International Chess Federation
Monday, 19 Feb 2024 10:56
FIDE Endorses ChessNoteR N6 & N9 devices

FIDE Technical Commission is delighted to announce that the FIDE Council has officially endorsed the ChessNoteR N6 and N9 devices (MB-2024-02).

Developed by Black Mirror Studio, the ChessNoteR ( is a groundbreaking approach to digitizing chess notations for offline gameplay. Deployed on two specially customized Android devices, the NEXUS 6 and NEXUS 9, this solution ensures heightened security and efficiency. The exclusive focus on the ChessNoteR software and essential device settings significantly enhances fair play measures in tournament conditions.

Key features of these devices include streamlined tournament and opponent management, versatile board setting options, and the capability to easily transfer games to computers. Such innovations promise to benefit players in competitive settings substantially.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to IA Arasu B, IA Dinu-Ioan Nicula, and IA Hendrik du Toit of the FIDE Technical Commission for their diligent evaluation of these devices.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact Hendrik du Toit at