Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Help Forum

Help Forum

  1. 18 Jun '07 07:47
    When you get the PGN for a game from this site, it uses the tags "WhiteRating" and "BlackRating" for the players Elo. The PGN standard is to use "WhiteElo" and "BlackElo" for this purpose. See http://www.tim-mann.org/Standard section 9.1.2

    What this means is the Elo values are lost when importing the PGN into an analysis engine or database (after the game has finished sheesh).

    Is it possible to correct the PGN output that this site generates?
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Jun '07 09:25
    Originally posted by Deece
    When you get the PGN for a game from this site, it uses the tags "WhiteRating" and "BlackRating" for the players Elo. The PGN standard is to use "WhiteElo" and "BlackElo" for this purpose. See http://www.tim-mann.org/Standard section 9.1.2

    What this means is the Elo values are lost when importing the PGN into an analysis engine or database (after the game h ...[text shortened]... finished sheesh).

    Is it possible to correct the PGN output that this site generates?
    You answer your own question here:

    "9.1.2: Tags: WhiteElo, BlackElo

    These tags use integer values; these are used for FIDE Elo ratings"

    rhp ratings are not FIDE Elo ratings.
  3. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    18 Jun '07 11:41
    Originally posted by Deece
    When you get the PGN for a game from this site, it uses the tags "WhiteRating" and "BlackRating" for the players Elo. The PGN standard is to use "WhiteElo" and "BlackElo" for this purpose. See http://www.tim-mann.org/Standard section 9.1.2

    What this means is the Elo values are lost when importing the PGN into an analysis engine or database (after the game h ...[text shortened]... finished sheesh).

    Is it possible to correct the PGN output that this site generates?
    Pgns are simply text files. Open it up with notepad, and do a replace all.

    D
  4. 19 Jun '07 00:36
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Pgns are simply text files. Open it up with notepad, and do a replace all.

    D
    Replace all is what I currently do or I change them by hand before copying the pgn out off the Get PGN page. I just thought it might be a mistake in the PGN generation code on this site. I know that RHP ratings are not FIDE Elo scores but they are used in much the same way and therefore I still like them to be imported into my database.