{xskak} is an extension to the package {skak} for chess typesetting

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Text next to an xskak diagram?

The \chessboard command from xskak.sty assembles the board using glyphs from a chess font. This causes me a ton of headaches trying put explanatory text next to a board. The first and most obvious ...
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In chess diagram en passent is sometimes not printed out

In some cases the printed chess notation does not include the en passant remark "e.p.". The image shows two different chess positions. In the upper row the notation of white's move 2 includes the ...
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Last chess diagram of a \xskakloop is displayed twice

The first diagram is the initial position of a chess problem. The following diagrams are generated within a \xskakloop. However, the last diagram is printed twice. Why that? By the way, I would ...
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Chess figure does not move

The white knight on f7 sticks on its field, as you can see in diagrams 2 and 3. In diagram 2 the notation is 1 Z-ZZ instead of **1 Kf7 - h6+ **. What is going wrong? Here is the code: ...
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Promoted pawn keeps a pawn in the diagram

As shown in chess diagram 2, after f7xe8B+ the pawn at e8 is not promoted to a Bishop. However, in diagram 3 the pawn has changed to a bishop. What did I do wrong? Here is the source code: ...
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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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Compatibility with chessboard and xskak

When I try to use these pachages in my latex document (that has other packages as well) it throws me an error; do you know if I can solve this compatibility issues at all? A minimal working example ...
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Chess diagramm with arrows in skak, xskak

How can I draw arrows on a chess game? For example, if the game starts with 1. e4 ..., I want to draw a black arrow from e2 to e4 to show the movement, and, in the same diagram, two red arrows from ...
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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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\xskakget with \newchessgame is failing

I'm trying to get the last move id of a chess game using \xskakget and \newchessgame like this. \newchessgame[id=someid, moveid=10b] and after sometime, use \mainline to display the move. ...
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xskak does not show dot after the number of the step

I write to xskak 1. Rc8+ Rxc8 2. Rxc8+ Kg7, but it displays 1 Rc8+ Rxc8 2 Rxc8+ Kg7 (without dots). It is annoying... Does it depend on something in the preambulum of the LaTeX file (setting ...
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Defining a new style in xskak

I am experimenting with the various styles for displaying \mainline chess moves and observed that \styleC displays moves as a column of two half-moves per line. Ulrike Fischer informed me that the ...
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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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Is xskak compatible with wrapfig?

I would like to show some (chess) moves, wrapping them around the resulting chessboard. The following code: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{xskak} \usepackage{wrapfig} ...
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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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xskak and xelatex

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{skak} \setmainfont{Arial} \setmonofont{Courier New} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \catcode"2654=\active ...
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xskak & chessboard & count of pieces

Within used packages xskak and chessboard and an initialized game, how can I determine the count of white and black pieces of a given \newgame and how I can output the actual position of these pieces ...
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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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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 ...