Questions tagged [chessboard]

About the chessboard package used for drawing chess boards. For general questions about typesetting chess-related material, please use the {chess} tag.

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Irregular Chessboard and Labels

I need to type only half triangular part of a chessboard with different coloring setting and label the rows and columns not by a,b,...;1,2,... but by other letters. More explicitly, I need to type ...
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foreach loop error in generating diagrams

In my previous question, How to set macro for looping with minipage?, I was suggested using a foreach loop to solve the problem. After testing, the loop works correctly as show in page 1 pdf. However, ...
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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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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 typeset chess series-movers with animated diagrams and solution-lines?

I am trying to use the packages xskak and animate to typeset a PDF of chess problems together with their solutions, and to embed animatable widgets which replay the solutions. As far as I can make ...
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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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Constrain chess moves to board width with xskak and chessboard

I'm using xskak and chessboard to typeset a game. How can I constrain the printing of the moves to the with of the board? I'm basically looking to constrain the width of the text box. In the image ...
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a LaTeX package to set Diplomacy games?

Does anyone know of any efforts to develop a package to typeset games of Diplomacy, or anyone who might be interested in working on such? Something that could set a board position (e.g. Armies and ...
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Drawing checkers/draughts boards and positions in LaTeX

Is there a good way of drawing draughts/checkers boards with LaTeX? I know that there are several excellent chess-related packages by Ulrike Fischer but I could not see a way of drawing a checkers ...
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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 “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 number the row and columns of the chessboard differently?

I learned in the question How to draw a 9 x 9 chessboard?, answered by Phelype Oleinik, how to distinguish with Arabic numerals the columns and lines of the chessboard. Is it possible to number the ...
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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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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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Using the package Chessboard, as mark with the + sign a square on a chessboard?

I can mark a square with X or with a circle, but I still can't to mark with the + sign. \usepackage{chessboard} \begin{document} \begin{center} \newchessgame \chessboard[maxfield=c4, color=black, ...
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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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How to display chessboard with missing opposite diagonal corner pieces in latex?

So far I have a chessboard which is displayed fully, however, I want to modify it such that it has missing opposite diagonal corner pieces, I don't mind which corner. This is my code so far: \...
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chessboard: how to draw a non-transparent white piece on an arbitrary position?

I have a very simple chessboard question. How can I draw a non-transparent white piece (e.g. pawn) on an arbitrary position on a board, for example, between fields?
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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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LaTeX Template for Drawing Chess Rules in Iconic Manner?

Chess game is very old. The rules are difficult for a beginner. Iconic overview of chess rules is a great advantage for beginners. Would you know a cool template to print rules with tikz ? There ...
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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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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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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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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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Colorate table as Chess board way

I made a Sieve of Erastothenes, but I'd like to colour it as a chessboard (well, not black and white but gray and white). Someone know a trick with tex to colour it automatically? Thanks!
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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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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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Specific notation using the chessboard package

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \storechessboardstyle{8x8}{maxfield=h8} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{cc} \chessboard[...
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How can I write numbers on the fields? [closed]

How can I write numbers on the fields?
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How to decrease the font size to fit in boxes from the Board?

I want to draw tho following Board\ But I can't decrease the font size so that the number can fit inside houses \usepackage{chessfss} \setlength{\parindent}{0in} \newlength{\symsize}\setlength{\...
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Uncheckered chess board using the chessboard package

I have a 12 by 12 chessboard which I have created using the following code with the chessboard package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \begin{document} \setchessboard{ showmover ...
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How to draw the Queen's moves on a chessboard?

I saw on the Internet a lecture with the title 8 QUEENS PROBLEM USING BACK TRACKING. There is a drawing of the Board following. How to make this using the Latex? (I tried using the package Chessboard,...
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How I draw the tree of possibility?

I can do the following drawings of Board: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{skak} \usepackage{chessboard} \let\boardfont\undefinedcommand \usepackage{diagram} \begin{document} \setboolean{...
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How to make the corners?

I know how to do a 4 \times 5 chessboard: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \let\boardfont\undefinedcommand \usepackage{diagram} \begin{document} \setboolean{showcomputer}{false} \...
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Why does not compile?

In the example on page 71 of the book: Chessboard: A package to print chessboards, by Ulrike Fischer, May 1, 2014, there is an example When I compile it only appears the following picture. Why?\ \...
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How to delete extra information?

When I compile the following : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \usepackage{diagram} \usepackage[ps]{skak} \begin{document} \begin{diagram}[4x4] \pieces{} \end{diagram} \begin{diagram}[...
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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} \begin{...
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Is Texmate obsolete?

What is the status of the texmate package? Is it considered obsolete? Looking for samples I find only 2; one is the Manual, the other a 2-page example also by the author, Frederico Garcia. Neither ...