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  1. 10 Oct '09 01:03
    I am sure this has been asked a million times but can anyone explain how to post diagrams and even the interactive diagrams?

    Interactive=moving the pieces
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    10 Oct '09 01:10
    Originally posted by a4h4
    I am sure this has been asked a million times but can anyone explain how to post diagrams and even the interactive diagrams?

    Interactive=moving the pieces
    when you write a post, looketh downward. there you'll see the links:


    Insert smiley
    Insert link to a game
    Insert board from FEN
    Insert board from PGN


    click one that seems appropriate to your needs.
  3. 10 Oct '09 01:11
    How do I create FEN or PGN?
  4. 10 Oct '09 01:40
    Please help me...I'm lonely
  5. 10 Oct '09 01:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by a4h4
    How do I create FEN or PGN?
    Please post these* in 'Help' forum. FEN/PGN (of your games, assuming you're about to post your games) can be found from My Games page, you'll see that for every game there's an 'info' hyperlink (next to Last Move column).

    * i.e. questions regarding the site/assistance
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    10 Oct '09 01:49
    Originally posted by a4h4
    How do I create FEN or PGN?
    make the game/position in any chess program, and save as pgn or fen. open it in a text editor and copy&paste here. (the pgn script here is a bit picky though, you often need to replace the line breaks with normal spaces to make it work.)

    this is what a fen looks like (opened into a text editor) for example:

    rnbqkbnr/pp2pppp/3p4/2p5/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq - 0 3

    and this is what a pgn looks like:

    [Event "Blitz:0'"]
    [Site "Microsoft"]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "e, Microsoft"]
    [Black "Rybka 2.2n2 mp 32-bit"]
    [Result "*"]
    [PlyCount "4"]
    [TimeControl "1"]

    {512MB, Fritz9.ctg, SEACUCUMBERII} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 *
  7. 10 Oct '09 01:54


    Hmm...nevermind.
  8. 10 Oct '09 17:10 / 2 edits
    Forsyth-Edwards notation is quite easy.

    k king
    q queen
    r rook
    b bishop
    n knight
    p pawn

    Capitalized K Q R B N P is for White pieces; lower-case k q r b n p is for Black pieces. The tricky part is that empty squares do not have an assigned letter, but are denoted by numbers. Two "blank" squares between two pieces is denoted as 2, etc. The position is built rank after rank, separated by forward slashes (/)

    8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8 depicts a blank board.

    Now if we put a Black Rook on a8, we get this:

    r7/8/8/8/8/8/8/8



    Now if we add a White Knight on b1, we get this:

    r7/8/8/8/8/8/8/1N6



    The full starting position is:

    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR



    the position after 1. e4 is

    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR



    etc. etc.

    Here on RHP you can send a diagram by typing [fen ] "fen goes here" [/fen ]

    One final thing is that a full fen ends with the side to move, castling rights and en passant rights, so after 1. e4 it would be:

    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq e3

    b = black to move (otherwise w)
    KQ = White can castle Kingside & Queenside
    kq = Black can castle Kingside & Queenside
    e3 = a pawn has just moved two squares

    If we imagine that the Knights move out, the Rooks move back and forth, the position a few moves later would be:

    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR w - -

    first "-" = no castling rights
    second "-" = no 2-step pawn move on the last move
  9. 10 Oct '09 17:15 / 1 edit
    To post a PGN you just have to write out the moves and start out with the [pgn ] tag and close with [/pgn ], if you want to start with some random position you have to start out [ pgn][FEN "fen notation goes here"] and then the moves list, close with [/ pgn].