Tournament and Match Books – online sources

Download this html file:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s59TQN0auDmdoFyk_ta3DZ8I-4N2Kbj97csi-pt5etM Then view it with your browser (e.g. dragging it from explorer into a blank tab, or using file:/// url) and bookmark it. (Work in progress, but calli complete – stay tuned… for versions above v0.2) Tournament Books online (v0.2) (without z-updates) « ο »   Contents Intro Tournaments Matches Also, copies of the original…

ZBoard FEN setup options (and screen capture)

ZBoard download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4CTS_ohHuAoUGJpNFQzUFRNRDQ Tk, and Tkinter, have a little used feature on windows which is actually very useful, i.e. the menu tear-off feature. It’s a carry-over from Unix, but is almost always turned off on Windows (and now often on Unix, looping back). But ZBoard’s offers a wide, wide, array of piece styles, square textures/colors, and…

Alternative FEN setups

Here’s just a couple of alternative systems used to setup FEN which I believe are worth mentioning, especially in comparison to ZBoard FEN setup:   Shredder online (e.g. endgame setup ) The ability to reposition a piece placed on the FEN board is noteworthy, although somewhat encumbered by the need to explicitly select a reposition mode.…

ZBoard screenshots

Someone on the Bistro asked about software for making chess diagrams. I hadn’t thought about adding screen captures to the programs I’ve been writing – assuming I could add it in afterwards. An assumption which was fortunately correct, and luckily was easy to implement. I followed the code suggestion here (I’ll have to research it…

ZBoard – FEN setup dialogue

Download:   ZBoard v0.1 (google drive)    (board flip problem fixed – good to go) I’m not sure if I want to release the source code (if only because it’s still only half-baked), but I’m happy to release the byte-complied module for any use that people might wish to use it for. It’s fairly compete, but…