Although standardised rules to regulate international competitive chess had begun to take root by the mid 19th century, it was not until 1883 in England that a time device akin to the modern chess clock appeared. This triumph of Victorian era ingenuity solved the vexing issue of players taking exhorbitant amounts of time to make their moves. Henceforth, the battle would be fair, sparing players and spectators from mental and physical exhaustion.
Gambit Chess Supplies stocks Australia's widest range of strictly international name-brand digital and mechanical analogue timers for chess and other games requiring time controls.
For owners of a DGT e-Board or those contemplating purchasing one, the flagship DGT 3000 professional chess clock and revolutionary DGT Pi electronic chess computer with integrated DGT 3000 chess clock functionality can connect to the e-Board.