Digital Chess Clocks

Nowadays it’s hard to imagine a professional tournament or even an amateur game of chess without chess clocks. Chess clocks are used to keep track of the time that each chess player spends on their particular chess move and to make sure that neither player is taking too long during the game.

In professional chess tournaments and competitions, there are specific rules and regulations related to timing. There are limits to the amount of time that each player is allowed to spend on a move and if they take too long, they may face a penalty or even be disqualified. Chess clocks are also used in time-based games such as blitz, where each player must make a specified number of moves within a pre-designated period of time or the game will be forfeit.

You will find two kinds of chess clocks in the market – analog and digital chess clocks. The main difference is in the mechanisms that these clocks use. An analog chess clock is a standard analog clock with a flag that will tell players the exact moment that their time is up; analog clocks use mechanical parts to set timers. What makes the clocks digital? The digital display and the electronic timer.The first digital clocks began to be used in chess in 1973, and today there are many more types of digital chess clocks available than ever before.  

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Benefits of Using Digital Chess Clocks

Today, digital clocks are more popular than analog ones due to their convenience. Many players prefer to use digital chess clocks for tournament play as well as non-professional competitive play. Digital chess clocks are more accurate than analog ones and depending on the price, you can get a digital chess clock that does way more than simply timing (e.g. blitz mode, delays, etc.).  At Kaoori, you will find digital chess clocks with different designs and color solutions and in different price ranges.  Read More