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Questions tagged [skak]

{skak} is about the [skak package](http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak) that provides macros and fonts for typesetting chess games.

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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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passing a parameter to nested macro inside caption

I'm having a really hard time understanding this error in a massive document. I took the time to work out a "minimal example", so I could post the error with precision. Please, when trying to answer, ...
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How to make Xiangqi (chinese chess) diagram from FEN?

I'm teaching chess and xiangqi in school. I often make multi diagrams exercises. It's easy to generate chess diagram from FEN but not Xiangqi. I know some package support Xiangqi cchess and xiangqi ...
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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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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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Use a different font (ttf) with skak/NFSS problems

Fonts on LaTex have always left me confused, so I've defaulted to xeLaTex in the past. Is there any simple way to use fontspec and *LaTex to use alternate fonts with with skak (or xskak)? This would ...
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skak package error [closed]

I am using TeXworks in MikTex portable 2.9 when I use the following code, I get the error message Couldn't find `SkakNew-Diagr.cfg' miktex-maketfm: No creation rule for font SkakNew-Diagram. ! Font ...
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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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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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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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LaTeX Skak package Error: Paragraph ended before \FenBoard was complete

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{skak} \begin{document} \mainline{1.e4} \showboard \lastmove{} Is the most common opening move \...
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Using xskak and tex4ebook

Does anyone know how to get these packages to work together. Minimal example (test.tex). \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{xskak} \begin{document} \newchessgame[id=main] \chessboard \end{...
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Compiling skakdoc.tex, newcomer, new installation [duplicate]

I'm a newcomer to TeX trying to run skakdoc.tex from https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak/doc?lang=en. I cannot get it to compile correctly using pdflatex. It gives ! undefined ...
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Chess Notation with skak: How to highlight squares?

i'm using the skak-package for some chess notation in a presentation. My only issue: How can i highlight various squares on the chessboard? Basic: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage{skak} \...
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Error using \variation command in the skak package

I'm using the skak package to write and comment a chess match. Trouble occurs when you use the command \variation to analyze the possible consequences to vary the move 15. This MWE code generates an ...
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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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How to make a picture similar to this?

I would like to make a cover for my class notes! The Board I can draw. I don't know how to put the strip (which will contain the title of the Lecture Notes) on the Board: \documentclass{standalone} \...
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Chess diagramm with arrows in skak, xskak

How can I draw arrows on a chess game? For example, if the game starts with 1. e4 ..., I want to draw a black arrow from e2 to e4 to show the movement, and, in the same diagram, two red arrows from ...
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How to use \mainline with chessboard and skak packages on large chess boards?

I have a number of very large chessboards that I am setting, as a part of some work on infinite chess. I have been using the chessboard package, which is great. But I am having difficulty with using ...
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Insert a skak symbol

I'm trying to enter a chess symbols of skak package, and output it at pdflatex but it didn't compile...(at Lyx). What can I do? I enter it at math mode. (there is no other way). (Idon't know what is ...
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Using \typeC in package skak will not compile

(1) I am using MikTeX 2.9 and am generally a very happy user of skak - barely two hours seperated the moment I wanted to typeset a chess problem and knowing absolutely nothing about what support there ...
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Chess notation does not show figurine font

I am new to LaTeX/skak. I use htlatex to generate a small ebook html. \documentclass{book} \usepackage[ps,mover]{skak} \title{test1\\Test} \author{Asim} \begin{document} \parindent=0pt \...
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\chapter command and skak package

Is there a way to write a chapter title using chess figurines? I'm using the skak package and \chapter{\mainline{1.e4 e6 2.d4 b6}} doesn't work. Same error using the \variation command. I'll post ...
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How to use the “mover” command in Skak

I teach after school chess, and installed LaTeX on my computer just to make chess worksheets. I'm using skak. My documents start: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{chess-workshop-symbols} \...
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GBR and FEN printout

How can I print the GBR-code and the FEN of the current position of \chessboard into the document? Is this possible for instance for FEN without the transfer from \chessboard to \chessgame with the ...
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Chess mode in texmate: wrong side to move

This is my first post here :) I am starting with LaTeX, and I am trying now to apply it annotate some chess positions. My problem is the use of the chess mode (|...chess moves to show figurines...|) ...
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Features in Chess Diagrams

I've been using skak to display diagrams of chessboards in pictures, but I'd like a little more functionality. In particular, I'd like to be able to: a) display only a portion of the board b) ...
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Skak Installation

I want to put chess diagrams in a LaTeX file, and from what I can tell http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak/ is the best way to do this. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to install ...
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Typesetting nested chess variations in Skak

I am hoping to use Skak to typeset my chess notes, and as part of the learning process, I decided to typeset a page from a chess book I own. I got as far as the following before I stumbled. \...
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How can I get skak to highlight squares

I'm completely new to TeX/LaTeX so I could be missing something easy. I'm trying to create a simple chess board diagram with highlighted squares via the "skak" package. Here is a test case: \...