Using the package Chessboard, it is possible to make a drawing of a 9 x 9 chessboard, putting pieces, similar to the following drawing? enter image description here

I tried as follows, but it didn't work.





\chessboard[pgfstyle=9x9,setwhite={ra1, rb3, rc6, rd2, re4, rf7, rg3, rh5, ri8},showmover=false]


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Section 3 (Setting the contents of the board) of the chessboard documentation says that to change the size of the board you should use the maxfield option. For a 9x9 board, maxfield=i9 does it.

To make the numbering start at zero, there's a zero option, which you can set to true. When you use this option, you don't need the maxfield=i9 anymore because the last place you'll want is h8. To change the bottom labels form alphabetic to arabic numbering you can use labelbottomformat.

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  % maxfield=i9, % 9x9 board
  zero=true, % numbering starts at zero
  labelbottomformat=\arabic{filelabel}, % bottom labels are numbered with arabic algarisms
  setwhite={ra1, rb3, rc6, rd2, re4, rf7, rg3, rh5, ri8},

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    someone reading my documentation ;-). Oct 17, 2018 at 16:06
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    @UlrikeFischer :) Oct 17, 2018 at 16:06
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    \newchessgame would be defined it xskak instead of skak is loaded. Oct 17, 2018 at 16:07
  • Phelype Oleinik and Ulrike Fischer, Thanks for the help. But, there is still a small problem that I can't solve. The columns and rows, see in the drawing, must be numbered from 0 to 9. Oct 17, 2018 at 17:17
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