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How do I create a FEN string?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #21

    P-k3

    that notation places a piece on the board so if I want to replace that piece with a number does fen allow that?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    MrEdCollins

    P-k3 wrote:

    is there a way to number all 64 squares?  So all squares have a number on them

    A number on them?  Yea, there's lots of ways.  Here's one:

    01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08
    09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16
    17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24
    25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32
    33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40
    41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48
    49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56
    57-58-59-60-61-62-63-64

    Here's another:  

    81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88
    71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78
    61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68
    51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58
    41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48
    31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38
    21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28
    11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18

    (file, row)

    In this numbering format, square 84, for example, is the 8th row, 4th file, from White's point of view.

    Though as Stephen mentioned, it's hard to beat algebraic.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #23

    P-k3

    thank you

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #24

    homernh

    stephen_33 wrote:

    Some great advice above but nobody's actually answered the OP's question: Once you've dragged all the pieces to their proper places on the board in Position Setup mode (Analysis Board-Editor) then click on the Copy FEN To Clipboard button & you can copy & paste the FEN string anywhere, such as a text-editor like Notepad.

    That was the first thing I tried, prior to starting this thread in early March.  Prior to the 3/26/12 site update (and I didn't notice if it happened right away, A LOT of tweaks trickled in later) that feature was not offered.  Which didn't make a lot of sense, so it seemed like an obvious fix when they did the update. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #25

    stephen_33

    homernh wrote:
    stephen_33 wrote:

    Some great advice above but nobody's actually answered the OP's question: Once you've dragged all the pieces to their proper places on the board in Position Setup mode (Analysis Board-Editor) then click on the Copy FEN To Clipboard button & you can copy & paste the FEN string anywhere, such as a text-editor like Notepad.

    That was the first thing I tried, prior to starting this thread in early March.  Prior to the 3/26/12 site update (and I didn't notice if it happened right away, A LOT of tweaks trickled in later) that feature was not offered.  Which didn't make a lot of sense, so it seemed like an obvious fix when they did the update. 

    I didn't know that - explains everything !

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #26

    wbport

    The link in this related post takes a FEN string to convert it to a diagram using a font: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/creating-chess-diagrams

  • 2 days ago · Quote · #27

    JCapanegra

    Hi.... seems at last I could found people talking about fen!Smile

    I need to make an string of fen´s using a game data base.

    The only progrma I found to do it is pgn2fen..... but it seems to works wrongly :-(  Do not show me the position after the last move Frown

  • 48 hours ago · Quote · #28

    stephen_33

    It's not very clear what exactly you want to do - could you explain in a little more detail please?

    A FEN (string) is a string of printable characters, describing a specific board position but without any moves list; whereas you say you want to create a string of FENs - is that correct?

  • 48 hours ago · Quote · #29

    Lagomorph

    I have always wanted to know the answer to this question....

    How long is a FEN string ?

  • 48 hours ago · Quote · #30

    EscherehcsE

    Lagomorph wrote:

    I have always wanted to know the answer to this question....

    How long is a FEN string ?

    It depends on where the scissors cuts it.

    (The technical but boring answer is that the length is variable.)


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