1994: The DGT Plus Clock The DGT Plus's buzzer option in also useful in chess. Since the Plus was developed is 1994 in special cooperation with introduction of the Fischer and FIDEfor use in the European Go the European Go Federation (EGF), timing methods, players can approach the time limit manyThe DGT Plus has the ability to championship in Maastricht. times during a game. The buzzer helps players make their movesof atime without requiring them make a sound at the approach in time limit - a short buzz at 10, to 4, 3 or 2 seconds and take their concentration away from last 5, look at the clock before 0.00, and a long buzz during the the board. second. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) acknowledged the value of Why did the EGF ask for this feature? The standard Go this feature. FIDE's new Laws of Chess,has always required an tournament timing method byo-yomi enacted by the General Assembly in a stopwatchthatstand by thesignal isnear the end of arbiter with 1996, state to an audible board allowed at the approach of the time limit. game's last seconds. This allows the the game and announce the player to keep replaced by the the XL and not manufactured The DGT Plus isconcentrating on DGT board, rather than watching the clock anymore. (i.e., a standard chess clock). The DGT Plus makes this manual announcement unnecessary.
  6. 6. 1996: The DGT Topmatch Clock The DGT TopMatch Clock is similar to the famous DGT FIDE chess clock, with an added serial interface that allows it to connect to the DGT electronic Chessboard. This model is replaced by the DGT XL and not manufactured anymore.
  7. 7. 1998: The DGT 2000 Clock The DGT 2000 introduced several minor improvements over the DGT Fide model, including more clear and robust displays. As proven top-quality product, it is still used in many tournaments all over the world. The DGT 2000 was the best selling digital chess clock ever with over 250.000 clocks sold world wide. It was replaced by the DGT 2010 and is no longer produced.
  8. 8. 2001: The DGT DigiBlitz Clock Especially for personal use, DGT Projects developed the DigiBlitz. With large displays, an optional buzzer, count down and count up timing methods, this model offers much for a low price. Not manufactured anymore, now we offer the DGT Easy Game Timer.
  9. 9. 2003: The DGT XL Clock The DGT XL, was introduced during the Dutch Team Playoffs in 2003. It is based on ten years of experience in the chess market. The clock has extra large displays, an option to display messages (great for internet chess), more timing methods, including an upcount method for use with Scrabble®, easier operation, a buzzer and it connects to the DGT electronic chess board too.
  10. 10. 2005: The DGT Easy and DGT Easy Plus Clock The DGT Easy and the DGT Easy Plus were introduced in 2005. The Easy Plus includes the possibility of delaying the countdown or adding extra time with each move. The DGT Easy is thé digital chess clock for everybody and for every game. It combines high quality with absolute simplicity and is player friendly. The DGT Easy is ideally suited for chess clubs, schools and home use. In 2007 the DGT Easy clocks were redesigned in new and sparkling colors!
  11. 11. 2007: The DGT 2010 Clock The DGT 2010 was introduced in 2007 and received the status of `official FIDE chess clock`in June 2008 after four top-level arbiters conducted tests and concluded that the clock is in full accordance with all FIDE rules and regulations. The DGT 2010 is the successor of the DGT 2000. An improved version of the DGT 2010 was released in October 2010. To distinguish it from the previous model the new model has blue buttons.
  12. 12. 2008: The DGT960 Foldable Clock This game timer was developed as a handy foldable pocketsize chess clock with a Chess960 randomizer to automatically generate Chess960 starting positions. Chess960 was introduced by Bobby Fisher. In 2009 the Presidential Board of the World Chess Federation FIDE accepted the rules for Chess960 (or Fischer Random Chess) as the only other variation of chess and included it as an appendix to the Laws of Chess.
  13. 13. 2010: The DGT CUBE A great new concept introducing a game timer that can be used with all boardgames, cardgames or other games. The Cube has six clocks, one on each side, for a maximum of six players. Each clock can be set with an individual time for each player. Options include gametimer and movetimer settings.
  14. 14. 2011: The DGT Pyramid The DGT Pyramid is a simpler version of its big brother the DGT Cube with only four clocks, one on each side, for a maximum of four players.
  15. 15. This handy pocket timer has the idea of former World Chess Champion Bobby DGT960 chess Chess960 generator. Press the 960 The revolutionaryFischer has been the most important improvement button a great gadget chosen clock is and a randomlyand the in chess in item for any chess Chess960 starting 500 years. perfect giftthe lastposition will be shown player. on the display. Chess960 is With Chess960 to play! the only other form of must that  The new wayplayers chess start creative thinking from the first is Generate random Chess960  officially recognized by the move Chess Federation about Worldas any knowledge FIDE. the starting positions theory of chess openings is not Every display for from a different  Big game startseasy viewing useless. and delay timing position Chess960 brings many  Bonusand the chess pieces are chess lovers back to different placed in one of 960 the chess included possible starting board.  Easy to set positions.
  16. 16. The Advantages Of Using Chess Clocks
  17. 17. The Advantages Of Using Chess Clocks Any tournament player will tell you that a good chess clock is just as important as the board and pieces. What constitutes a good chess clock can often be the subject of heated debate. This is because there a variety of designs and types of chess clocks to choose from and everybody has their personal preference.
  18. 18. Chess Clocks In Play Chess clocks are the most using a reason Many casual players used obviouschess clocks Tournamentsare alsopreferto handicap games. If one player chess clocks. Each player has as well. Lightening stronger than their the people use is much and blitz games are popular opponent, heavily on chess clocks. In lightening and rely onthey time to have 5 minutes to same amount ofmay onlycomplete either a set complete moves will have entire game. has games thethe game for the between 1 and 3 15 number of players orwhile their opponent If one or 20 runs out minutes each to complete the game. game. It playerminutes. of time, they lose the Blitz usesis time controls ensure the players have per side. a good way tobetween 3 to 10 minutesa fair game.
  19. 19. Chess Clocks As Training Tools Chess clocks have been around for years ensure Many instructors use chess clocks to helpand are as important a part of the game as the pieces pupils have memorized various opening lines. By themselves. you haven’t on the opening putting strictIftime controls played chess on the clock, you are missing out on easily the most sequence of moves, they can one ofdetermine exhilarating aspects of the game. how efficiently a student has mastered an opening. The same methods are also employed in end games to evaluate how well the student understands various principles.