DGT Pegasus

AKA Online game with real pieces

A have been using DGT (DigitalGameTechnology) products for a few years now (DGT non-electronic TimeLess piecesDGT3000LE and had to opportunity to borrow a DGT Centaur for a while) so when I heard the news that DGT would release a dedicated chessboard for online play called DGT Pegasus . . .

. . . I started to safe up money to get one.

So  when it was released I bought one and even made a unboxing video about it.

It's my first unboxing video ever, so with a improvised setup (used my Nikon D7000 with a MF prime 24/2.8 Nikkor) it will look quite non-professional. 

At the time of writing this I have played a few games with it on Lichess and have to say I like the experience. I'm going to add a dedicated DGT Pegasus page to this website to document my experiences, add demonstration video's etc, so stay tuned. 

Some video's from games I played.

To give a user experience impression, I have recorded a few games I played. The video's are very amateur, but video's isn't a thing I do often. 

DGT Pegasus - Lichess Computer Level 2

Connected my DGT Pegasus to a Lichess Computer Level 2 Platform for a quick game and video. Got some connection problems in the beginning. Seems my Lichess sign in had expired (had a previous game but went for a bike ride so connection might be lost). Switched to DGT Offline platform, switched back to Lichess, and was good to go.

DGT Pegasus - online with Lichess against VirtuosoChess (1 of 2)

Connected my DGT Pegasus to a Lichess Platform for a quick game and video.

The game on Lichess : https://lichess.org/ySyYe1e2RxqW

Thanks VirtuosoChess.

DGT Pegasus - online with Lichess against VirtuosoChess (2 of 2)

Connected my DGT Pegasus to a Lichess Platform for a quick game and video.

Link to game on Lichess : https://lichess.org/nVfhGHNakjPQ

Thanks VirtuosoChess.

DGT Pegasus - online with Lichess against decem76

Connected my DGT Pegasus to a Lichess Platform for a quick game and video.

Link to game on Lichess : https://lichess.org/fvfswDmPg0dL

Thanks decem76.

 

Notes to myself: 

  • When playing on your smartphone while recording, switch of notifications, and incoming calls ;-)
  • AF errors. Use a real camera for the games, I recorded it with a spare mobile phone which didn't have manual focus.

. . . to be continued


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