14-Jan 2019 Certabo IOS app is now available for Iphone and Ipad !
Our Certabo app is now also available on Itunes store. This app allows to transform and use screen of your Iphone or Ipad as remote display for Certabo chessboard when connected to a Pi. Simply connect your Raspberry Pi to Certabo chessboard and start it. Open the App on the phone, connect wireless over wifi to your chessboard and start playing on your Iphone and Ipad. Follow the QR code on download page to get the Ios app to your mobile IOS device.
14-Jan 2019 Certabo software 2.7 version is now also on Raspberry Pi3
The Raspberry Pi3 Certabo software is now aligned to version 2.7! Enjoy the great features of the 2.7 version like multi engines selection, Random Fisher option etc. on Pi3. In addition, more than 50 chess engines are already embedded in the Pi3 version and also opening book has been added to be used with some of them. You do not even need the display you can use our App available for Android and Iphone and connect wireless to Pi. Grab the 2.7 for Pi on download page.
03-Jan 2019 Certabo software 2.7 version is now available for MAC OSx
The Certabo software is now available for MAC OSx too! From the new 2.7 version the mac users can enjoy all the latest features of Certabo software. Grab it on download page.
27-Dec. 2018 Certabo PC software 2.7 version has been released
Further great improvements to Certabo PC software! The new 2.7 version has been released. With new release the Fisher Random ( also called Chess960) playing mode has been implemented. This is opening many further intriguing playing and study possibilities. New broadcasting modality has also been added so now with Certabo boards you can easily broadcast your games over internet. With purchase of Certabo board you will get access to our servers @broadcast.certabo.com and you can create your own tournaments, add your logo, create your games whatever you play human vs human or human vs engines. Other new features are possibility of adding a custom sound warning when engine move is done, improvements in stalemate recognition, five fold and insufficient material indication too. Get new release as usual on download page
17-Dec. 2018 Chess for Android: Certabo Support
The world famous Aart Bik's "Chess for Android" chess app with more than 10 millions download is now supporting the Certabo chessboards from next release available in few days. You can now directly connect the Certabo chessboard to the phone or tablet and it will also provide power supply to the chessboard too via usb cable. More information here (pics courtesy of Aart Bik) Chess For android for Certabo.
13-Dec. 2018 Certabo PC software 2.5 version has been released
Further great improvements for Certabo PC software! The new 2.5 version has been released. With new release flipping side board option has been added so no need to rotate board to play with black all will be rotated physical and virtual board. New "Use board status" option has been added. Now you can put pieces on the board and start from any position playing against human or engines select white or black, etc. very good for game analysis. Recognition algorithm has been even further improved now you can play very fast between humans and you can even do black and white move at same time. Also now is possible to directly load your PGN file so any game you may have you can just drop in Certabo saved game directory, resume from software and then decide how to play human engine white black etc. Get new release as usual on download page
10-Dec. 2018 Certabo CURZIO model available!
The new Curzio model has been released for sales. The Curzio board is a standard electronic tournament chessboard, square size 55mm with overall dimension of 50cm x 50cm and its top range model. Curzio chessboards are hand-crafted by very experienced italian luthiers. Each square of pregiate wood is individually cut, assembled and many hours of work result in a unique piece of italian art with standard features of Certabo electronic boards. Many different wood essences are available on order, the chessboard can be ordered with and without leds and they feature very technical finishing like polycarbonate transparent back cover with anodized titanium screws as default.
11-Nov.-2018 2° International Tournment of Vignola
Great success for Certabo chessboards during the 2° International Chess Tournament of Vignola (MO). Certabo chessboards have broadcasted internet live game between international GMs Kantans, Solomon, Rombaldoni, Stella Efimov and several other IM and FM. See and play the game at this link Vignola 2018. Vignola has set a record with 293 players, our congratulation to the organiser Club64 Chess Modena Association for the awesome job done and a thank for the support given during the whole weekend. More pics here
06-Nov.-2018 PC Software 2.3 Version Release
Certabo software can now supports user UCI engine and multiple chessboards on single PC
New nice features! Support for user UCI engine has been introduced in PC software. Just copy your UCI engine in the engine directory and simply select it from menu. Multiple boards support on single PC has also been added! Now with just one PC you can run independently several Certabo chessboards in parallel. This feature is adding very interesting option for tournaments and teaching as several human vs. human games can be logged at same time with single PC available on download page
16-Oct.-2018 PC Software 2.1 Version Release
Certabo chessboards are now supporting Houdini 6, Fire 7.1, Leela Chess Zero, Human game and .PGN export
Certabo PC software keeps growing !! The software was further improved and it's now supporting four of most powerful chess engines including the Leela Chess Zero the very new chess engine based on neural network software, the monitored and recorded human vs. human mode and finally the .pgn export of all games... read more
CERTABO is our brand name but in Latin it also means "will compete".
CERTABO is complete range of electronic chessboards with automatic pieces recognition which allows playing against strong chess engines on PC or other peripherals but on stylish traditional wood board designed and manufactured in Italy.
CERTABO chessboards are provided by default with 34 electronic self-adhesive electronic chips. You can transform a standard chess set into an electronic one just by sticking the chips to your preferred chess set whichever it is wood or plastic, and you are ready to play straight out of the box against the most powerful chess engine with the provided software.
CERTABO is anyhow more than that: the sophisticated hardware platform allows fast piece recognition and makes that information available on an open communication protocol for a simple interface to your preferred chess engine and computational hardware.
CERTABO chessboard will always be there to follow you and make your game unforgettable today like tomorrow but always stronger than yesterday. read more on about us.
Have fun and join Certabo community!
The CERTABO Team