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Chess – model for chess problems

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Description

Model deck for chess problems. The deck shows one chess position as a diagram on the front and one position on the back. This works on Anki desktop and Anki web (tested with Firefox and Chrome) and AnkiDroid and may work with AnkiMobile (iOS). It does not work with Android 2.1 devices, as it relies on custom fonts that do not work there. This deck is mostly empty, add your own cards. The model has four fields: The positions should be in a modified Forsyth–Edwards Notation. Use only the piece placement, don’t add castling &c information. For details of the notation see the HTMLTTChess reference. N.B. the <c:chess> and <c:chess> tags are part of the model do not add them. Important expansions on FEN: The deck uses the HTMLTTChess package. Do not change the script in the front or back template or the base part of the style sheet. An important part of the package is the Chess Merida Unicode font, which is embedded in the deck. Copyright: All licenced GNU General Public License V. 3.0.

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Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Front position n1rb4/1p3p1p/1p6/1R5K/8/p3p1PN/1PP1R3/N6k
Problem text White to move and mate in five with the “least likely piece or pawn”.
Solution position n1rb4/ 1p3p1p/ 1p6/ 1R5K/ .(P)6/ p(.)..p1PN/ 1(+)P1R3/ N6k
Explanation “b4!”
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Front position rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR
Problem text The starting position
Solution position rnbqkbnr/ pppppppp/ ......../ ......../ ....(P).../ ....(.).../ PPPP(+)PPP/ RNBQKBNR
Explanation One possible opening move.
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After the file is downloaded, double-click on it to open it in the desktop program.

At this time, it is not possible to add shared decks directly to your AnkiWeb account - they need to be added from the desktop then synchronized to AnkiWeb.

Reviews

on 1537592418
Very good idea! Would be nice to have something ready, thou (from someone who used this)
on 1514073600
Great works well! Sometimes if the side to play and win is black - it's preferable to see it from black's point of view - i.e. with black at the bottom of the board. The simplest way to do this is to reverse the FEN string. For example:
"7k/8/4(...)1/8/5PK1/8/8/8" - black to play and draw here it is shown from the white perspective. Reverse the text like this:
"8/8/8/1KP5/8/1)...(4/8/k7" - will show with black on the bottom of the board.
Copy and paste the original FEN string here: http://www.textreverse.com/

**If you use the above example to test - please remember to remove the quotes from the FEN string.

Good luck!
on 1510704000
Convenient and beautiful
on 1505952000
Great solution

I have been using this tool since 2015 and it has been a good helper, memory is so important in everything. Thanks.
on 1409097600
Nice graphics but ...

Nice graphics and quite flexible. White at the bottom is annoying though. The only
way to take care of this is to change lower-/uppercase, so for the starting position RNBQKBNR/PPPPPPPP/8/8/8/8/pppppppp/rnbqkbnr instead
of rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR. Any other ideas?
on 1405814400
A simple way to create flash cards of chess positions

This is a great little design. It offers an excellent way to keep those troublesome positions in your mind without having to import graphics.

One thing that would make it better for me is the ability to show Black on the bottom.