DGT 3000—Top International FIDE Professional Chess Clock


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The DGT 3000 is the FIDE world championship chess clock and DGT flagship model with extensive options and e-Board or Smart Board connection capability

The DGT 3000 was launched in October 2014 and is the most sophisticated and feature-rich chess clock ever to be released by the innovative Dutch company, with many new options and enhancements.

As well as full FIDE compliance and DGT e-Board connectivity, the DGT 3000 offers a larger display showing more information than previous models, 25 pre-set timing systems, five slots for custom settings and seconds shown from the start.

Befitting its flagship status, the DGT 3000 was the official chess clock of the 2014 world chess championship match in Sochi, Russia between champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and challenger Viswanathan Anand of India.


  • Battery type: 2 x AA 1.5V (included)
  • Battery life: Approximately 5 years
  • Unit size: 155 x 115 x 65 mm
  • Display size: 130 x 35 mm
  • Housing: ABS plastic
  • Colour: Red
  • Accuracy: Within 1 second per hour


User Manual | DGT 3000

Features & Timing Methods

Connects to DGT e-Boards or Smart Boards
Rocking lever move registration mechanism
Approved by World Chess Federation (FIDE)
Maximum number of players 2
Game Timer options
More than one time control (multi periods)
Individual player time handicapping options
Time settings
Bonus settings
Delay settings
Bronstein delay (FIDE)
US delay (USCF)
Mixed systems
Byo-yomi options for Go or Shogi
Maximum time controls with Time settings 4
Maximum time controls with Bonus settings 4
Maximum time controls with Bronstein delay 4
Maximum time controls with US delay 4
Maximum time controls Mixed systems 4
Scrabble® options
Move counter