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I teach after school chess, and installed LaTeX on my computer just to make chess worksheets. I'm using skak.

My documents start:


and then have the problems I want to give the kids, like so:

% one solution, three checks
\fenboard{5rk1/pp3N1p/4P3/2P5/3Q1PK1/P7/1Pr3pq/R3R3 w - - 0 0}

I would love to have the worksheets show whether it is black's move or white, but I haven't been able to get the command \showmoverOn to work (nor \showmover or \moverOn or \mover). Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

When I try it, the console output says something like:

! Undefined control sequence.
\ShowMoverBlackNormal ->\pscustom 
l.23 \showboard

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As kahen wrote, skak relies on pstricks for some of the "decoration". I suggest to use chessboard instead:


\chessboard[setfen=5rk1/pp3N1p/4P3/2P5/3Q1PK1/P7/1Pr3pq/R3R3 w - - 0 0,

If you want to print/parse moves you can use either skak or xskak, both will work together with chessboard. You don't need chess-workshop-symbols: the symbols it defines are nowadays defined by the chessfss package used internally from all the three packages.

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My psychic debugging powers tell me that you're trying to compile your document with pdflatex. skak makes use of pstricks for drawing things, so you'll either need auto-pst-pdf or just compile with latex.

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Could also use xskak, which should support PDF natively. – Mike Renfro May 3 '12 at 4:20
You need to load skak with the option ps (\usepackage[ps]{skak}) in order for this to work properly. – Werner May 3 '12 at 4:23
When using xskak, the mover command does not work. When compiling via latexila, the error: Undefined control sequence is shown. – Sudheer Oct 30 '14 at 16:48

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