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    This feature already exists on at least Lichess, as they introduced it in this blog post. But DGT boards and pieces are expensive, so this should be a cheaper alternative.

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      AFAIK all the big chess sites and all the major desktop chess software packages have supported DGT boards for years. For example, here’s chess.com’s help page for DGT.

      I would be extremely wary of trusting someone’s GitHub computer-vision project with any rated game, though.

      And for anyone wondering what “expensive” means in this context: a decent base-level DGT setup (board, pieces, and clock/computer) will run typically USD$500. Which sounds expensive, but compared to what people often pay for other chess-related materials isn’t that bad. For example, ChessBase (software + games database + subscription to their other materials) is more or less a necessity for serious players, and is a couple hundred euro to get started with, plus recurring subscription fees.

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        $500 is not a sum I’d spend lightly, but that varies on a person-by-person basis. I bought two foldable boards with pieces and a digital new clock for about CHF150, which is a lot less than the DGT digital boards.

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          See my edit – for people who are really into chess and getting serious about playing, $500 is not that much money to be spending on something that might improve their game (and many people do report that they need to practice with a real board/pieces because they struggle coming back to a physical board if they play online too much).

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      I’ll be sure to test this today. Video’s in the README look interesting.

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        Couldn’t get it to click for my moves (no error), but works for the rest (recognition).