The ChessUp board augments your performance by constantly running millions of game strategies and presenting them all to you. Outwardly, it looks like just another chess-board, but sports a computer and a light-matrix under the board’s hood. During gameplay, the board lights up to help you decide which move to make. The ChessUp’s main aim is to build out your strategies, allowing you to become a chess virtuoso regardless of your experience level.
The smart chessboard is powered by the Stockfish open-source chess engine, an AI that can see the future and pan out multiple parallel strategies in mere seconds. It’s capable of plotting out extremely detailed game-plans, taking piece movements, sacrifices, and multiple checkmate scenarios into account, providing you with a winning strategy. The chess board comes with a backlit checkered surface, and controls on the side that let you control the amount of assistance the board’s AI gives you. Designed so that two players can simultaneously learn and play, the ChessUp board uses light-up tiles to help you figure out strategies. The tiles light up to show you every move you can possibly make, outlining bad moves in red, average moves in blue, and great moves in green. The board refines and adapts your strategy as you go, taking you right till the point where either you or your opponent lays out the final checkmate move.
The board unlocks multiple playing styles, letting you either play mano-a-mano, against a computer, or even against another online player. Over time, you can master popular strategies like the Queen’s Gambit, Sicilian Defense, or the King Rook Endgame to defeat your opponent. To enable online playing, the ChessUp board comes with a companion app that lets you virtually play games against millions of other players on lichess.org, a free online chess server for people of varying skill sets. You can even make things more interesting and fast-paced by playing a game of Blitz Chess, where the board automatically times your moves by calculating the intervals between each player’s turn.
Each ChessUp board comes powered by the latest version of the Stockfish AI. Along with its controls, the board measures marginally larger than your average chess board, and has a built-in 2600mAh battery that gives you 12 full hours of gameplay. You can even upgrade your ChessUp to include a velvet pouch for your chess pieces, a mobile stand for playing online games, and even a tote-style carrying bag for your entire ChessUp kit. The kit’s perfect for all skill-levels, and all you really need is an interest in learning the game and honing your strategic approach. The internal AI assists you in developing sound strategies, realizing how to lose battles but win the war, and really perfect your ability to make decisions that have a long-term impact! Also you can check Unique and Unusual Chess Sets