Enschede, (Netherlands) 1 Februari 2005.
DGT Projects, the world leading company
in the development and distribution of digital chess equipment, announce a
long term co-operation with World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik
A new DGT product line “Kramnik´s choice” including a rosewood
electronic chess board, a set of brand new chess pieces and the latest
innovation of digital chess clock, DGL XL “Kramnik”, will be available
by June 1st.
The World Chess Champion takes actively part in the development of
new digital chess equipment. Director of DGT Albert Vasse said: “We are
very happy to use the experience of chess professional of the highest
level, in order to further improve our products”.
Kramnik himself is using the products of DGT for competition and
preparation on a regular basis. He identifies with the aim of DGT Projects
to bring the highest quality into the world of chess.
The agreements include the patronage of the 29 years old Moscovite over
the first “DGT ChessLab classroom” in Enschede (Netherlands). The
“DGT ChessLab” is fully equipped with electronic boards. The
traditional demonstration board is replaced by a projection screen and all
activities on the student boards are registered by the computer.
In the future DGT Projects plans to provide the concept of the
“ChessLab” to all interested chess schools and federations world wide.
Last evening Kramnik officially opened the classroom by giving a lesson to
a selected group of talented young players from the Enschede region. The
World Chess Champion demonstrated his exiting game against Alexander
Grischuk, played just 3 days before at the Corus tournament. The
Grandmaster answered all kinds of questions by the young Dutch players
concerning his career and gave advise how to improve their game and fast
forward their chess development.
DGT Projects, founded in 1993, developed the DGT 2000, the official FIDE
electronic chess clock. The DGT electronic chess board and ToMa software
are the standard equipment to live internet broadcasting. Website: www.dgtprojects.com
Vladimir Kramnik, born 25 June 1975, became the 14th
World Chess Champion by defeating Garry Kasparov, London 2000, defended
his title against Peter Leko, 2004 in Brissago, Switzerland. Website: www.kramnik.com