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The PGN Viewer is an inline solution for posting re-playable chess games.

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FEN diagram reader breaking on an answer

This is in regard to the only answer for this question. Upon scrolling back on the FEN reader and then clicking on a specific move in the reader leads to this weird interaction where some pieces just ...
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Replayer freezes the entire webpage

[fen ""] 1. g4 f5 2. gxf5 g5 3. h4 g4 4. h5 Kf7 5. f6 Ke6 6. fxe7 Kf6 7. e8=Q g3 8. Nf3 g2 9. Rh4 g1=B 10. a4 b5 11. axb5 a6 12. bxa6 Bb7 13. axb7 Nc6 14. bxa8=Q Qe7 15. Qeb8 ...
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The Pgn reader controls are far down the page

When accessing the website on mobile, I find that the pgn controls are far down the page and it takes a second to scroll down, meaning that I can’t go through the moves while viewing the moves. I ...
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Proposal: replace current PGN viewer

If you look at pgn-viewer, there are quite a few bugs and feature requests that have never gotten resolved. I ran into one just now in an answer I posted. The last update to the code repo (https://...
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Replayer breaks when the first fullmove number is 10 or more

First fullmove number is 2: [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 2"] 2. Nf3 First fullmove number is 10: [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/...
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PGN Viewer not working for me- what have I done wrong?

I asked this question just now and the PGN viewer won’t appear. I have read some posts in meta under the tag pgn-viewer and specifically the thread Tool used to create chess analysis interactive ...
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Drawing arrows and coloring fields with a flipped board is broken

Normal orientation works: [FEN ""] [StartPly "2"] 1. e4 {[%draw arrow,e2,e4,red][%draw full,e1,green]} Flipping sides doesn't move the drawings: [FEN ""] [Startflipped &...
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How to disable PGN viewer showing "NN - NN"?

If nothing is put in for the title, the PGN viewer shows "NN - NN" as the title, which is confusing and distracting. How can this be suppressed by default? [FEN ""]
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Can board square letters and numbers be added to the PGN viewer? [duplicate]

I'm not completely familiar with all the squares by heart yet and I think having board square letters and numbers along the files and ranks is a good feature for beginners (who ask most of the ...
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PGN replayer should not require FEN header

There was a note in the answer about how to use the FEN/PGN replayer about why pasting a PGN requires an FEN header: This was done in order to create an "opt-in" experience for the ...
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How should we serve users who cannot access images?

Suppose we accept that images are allowed, at least sometimes, as discussed in Whether or not images instead of FEN/PGN are allowed. Now the question is: How should we serve users who cannot access ...
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Why has the PGN viewer (replayer) stopped working?

It seems that the chess diagrams have stopped working throughout the site. For example, when viewing this question, now I see the following instead of the diagrams: It seems that the issue affects ...
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Effectively defunct PGN player due to game length

The PGN player is practically unusable if the game is too long. This causes the controls to be two meters under the board, forcing me to scroll back and fro until the cows come home. This is solely ...
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Copy-Position yields incomplete FEN

I'm surprised this does not seem to have been asked, but why is it that the "Copy Position" function of the chess replayer does not include important information like whose turn it is and ...
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PGN Viewer choices are showing up in the wrong place on the page

When the PGN viewer offers a choice, the choice dialog is appearing in the top left of the page, which doesn't seem correct. No matter where I scroll or the window size, it's fixed just a few pixels ...
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Why is there a big gap between the moves and play buttons in the replayer?

I have recently noticed an annoying feature of the replayer. No matter the amount of moves, there always a big gap between them and the play buttons. Here is a screenshot of a chosen example. Why is ...
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Documentation for embedding a game? [duplicate]

I cannot find any information how to embed a position anywhere in the help centre. Here would be a really obvious place for it to be: https://chess.stackexchange.com/editing-help The only way I can ...
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Whether or not images instead of FEN/PGN are allowed

Example: Why is this a checkmate? Are images instead of FEN/PGN allowed? If so, then should they continue to be allowed? I believe Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange will not allow images ...
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Board playback and Chess 960

This question: Can you castle twice in Chess960? shows that there is a bug with the board playback regarding Chess 960 alternate starting positions, particularly in relation to castling. If you ...
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Subtle replayer en passant bug

When the first move is an en passant the replayer plays this successfully, but on going backwards it loses the knowledge of the en passant and creates a piece, in this case a bishop, on the capturing ...
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Replayer Sandbox

On the main site, we have a feature called the 'PGN viewer' or 'replayer'. How it works is described in this FAQ: How do I add a replayer to my post? and the pgn-viewer tag contains many other ...
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Should the PGN viewer board show rank/file on the squares?

I recently edited a question to convert the person's text description of where each piece was to an FEN diagram. Apparently this caused a little confusion as to which way the pawns were moving, as ...
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For us really old folks, how do you put those diagrams with moves in a question or answer [duplicate]

I think it vaguely has something vaguely to do with something called PGN but not sure what, nor exactly what else we would need to do. Any youngster out there who can answer then please speak up. ...
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How do I insert a PGN? [duplicate]

I'm new to stack exchange, and I was wondering: how do I insert a PGN? I want to use them to show different openings, review moves, etc.
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A list of “unknown” features of the replayer

The site’s replayer is a unique and useful tool, but there are some features of it the seem to a few little known that should be more widely known. While there are questions about how to implement it, ...
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Why doesn't the replayer work on Meta?

I get that in general we don't want to be asking chess related questions here, but occasionally a meta question or answer can be illuminated with an example where the replayer or just a diagram ...
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PGN viewer menu is hidden behind the navigation bar

When you click the arrow pointing down on the top right of the PGN viewer, the menu appears in the top left of the screen. However, only a part of it appears: This is very confusing. What everyone ...
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"Back to original position" button in the PGN viewer

Probably most of you had experienced this: you play through a game that was started from some middlegame position, then at the end you would like to go back to the position from which the game was ...
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Castling notation in replayer

I was using the chess replayer earlier and couldn't get it to castle. It turns out that I was typing 0-0 and the replayer only recognises O-O. I couldn't find anywhere on the chess meta explaining ...
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Which PGN tags are supported on Chess SE?

When I paste such a PGN from a site, it does not show as a chess PGN viewer. This is an example PGN: [Event "Daily HyperBullet Arena"] [Site "https://lichess.org/kuvnBssO"] [Date "2018.07.20"] [Round ...
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Chess diagrams and games in app

Is it possible to see games or diagrams in the app? It works fine for me in a browser, but in the official Stack Exchange app it only shows me the moves and no board.
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What are our PGN widget's limitations?

I have recently tried to post an answer containing the code for a PGN widget for a very long chess game (183 full-moves). Every attempt locks up the current tab in the browser. What limit is there, if ...
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Pieces from PGN viewer are displayed above review bar

A picture + freehand 'circle' says more than a thousand words: You can reproduce it e.g. by clicking here and scrolling down. Expected behaviour is that the pieces disappear behind the bar, just like ...
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Chess viewer does not render properly when viewing edit history

This bug also appears in the review page and appears to be directly linked. That question was asked over a year ago and still remains. The PGN viewer has some issues with width in the review edits ...
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Any way to reduce the noise in the right sidebar?

I'm trying to find out how to annotate a game. I can't find this in any sidebar. Its inclusion incredibly helps as a reference. Instead, I see many links that are trying to take me off of the site! I ...
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We need a "play" button in the replayer chessboard

I need a "play" button in the replayer chessboard. Often, I want to watch the whole game, without having to press a button 100 times to replay 50 moves.
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How to change PGN Viewer board orientation to perspective of side not-to-move? [duplicate]

How can I change the PGN Viewer's board orientation to the perspective of the side that is not to move? Is the orientation determined only by the active color field of the FEN notation? If so, then ...
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Is it special to Chess Stack Exchange that we can show static pictures of a board?

I saw this question: Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check? which has a chess board inserted with the [fen] tag. Is this special to Chess Stack Exchange?
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UI for making chessboards

You can make chessboards in markdown, but it's hard to type, difficult for beginners to understand, and it's not visual representation of the end result at all. How about we have a UI for making ...
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What PGN-viewer is used here?

What PGN-Viewer is used on this site? Is it open source? Freeware? I am looking for something on my chess club web site. I searched here about the PGN-Viewer but could not find the name.
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Wrong chessboard size in revision history

When viewing the revision history of a post, the chessboard has the wrong size: This is caused by the following CSS rule: #revisions table { width: 100% } Tested on a Mac, with Safari and ...
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Should the help section have a PGN viewer tutorial?

I would like to suggest that the help section should have a tutorial on putting a PGN viewer in a post - question or answer. I have mainly come from mathematics where the use of mathematical ...
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PGN viewer is far too wide when displayed from review

Screenshot: Think it's pretty obvious what the problem is here. Here's the suggested edit that the bug appears in. Reproduced on both Firefox 38.0 and Chromium 43.0.2357.81 on Ubuntu 14.04. After a ...
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How to add comments/annotations in the replayer?

I am unable to figure out how to add a comment in a replayer, but in here it is said it can be done. Can we get inline comments implemented in the PGN viewer? [Done!] Can you please tell me how it ...
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Can i post an annotated PGN chess board in chess.stackexchange.com?

I know that i can post FEN Image, that is Static diagram of chess board. But can i post interactive game or sequence of moves here in stackexchange?
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List of Chess Informant symbols that can be used in our PGN viewer?

Can someone post a list of Chess Informant ( and other symbols if any ) that can be used in our PGN viewer? It is very useful to use them instead of commentary to preserve space. There were few bugs ...
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pgn viewer support on mobile phones

Might be a dupe, the PGN viewer doesn't support Mobile phones, I tried Dolphin version 11.2.8 browser on Android version 4.1.2 samsung s3 mini and I also tried using the SE android app, it shows the ...
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Board in mobile app

Can we render the chess board in the Android SE app? It would be valuable and useful. Today, it is hard to answer and view questions that concern concrete positions.
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How do I make the viewer 'flip' the board?

Using the viewer... It's Black's move but I still want White on the bottom. How can I do this?
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Request to allow "Download as PGN" feature

Quite a lot of chess questions involve analyzing a certain position or game posted by the user asking the question. For example - Did Aronian make a mistake in the opening against Anand in round 1 ...
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