Widely used alphanumeric notation is included along the sides of the board to record a player’s moves. Mouse pad chess boards are quickly becoming a favorite among chess enthusiasts because they have a soft surface with a thicker board than a vinyl or silicone chess mat, they always lay flat, and they do not slide around due to the grippy bottom. Because the board doesn’t slide around during play, this type of board is preferred by fast chess players for rapid chess, blitz chess, and bullet chess when less time than normal tournament play is allotted to the players.Time is shorter, chess moves are rapid, and a board that slides can send the pieces flying. The padded surface of the board also extends the life of weighted chess pieces.The board can be rolled-up to fit inside a chess bag, or it can be folded and stashed in a back pack without keeping a crease.
- Mousepad chess board/mat
- Features a replica of Rosewood and Maple wood grain
- Board measures 20 x 20 inches and is 1/16 inch thick – Squares measure 2.25 inches
- Stays flat and won’t slide – Can be rolled-up or folded for storage
- Meets the World and US Chess Federations’ (FIDE & USCF) standards for tournament play