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How to set one move on one line in e.g. texmate?

A document set by using texmate (package) looks good but quite dense. I would like to have only one move on one line, as you get in the older chess package by e.g.: \move e2e4 e7e5 \move g1f3 b8c6 ...
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Error using \variation command in the skak package

I'm using the skak package to write and comment a chess match. Trouble occurs when you use the command \variation to analyze the possible consequences to vary the move 15. This MWE code generates an ...
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Stars symbol in FEN

How to put stars symbol in FEN notation? I can not do it in the DiagTransfer 3.0.1. I wrote (without the stars): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xskak} ...
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Font installation issue with chessfs

Ah, fonts again! I need to use a chessboard in one of my articles, probably using skak or chessboard, but I'm not even there yet. Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} ...
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New line in an animate environment

I would like to generate a chess animation in a beamer presentation. As a MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{chessfss} \usepackage[controls]{animate} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] ...
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xskak and NAGs/Chess Informant symbols

I can't for the life of me figure out a proper way to handle NAGs (Numeric Annotation Glyphs) and/or Chess Informant symbols with xskak. I'm writing a document where I'm handling a lot of variations, ...
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How to use \mainline with chessboard and skak packages on large chess boards?

I have a number of very large chessboards that I am setting, as a part of some work on infinite chess. I have been using the chessboard package, which is great. But I am having difficulty with using ...
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How to display black chess pieces within normal text with chessfss

I'm using the package chessboard do display chess diagrams, and therefore chessfss is used for chess fonts if my understanding is correct. To display the white chess pieces within normal text when ...
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Chess Opening Document

I am trying to make a PDF with Chess Openings. Before I used skak but now I am converting it to texmate. I want to put the mainline in bold as centered text. I also want the diagrams centered. At this ...
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Turn move number off in \variation

Can we customize \variation command to suppress display of move numbers ? \variation{1. e4} should display e4 (without the move number). Can this be done ? I should have explained the problem more ...
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xskakget fails with styleC

I'm trying to print chessboard after some moves. For that I'm using xskakget to get the move number and print it as caption. It is working fine as long as I use the default style or styleA for ...
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To draw a chessboard

How to draw a chessboard with house's color unconventional? I can to draw alternately back and white house. But, alternately column black and white I can't
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Chessboard Book of exercises: Layout template

I am trying to create a book of exercises and I want to make a template. I want to have 3 diagrams side by side. The layout of one exercise is like the description below. I have found out that I can ...
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Chess notation does not show figurine font

I am new to LaTeX/skak. I use htlatex to generate a small ebook html. \documentclass{book} \usepackage[ps,mover]{skak} \title{test1\\Test} \author{Asim} \begin{document} \parindent=0pt ...
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xskak wont parse 0-0

Okay so I used to do a table for chess moves and import a picture from some online service to write chess stuff in LaTeX. Now I found xskak, and that is really a lot nicer and easier. But I can't ...
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Alone pawn: LaTeX

If you know, how to work with chess in LaTeX, please help! I want to make an alone pawn to go. This code works, but shows lots of other pieces: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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\chapter command and skak package

Is there a way to write a chapter title using chess figurines? I'm using the skak package and \chapter{\mainline{1.e4 e6 2.d4 b6}} doesn't work. Same error using the \variation command. I'll post ...
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Color of chess notation (xskak)

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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How to use the “mover” command in Skak

I teach after school chess, and installed LaTeX on my computer just to make chess worksheets. I'm using skak. My documents start: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{chess-workshop-symbols} ...
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Board games: How to change the default font on the board?

While compiling my notes for the Go games, the default font for the go package included in texlive-games doesn't show quite well if printed out, I wonder how could I change the default font for the ...
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Parsing a macro argument character-by-character for conditional execution

In an attempt to specify a seemingly endless amount of arguments to a macro, I would like to supply only one #1, where #1 is a string that contains a bunch of specific characters. For example ...
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Where to start typesetting chess with TeX

I noticed that there are already a few questions about typesetting chess but I have two very basic ones: What are currently the "best" packages to typeset chess diagrams and game scores with ...
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Best package for typesetting extremely large chess boards, with hundreds of pieces

It appears that there are some extremely knowledgeable TeX chess package experts on this site. I have need to produce nonstandard size chess boards (80 x 80 and larger), densely crowded with ...
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Chess mode in texmate: wrong side to move

This is my first post here :) I am starting with LaTeX, and I am trying now to apply it annotate some chess positions. My problem is the use of the chess mode (|...chess moves to show figurines...|) ...
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how to include chess symbols in text

I would like to know how to include chess symbols in normal text in LaTeX. I have looked online but the packages chess.sty or skak are too old or they display chessboards.
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Displaying results using chessboard

When displaying results of a game using chessboard, a mysterious Z shows up. In the following code, I would like to display the result as "1-0", but it shows up as "Z1-0." How can I avoid this? ...
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How to get a 4 by 4 chessboard? Or any other size of board.

I've seen some package to draw chessboard on LaTeX such as skak and chessboard. However, after reading the documentation, they don't seem to support a change of the board size. I'm talking about the ...
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Numbering chess diagrams (skak)

How do I put a number beside the chess diagram? I want to make a document of chess diagrams to be solved and then the solutions at the end. If someone has a skeleton to make this I would be happy. ...
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Chessboard Display Error

When displaying chessboards using the Chessboard Package, the border at the top of board does not line up with the actual top of the board. Relevant code and picture below. Thoughts? ...
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Features in Chess Diagrams

I've been using skak to display diagrams of chessboards in pictures, but I'd like a little more functionality. In particular, I'd like to be able to: a) display only a portion of the board b) ...
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Skak Installation

I want to put chess diagrams in a LaTeX file, and from what I can tell http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak/ is the best way to do this. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to install ...
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Floating a chess diagram on the next column

My second chess diagram does not fit on the first column, so LaTeX increased paragraph spacing on the first column. This does ensure that the second diagram appears exactly on top of the second ...
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Typesetting nested chess variations in Skak

I am hoping to use Skak to typeset my chess notes, and as part of the learning process, I decided to typeset a page from a chess book I own. I got as far as the following before I stumbled. ...
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How can I get skak to highlight squares

I'm completely new to TeX/LaTeX so I could be missing something easy. I'm trying to create a simple chess board diagram with highlighted squares via the "skak" package. Here is a test case: ...