DGT Product Development found a way to increase the weight of electronic chess pieces that adds around 200-250 gram per set.
Placing metal weights in the handcrafted pieces is impossible as it interferes with the frequencies but a solution was found using a very special compound material that significantly increases the weight of regular electronic DGT sets. Many players prefer a slightly heavier feel of a piece when they make a move.
Traditional DGT sets Timeless, Classic, Royal and Ebony as well as the official FIDE set, are now available both as regular electronic set and as weighted electronic set. Below list gives an indication of the set weights. Stated weights are for indication only and may vary from set to set.
|Regular set||Weighted set|
|Ebony||700 g / 24.7 oz||940 g / 32.8 oz|
|Classic||730 g / 25.6 oz||940 g / 32.8 oz|
|Royal||750 g / 26.6 oz||990 g / 34.6 oz|
|Timeless||670 g / 23.6 oz||920 g / 32.5 oz|
|FIDE||840 g / 33.0 oz||990 g / 39.0 oz|
|Venus||850 g / 30.0 oz||N/A|