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DGT 10104 EASY PLUS Chess Clock

DGT 10104 EASY PLUS Chess Clock

The DGT Easy Plus combines high quality with absolute simplicity and a sturdy and elegant design. Easy to program and easy to use, it features handy...

$54.95 CAD


DGT Pi

DGT Pi

Not only is the DGT Pi a fully functional DGT3000 clock, but it includes 8 different chess engines: Stockfish, Texel, Arasan, Zurichess, Claudia,...

$385.00 CAD


DGT Travel Timer

DGT Travel Timer

The DGT Travel Timer has move timer, game timer options and it includes bonus settings and delay settings. This folding compact timer is the...

$49.95 CAD

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DGT 10167 EASY Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

DGT 10167 EASY Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

The DGT Easy is quite simply a digital clock that is easy to set up. The Easy clock is a combination of simplicity and function. This popular...

$47.95 CAD


DGT 10168 EASY Chess Clock - Black Beyond

DGT 10168 EASY Chess Clock - Black Beyond

The DGT Easy is quite simply a digital clock that is easy to set up. The Easy clock is a combination of simplicity and function. This popular...

$47.95 CAD


DGT 10630 North American

DGT 10630 North American

The new DGT North American is perfect for speed chess, bullet chess, or many variations of tournament time controls – also for Go, Checkers...

$72.95 CAD


DGT 2010 Professional Digital Chess Clock

DGT 2010 Professional Digital Chess Clock

The DGT 2010 is the official chess clock of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The game timer was introduced in 2007 and received the status of...

$99.95 CAD

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DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock

DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock

OUT OF STOCK UNTIL MID 2024. The DGT3000 is the world’s most advanced digital chess clock. It was used in the November 2014 World Chess...

$145.00 CAD

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Chess Timers

“Sir, the slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is insufferable.”
Henry Thomas Buckle


The quote by Buckle gives us some insight into the inspiration for the invention of the chess clock – first used at a tournament in Baden-Baden Germany in 1870. Over a long time these typically wooden clocks served to limit a certain number of moves to a particular time limit. The problem with this is that many players left too little time for their last several moves before “time control”. In the very little time remaining before the time control the game resembled a blitz (5 minutes per side) game. Many players felt that this lessened the quality of the game.

In response to the time control problem, players like David Bronstein of the USSR and Bobby Fischer of the USA proposed using a clock with incremental time controls – that of course only came into being with the advent of the digital clock in the late 20th century.

Today the original analog clock is typically used in chess tournaments for kids and in some club tournaments. Digital clocks are now very commonly used in rated tournaments. The wooden digital clocks provide the best of both worlds ... all sorts of possible time controls in a very attractive and classy timepiece.



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