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I would like to set color for specific moves in \mainline, like \mainline{1. f4 e5 2. {\color{red} g4} Qh4#}.

Is is any way to change the color for some moves?

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I can't get that to work using \mainline but you can get the effect you want (in the obvious straightforward way) if you abandon \mainline and use \wmove commands. – DJP Jul 11 '12 at 1:07

There is no natural way but you can try the following mix of using NAG's to start and stop colors and a hand made style. The main problem is to stop the color: skak (used by xskak) mixes the parsing and the printing and so grouping commands have a tendency to explode.


%NAG to start color:
\expandafter\def\csname $100\endcsname{\gdef\mycolor{\color{red}}}
%NAG to stop color:
\expandafter\def\csname $101\endcsname{\gdef\mycolor{\color{black}}}

 afterwhite={\color{black}\ },
 afterblack={\ }]{color}

\xskaknewstyle[level= 1,styleitem=color,font=\bfseries,
               level= 3,font=\itshape]{color}

\mainline[style=color]{1. f4 e5 $100 2.  e4 $101 e6 3. Nf3 $100 Nf6 4. d4 $101 d5}
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