Weighted electronic chess pieces


DGT Product Development found a way to increase the weight of electronic chess pieces that adds around 220-260 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. Please note that stated weights are for indication only and may vary from set to set as natural products are used and the sets are handmade.

  Regular set Weighted set
Ebony 730 g / 25.8 oz 985 g / 34.7 oz
Classic 725 g / 25.6 oz 960 g / 33.9 oz
Royal 760 g / 26.8 oz 1000 g / 35.3 oz
Timeless 680 g / 24.0 oz 920 g / 32.5 oz
FIDE 780 g / 27.5 oz 1000 g / 35.3 oz
Plastic Not applicable 990 g / 34.9 oz


For an overview of all DGT electronic chess sets see this page



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