Is it possible to change the size of a \chessboard size. I know it has fixed sizes like tinyboard and so on. But if I just want to scale it down or up by 5%, is that possible?

  • What package(s) are you using? Aug 14, 2012 at 19:13
  • Yes. You can set boardfontsize to whatever value you want. Aug 14, 2012 at 19:16
  • Can I change the size of the labels (a..h and 1..8) as well? I tried to use fontsize, but I can't see any change in label size. Aug 14, 2012 at 19:42
  • Yes you can. And how to do is described in the documention in the section about labels. Aug 14, 2012 at 21:07
  • @chessaddict please see my updated answer. Aug 15, 2012 at 12:20

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Using chessboard, you can set boardfontsize; labelfontsize will allow changes to the font size for the labels:





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If you're using skak, you can scale the output (\showboard) using \scalebox{1.05} from graphicx:

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\usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx
\usepackage{skak}% http://ctan.org/pkg/skak
\fenboard{r5k1/1b1p1ppp/p7/1p1Q4/2p1r3/PP4Pq/BBP2b1P/R4R1K w - - 0 20}
  100\% & 105\% \\[\bigskipamount]
  \showboard & \scalebox{1.05}{\showboard}

Note that this scales the entire chess board, including the indices (rows/columns).

This approach should also work with texmate since it uses skak to produce the boards.

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