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Text width inside a table

I'm using tables to format pages for a book with 6 chess positions for page. I'd like the positions to be aligned and it works fine if the text is short, but for positions where I have a longer ...
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xskak / xsavebox: How to use an xsavebox for markmoves-list

I tried to use xsaveboxes at markmoves: \xsbox{list1}{a8-e4} \chessboard[tinyboard, markmoves=\xusebox{list1}% <--- error ] so that I can use numbered boxes. But this does not work, what do I ...
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chessboard: How to add or inherit styles?

Is it possible to add styles? I add for example a style 's1' on a style 's2': \storechessboardstyle{s1}{ movenr={1}, markmove=\xskakget{movefrom}-\xskakget{moveto}, } \storechessboardstyle{s2}{ ...
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How to display the start situation in an xskakloop

How can I display the start situation, for example the normal chessboard structure, in an xskakloop? So to speak as "Move 0". \documentclass[margin=5mm, varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{...
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How to mark the current move AND all previous moves when using an xskakloop (movement history)

With movenr={1}, markmove=\xskakget{movefrom}-\xskakget{moveto}, movenr={2}, markmove=\xskakget{movefrom}-\xskakget{moveto}, movenr={3}, markmove=\xskakget{movefrom}-\xskakget{moveto}, ...... .........
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xskak: defaultmovenr=0 does not work at xskakloop

I set \xskakset{defaultmovenr=0,}. And \mainline{0. Ba8 ... 1. Be4 ... 2. Bh7 ... 3. Bg8 ... 4. Ba2 ...} will work now. But if I use an xskskloop, it does not work any more. What do I have to do? \...
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chessboard / xskak: How to add a move-number '0.' at the chess-annotation

Is is possibe to get a "Startposition" / "Number 0" in the move-annotation-printout? If I try \hidemoves{0. Ke4 ... 1. Ke3 ... } I get the error ! mainline: 0 is not the correct ...
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How to fill a letter (chess piece) with color

I choosed a King from 'DejaVu Sans'. Is there a way to fill the a chess piece with white? % arara: lualatex \documentclass[margin=5mm, varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Placing Checkers pieces on a chessboard with `chessboard`, maybe using `xcolor`?

I would like to draw positions of Checkers (aka Draughts) with the almighty package chessboard, and I would like to place some discs with a nice boundary, rather than plain discs. Edit: What I ideally ...
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In xskak & chessboard, how to use a variable's value for the moves?

I am using the packages xskak and chessboard. How should I first define a variable to hold the moves, then use that variable when using \hidemoves and \mainline? Minimal non-working example: \...
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Drawing a chess queen in a Tikz grid

I'm quite new to LaTeX and I'm trying to replicate this using Tikz: I know there is some chess-related things I can include, but it diesn't seems to be adapted for something like this. \documentclass{...
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Chessboard tree diagram

I'm wanting to draw a chessboard tree diagram and I am trying to find the best way to create the tree diagram part. So far I have the below but it looks like the chessboard has a white border which is ...
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Inline chess symbols

I want to put chess symbols inline in my document. I know that, using skak, I can produce nice looking inline symbols with commands like \symking, etc. However, these are only white, and I need white ...
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Change fonts with `chessfss`

I would like to change font for the chess symbols, but it doesn't work. I have tried to copy the code on the documentation of chessfss but with doesn't work. Can you help me, please? Herewith, my ...
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How can I condense this code?

It is a lot of lines, how can I condense this code so it is shorter? I just wanted to show how the queen moves on a chess board. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{skak} %or xskak \usepackage{...
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Handling the command elements together in the column break by multicols

I try to break the pages with chess diagrams containing the header to the two different columns. The problem is that the command elements are not process processed together. For example, in one of the ...
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Use symbols from **bartel-chess-fonts** in Overleaf

I want to use a few symbols from the bartel-chess-fonts font in two projects in Overleaf (one is pdfLaTeX, other is XeLaTex). I downloaded the contents, which are all .mf or .tfm files, and added ...
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Latex: use Pirat font for the King's fig instead of Skaknew King's fig

I'm using chessfss together with xskak package to make game's annotation, my favourite chess font is skaknew, but the figfont for the King look a bit complicated. Is there anyway to use Pirat font for ...
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How to add chess diagram \xskakloop in different frame LaTeX beamer?

\documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer} \hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen} \renewcommand{\familydefault}{\rmdefault} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[LSB2,LSBC4,T1]{fontenc} % use fontenc before ...
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Display a key/legend beside a chess board diagram

Is it possible to display a key (legend) beside a chess board image in latex? That is, a list of piece names and the corresponding pictorial representation. I am using the latex chessboard package at ...
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Divide a Chess Game into two parts and show individual moves using a looping code using xskak package

Following is a game which has two parts - First part - Opening moves and Second part - then start to analyse the further moves. For this I create a game firstgame1 and display the moves using \...
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What is the difference between \nextfen and \pastfen in the package xskak

I am trying to understand how continuation of a game (to create variations) in chess moves for a particular game can be achieved using \newchessgame along with its options can be done. I fail to ...
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The chess example 10-1-12 /LaTeX Graphics Companion/

I'm trying to compile the example10-1-12 from LaTeX Graphics Companion but it gives an error: Command Line: bibtex.exe "chess2" Startup Folder: C:\Users\hynek0\Desktop\TH0dipl This is BibTeX, ...
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Printing numbers in tcolorbox

I was able to solve a significant part of the problem, trying to alter the game header in this manner. The last problem is the handling number. How can I alter the header below to transform it the ...
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Combining texmate header and xskak notation

I tried to alter the PGN2LaTeX3 in that manner that it should create headers in my book, however I failed to do it. for example, some pgn2latex_out.tex result: \newgame \resetPgnTags \def\Site{} \...
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Align Chess Diagram and notation

I'm trying to combine both a notation below diagram, but I cannot align them properly. Here, I have asked the question, but I don't want the text be a part of diagram. How could I do (the command is /...
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Draw a line in the center of a chessboard

I am trying to reproduce the following: My best attempt so far uses skak. \begin{figure} \newgame \showallbut{P,p,K,k,R,r,Q,q,B,b,N,n} \showboard \caption{The Frontier Line} \end{...
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Using chessboard package, how to render "black" squares in solid gray?

In latex chessboard package, by default, black squares are rendered with hatch patten. I want them in solid gray. My several attempts failed, chessboard.pdf is not helpful here. The programming model ...
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using lyx chess workshop symbols two Knight goes to the same

if i have two Knight in the b colum, one in b8 and one in b4, how distinguish which one goes to c6, I try N8c6 but that is not working this is the Latex configuration \usepackage{multicol} \...
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Using other than skak chess fonts

I want to use other fonts than skak (merida, cases etc.). I've downloaded enpassant fonts, and even copied them to skaknew folder. However, I cannot use fonts, which do not have .pfb files, describing ...
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Numbering chess games and adjusting makeevent text

I've finally adjusted my .pgn, editing by hand in Notepad++ and replacing PGN strings with texmate commands. Now, I need a) adjust numbers of games (\printanswernumber); b) align tournament names ...
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Exporting .pgn notation to TeX file

I've 855 positions in .pgn, which notations I want to export to .tex file. How can I do this? Should I do all of them one by one? In ChessBase, I can export them as .pdf file, but I cannot copy codes ...
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How to set macro for looping with minipage?

I wish to create a chess worksheet with 4 groups: Basic, Pawn, 2Pawns, and Minor+Pawns. A manual worksheet is done by me. But I wish to automate this process. The worksheet will pull \chessboard from ...
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big space between text and diagram

I wish to create a diagram that has text appears vertically next to it. The "pawns" is not what I want. So at best, I try to do it with "basic". In my MWE, the "basic" appears vertically but there's ...
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Show only some set of pieces with xskak

The command \showonlywhite which I was using with the skak package is no longer working with the xskak package. ¿How can I draw just some set of pieces?
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Chess Diagrams with text at LaTeX

I need your help in LaTeX editing: I want to prepare chess book with tactics. However, I cannot adjust my pages for including text below diagrams. How can I do it? Here the pictures of my idea (...
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How to generate a table with all the chess notation

I like to learn how to create a listing of all the chess moves in a table. In my MWE, I manually enter in the 1st three moves. Is there a way I can do it through looping? \documentclass{article} \...
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xskakloop printing out of moves - page 35

In my previous post, bigger font in labeling and diagram going side to side, I left out the solution so this is a continuation. I want to print out only the white moves. The code on page 35 is not ...
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xskak manual page 36 - diagram below printing of moves

Last nite, I saw a german chess book with a diagram after every 5 moves. The 1st five moves were shown, then followed by a diagram. Following Ulrike Fischer's feedback, I added her code. When I ...
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bigger font in labeling and diagram going side to side

I am building around my 1st question. In it, I presented a game summary. Now here is guess the move. The user must figure out Morphy's move. Here's my code in two part. The first part is the main ...
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diagram not align and mark on move

I am modifying the Latex output from Scid vs PC. In doing it, I am applying Fischer's solution of xskakloop into making the game displaying move by move. Here's my code for Morphy's famous game. I ...
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macro for repeated command

I am a new user to LATEX. I have read a lot of the suggestions done by Ulrike Fischer. She suggested a solution to the problem presented here: xskak displaying certain moves I found that I use a lot ...
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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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