ChessnuTech Q&A: Exploring Your Chess and Technology Questions

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Our team is a proud and passionate group of experienced engineers and technicians, who bring years of software and hardware development experience to the table. We have our own factories, which gives us an advantage in controlling the quality of our products and the supply chain. Our young and energetic team is dedicated to bringing products and services to a higher level. We have an open and innovative mindset, which allows us to make a difference in the current chess market. We strive to stay ahead of the competition and provide our customers with the best customer experience possible.
Welcome to our O&A page! Here you can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our website, products, and services.
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What applications software are currently integrated?
We have integrated Chess.com, Lichess, ChessKid, and Chessable.
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Is the AI built into the board or do you need a phone/tablet?
EVO is an all-in-one device equipped with MAIA, allowing direct gameplay against AI.
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Why are the chess pieces unstable?
The chess piece may bulge at the bottomdue to the expansion and contraction of the internalair caused by temperature changes.Please press the bottom with your fingertips. For detailed instructions on this procedure, please refer to the following link: https://youtu.be/sQ09Z03_DLU.
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Does EVO support multiple languages?
Currently, we support the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian ,and Spanish. We plan to gradually add more language options in the future.
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What is the payment model for ChessMind's engine training service?
ChessMind's engine training service offers two payment models: one is a subscription-based plan, allowing unlimited engine training throughout the subscription period. The other option involves payment per usage. Users who haven't subscribed under the first model may see an expiration notice, but as long as there are gifted sessions, engine training can proceed as usual.
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Can the training engine be connected to other devices for use?
We currently do not support exporting the trained engine for external device use.
What is "APK"?
An APK (Android Package) is an installation file for Android applications. Since Evo does not support GMS, you cannot download and install Google services such as the Play Store. If you wish to install third-party apps, you'll need to visit the official websites of the respective apps using a browser to download their provided APK files. Alternatively, you can explore large third-party app marketplaces, such as Aptoide, for additional options.
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What is the ELO rating?
The ELO rating for Stockfish 16 ranges from 600 to 2850, Maia rating ranges from 1100 to 1900.
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Is it possible to create multiple accounts?
EVO allows you to log in with different accounts, and the content for each account is independent.
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Differences Between EVO, Chessnut Air, Air+, and Pro?
EVO is an all-in-one device equipped with MAIA, allowing direct gameplay against AI. Chessnut Air, Air+, and Pro, on the other hand, do not have built-in AI. If you wish to play against the Al chess engine, you would need a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.
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Will the board interface with Chess.com and Lichess?
Sure, you can use our chessboard to play on Chess.com and Lichess. You can play on these platforms using our app or some third-party apps such as WhitePawn that have online gaming functionality.
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Is the AI built into the board or do you need a phone/tablet?
There is no AI built in our chessboard, you need a PC/mac/phone/tablet if you want to play against the Al chess engine. If you are interested in learning more about the chessboard with built-in AI, please visit our official website under the "Chess Computer" section.
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Is possible to livestream with it?
We have livestream function in our APP, you can easily generate a link and share it to wherever you want, it is a HTML5 page which can show the moves in real time.
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Why can't I connect to Bluetooth?
Please check whether you have granted the necessary permissions to the app and turned on the required features.
1. Enable GPS on your phone,the BLE connection relies on GPS.
2. Grant location permission to the app
3. You don't need to pair it in your Bluetooth settings as the usual Bluetooth devices. Just go to our apps and click the Bluetooth icon in the upper right corner, it will automatically search and connect to the device.
4. Ensure the blue LED on the board is flashing. If not, short press the power button to enable it.
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Why are the chess pieces not stable?
The chess piece may bulge at the bottomdue to the expansion and contraction of the internalair caused by temperature changes.Please press the bottom with your fingertips. For detailed instructions on this procedure, please refer to the following link: https://youtu.be/sQ09Z03_DLU.
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Does the Chessnut App support multiple languages?
Currently, our app does not support multiple languages; it is available only in English. However, we do support various third-party apps, and some of them offer multilingual support: https://www.chessnutech.com/pages/apps
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What are the differences between Chessnut Air and Air+?
Common features: They share the same usage pattern, and the chessboard dimensions are identical.
Differences:
They differ in material composition. The Chessnut Air chessboard is constructed with a combination of wood and plastic panels, with plastic chess pieces. On the other hand, the Chessnut Air+ features an all-wood construction for both the chessboard and pieces.
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Differences between Chessnut Air+ and Pro?
Common features: They share the same usage method, both the chessboard and pieces are entirely made of wood.
Differences:
The chessboard sizes vary, with Chessnut Air+ measuring 33cm x 33cm x 1.8cm, and Chessnut Pro measuring 55cm x 55cm x 2cm.
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Differences between Chessnut Air and Pro?
Common Features: Their usage methods are the same.
Differences:
1. They differ in chessboard size; Chessnut Air measures 33cm x 33cm x 1.8cm, while Chessnut Pro measures 55cm x 55cm x 2cm.
2. They have different materials; Chessnut Air's chessboard is constructed with wood and a plastic panel, and the pieces are made of plastic. In contrast, Chessnut Pro's chessboard and pieces are entirely crafted from wood.
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Is there a physical retail store, and if so, where is it located?
Currently, we do not have any physical offline stores; we only support ordering through our official online store.
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Will this work with any chess pieces or will it require chessnut pieces? If it requires chessnut pieces will there be a place to purchase replacements?
Because there are chips in the pieces for recognition, it is required to use Chessnut pieces. We have Chessnut chess pieces available on our official store, where you can purchase replacements.
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What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, as well as PayPal and Apple Pay.
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How to Clean the Chessboard?
We recommend using a small amount of water for wiping.
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What are the suitable materials for adding weight to DIY chess pieces?
Due to limitations in the EMR recognition system, we cannot use metal-weighted chess pieces. Instead, we recommend using materials such as cement, sand, or barium sulfate for weighting.
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Will using the Chessnut App be considered cheating by the website?
No, we will not provide any assistive features or modify any user data on the website.
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How long does shipping take?
Shipping times vary depending on your location and the shipping method you choose at checkout. Standard shipping to the US&EU typically takes 5-7 business days.For other regions, the shipping time is approximately 10-15 business days.
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Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, we ship internationally to most countries. However, please note that shipping times and fees may vary depending on your location.
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Why is it not possible to track the logistics status of packages sent from China?
Due to our cooperative freight agent shipping a large batch of parcels from China to your country, detailed logistics updates may not be available during transit. The package's logistics status will only be updated once it has been scanned at the local post office upon arrival.
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Why is it necessary to provide a tax identification number?
For parcels dispatched from China, in certain countries, customers may be kindly requested to furnish their tax identification numbers to assist in the smooth clearance of customs procedures. Rest assured, the provided information is exclusively utilized for shipping purposes and is handled with the utmost confidentiality. The requested documentation is essential for the shipping company's requirements. Failure to provide these documents may result in the shipping company refusing to accept the package to mitigate the risk of potential loss during transit.
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What is the estimated shipping time for pre-sale products?
Due to varying shipment schedules for different batches of our pre-sale products, you can inquire about the estimated shipping time through the product page or by contacting customer service. Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring timely deliveries.
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