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Questions tagged [chess]

{chess} is for questions related to the chess game in TeX.

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How to get period after move number for chess game with xskak and chessboard

I'm using xskak and chessboard to typeset a game. I would like to have a period after each move number such as "1. e4" rather than just "1 e4" How can I achieve this with xskak and chessboard? My ...
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`skak` and `xskak`. Command `\continuevariationcurrent` causes compilation error under `xskak`

I understand package xskak to be an extension of skak, but that there are some incompatibilities due to overlaps in funcionality. I would like to work with xskak in the long term, but hoped to be able ...
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How to draw chessboards in ConTeXt?

I wonder which module you can use to draw chessboards in ConTeXt. When I was using LaTeX, skak is fine but now I a bit stuck. In LaTeX the code looks like: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{skak} ...
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Slow in compilation of Chess games

MWE: \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage[headheight=15pt,top=1.5cm,nofoot,bottom=0cm,left=1cm,right=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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How to type a specific chess move?

I am hoping to type a specific chess move, Rc8 for example. But I have spent two hours searching and looking through existing packages like chessboard, texmate, xskak and xskak. I just couldn't find ...
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How to “balance” twocolumn document with chessboard?

\documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage[top=2cm,nofoot,bottom=1cm,left=1cm,right=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{lastpage} ...
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How to draw a 9 x 9 chessboard?

Using the package Chessboard, it is possible to make a drawing of a 9 x 9 chessboard, putting pieces, similar to the following drawing? I tried as follows, but it didn't work. \documentclass{amsart}...
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How to set figurine font on chessboard with solid grey “black” squares?

I am learning how to use the package "chessboard". I would like to typeset chessboards' black squares as solid grey rather than as the default diagonal lines, because I find the lines a bit ...
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Knights move on a 4 x 8 board animation

I want to make an animation of how a knight moves along a 4 x 8 board visiting each square exactly once. If a square is visited once i want to put an "X" inside the square so that we understand that ...
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Problems with variation in texmate2

I have the following MWE: \documentclass[twocolumn,a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[skaknew]{chessfss} \usepackage{texmate} \usepackage{chessboard} \usepackage[dutch]{...
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Adding a legend or caption to a chess diagram

Below is a typical code for a chess diagram that you see around here: \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{skak} \usepackage{chessboard} \def\mainlinestyle{\bfseries} \def\...
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Why can't MiKTeX find chess fonts?

I've just reinstalled MiKTeX. And I'm trying to use a chess font with either skak or chessfss. But either package raises the error Sorry, but miktex-makepk did not succeed for the following reason: ...
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Space between mdframed text and chessboard / chess line

I have the following type of document, where I want to display some framed chess game header and continue with either a line or a chessboard: \documentclass[ngerman]{scrreprt} \usepackage{xskak} \...
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Installing enpassant fonts

I would like to use the Merida chess font. However, I'm not familiar with Latex fonts and their installation. I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 and TexLive. After reading the readme file for https://ctan.org/pkg/...
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Missing chess-workshop-symbols package with latest skak under Texlive

I have just done an upgrade of my Texlive 2017 (Windows) and skak was one of the packages that was updated (now version 1.5.3). However the chess-workshop-symbols package is no longer present. Does ...
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Making an alias for \xskakcomment in xskak package

I'm trying to make an alias for \xskakcomment to save typing. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} \let\skakcom=\xskakcomment \begin{document} \newchessgame \mainline{1.e4 \skakcom{...
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How to hide text of \mainline in Chess Diagram?

I would like to remove the text produced by the \mainline but not the diagram. \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{skak} \usepackage{chessboard} \def\mainlinestyle{\...
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Chess-oriented packages [skak and similar ones] – One pair of moves for every line

Is actually possible to obtain the text output of a game in a column with one line for every move, instead of a compact body of text where everything is bundled together as it currently happens with ...
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Chess: Cropping whitespace around figures in figurine notation style

Consider Ulrike Fischer's code from here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} \usepackage{expl3} \makeatletter \ExplSyntaxOn \clist_const:Nn \c_svend_figlanguages_clist {@LSB , @LSBblack} \...
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Chess: Problem with notation style

This is a follow-up question to the one here. Using Ulrike's code from here, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} \usepackage{expl3} \makeatletter \ExplSyntaxOn \clist_const:Nn \...
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Chess notation: Problem with pawn notation

Consider the following example by Ulrike Fischer: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chessfss} \makeatletter \def\testchessfiglanguage{\cfss@textfiglanguage} \newcommand*\bonde[1]{\ifx\cfss@...
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Chess notation: Switch between color and notation style

Consider the following two examples: Example A \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} \begin{document} \usetextfig \textsymfigsymbol{R}a1 versus \usesymfig \textsymfigsymbol{R}a1 \end{...
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chessfss: black pieces as figure notation

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} %\usetextfig \usesymfig \begin{document} \textsymfigsymbol{Q} \end{document} This printes the white queen. How do I print ...
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chessfss: Switching between notation styles

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xskak} \begin{document} \newchessgame \textsymfigsymbol{R}a1 versus Ra1 \end{document} Does the xskak package have an option ...
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custom chessboard with animation

I'm new to latex! I've created the chessboard on the picture below and I want to make an animation with specific movement for the knight and loop it! How can I do that? Also I'd like to know how to ...
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Macro with more than 9 arguments

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ a4paper, hmargin = 2.4cm, vmargin = 3cm ]{geometry} % https://ctan.org/pkg/geometry \usepackage{xskak} % https://...
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How to quickly remove FEN string in xskak

I was wondering if there was a more time efficient way to remove the FEN string or keep it from the output pdf when using xskak? \documentclass[10pt,DIV=20]{scrreprt} % This is a LaTeX file ...
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How to change the colour and attribute of some text inside comments of xskak loop

How to change the colour and font size of a part of the text inside comments; using the following code. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xskak, chessboard} \usepackage{verbatim} \setbeamertemplate{...
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adding different possibilities in xskak looping

I would like to add different possibilities to continue a game using xskak looping. I used the following code which starts the game from the beginning in each possibility instead of continuing from ...
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adding comments and displaying notations in xskak looping

How to add comments and display movement notations for each move, using the following code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xskak, chessboard} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \begin{...
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adding arrows from-to positions in xskak

I am trying to add arrows from-to positions in chessboard using the following code, but it did not work, how can this be done \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xskak, chessboard} \setbeamertemplate{...
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adding comments and from-to arrows in xskak looping

I would like to add comments with from-to arrows in skak looping. In the next code only the arrows are displayed, but not the comments \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xskak, chessboard} \...
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adding comments in xskak looping

How can comments be added after each move to explain it in the next code: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage{xskak,chessboard} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \begin{document} Marshall–...
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adding successive movements after setting a chessboard in a certain position

After setting up a chessboard for a certain position using [\chessboard[setfen=, showmover]] Is it possible to add successive movements for the rest of the game for example using \mainline{}
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chess xskak looping adding arrows

To follow up chess movements using xskak looping, I would like to add arrows from the square a piece moves from to the square it moves to. Can the following code be adjusted to do so? \documentclass[...
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displaying chess moves in succession

I would like to follow up chess moves one by one. I managed to use the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xskak} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \begin{document} \section*{...
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Problem with writing chess moves in SKAK

I'm new in LaTeX and I've been trying to write chess moves on it. All was good until this big problem I got after I've written this of line chess moves, extracted from a game of Chess played by ...
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Special chessboard

How can I create the following chessboard with LaTex ? Thank you in advance Update \usepackage{xskak,xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[LSBC3,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{chessboard} \...
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Is it possible to use skak package to generate document in epub or mobi format?

I use skak to generate a beautiful chess book in PDF format. Unfortunately, Amazon Kindle does not import the PDF well. So, I have to make a Kindle friendly formatted book such as epub. Is it ...
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How can I present a series of chessboards in one column, with text in another column?

I would like to create a document where each move in a game of chess is annotated. I envisage having a chessboard on the left hand side, with annotations on the right. Sorry about not including a ...
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Typesetting irregular games of chess

I'm writing a Latex document describing games of chess with irregularly sized and shaped boards. I have read both the skak and xskak and as far as I can tell they only support standard 8x8 boards. ...
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Different chess board using skak package

Is it possible to set up a different chess board size, say 4x16, using skak package?
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How to Add Header and Footer on a Chess Diagram?

I want create a chess exercise book so I am learning LaTeX. I want to annotate the chess diagrams with following four things: Nunn Convension Difficulty Level Mover Exercise Number My questions are: ...
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Start with variation after \position{}

I have the following tex file that works: \documentclass[twocolumn,a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[skaknew]{chessfss} \usepackage{texmate} \usepackage{chessboard} \...
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Draw colored tiles

How can I produce squares like this of arbritary sizes? I have been looking at skak, but cannot find an example that is not producing entire chessboards. I know I have seen this somewhere before, ...
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Xskak and xetex: alternative font

Good day. It's a second week I can't solve the problem. I have a font ChessSanPin, installed in my system (Ubuntu). Xetex uses it well itself (using fontspec). For example: But if I try to use it ...
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SCID LaTex File

this is my first post, and I am using the chess program SCID to create some chess materials with LaTex. The following code is generated by SCID: \documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article} % This is a ...
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chessboard + standalone

It seems that chessboard when compiled with standalone, truncates the sign that indicated whose move it is. How could I make sure that the sign gets displayed without problems? \documentclass[]{...
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How to draw a chessboard with greek notation for the squares?

How could I typeset a chessboard using greek notation for the squares? I kind of manage to do it using moreenum but it uses math fonts while I would prefer to use normal fonts. Does anyone have any ...
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Part of a chessboard - tikz

I'm a real beginner in using tikz and I would like to create something like this: Is there a fancy/easy way to create something like this?