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BlackLynx

There are many tactical problems on the internet in pgn format - both from books and people who individually collect them.

One in particular I downloaded is 5334 problems - from Polgar - and it is in pgn format. It would be way easier if I could solve the puzzles on the computer and see the solution immediately instead of searching it in the book page by page.

Is there any way to use this pgn file like - for example - find mate in one - and when you make the wrong move it says wrong move or something simular and when you make the correct move it moves on to the puzzle?

I tried with chessbase 11 and it just shows the puzzles as games, and in the notation board it shows the solution right away. - Plus i have to load each puzzle separately.

In chessmaster it's similar situation - when you go file-open - and load - there is this pgn file opener - with the list of all 5344 problems and you can load them as separate games.

In both cases you can move whatever you want - without telling you if its right or wrong.

A few years ago I don't know where from or what was it but i downloaded a pgn file with tactical exercises i think it was 1001 - i don't remember - and when i loaded it chessmaster - i could try to move any piece anywhere but it would return the piece back into its original place if it was the wrong move - if it was the right move it would go on to the next exercise.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

jericson81

anyone know where to find the pgn?

MrEdCollins

Wow, what a chore this turned out to be!

I found lots and lots of links mentioning, and some even pointing to, this pgn file.  All of these links were old.  Many links were referring to entire sites that no longer existed.  Many links asked me to download an exe file... and my spider sense began tingling... the sites didn't appear trustworthy at all.

Other files weren't valid.  For example, one site indicated the file contained all 5,334 games... and it only contained 700+ positions.  Furthermore, I had to download another file just to convert it from "their" format to a pgn format.

Bu my problem is I often don't know when to give up...

I finally found the file, which required one fix.  Scid vs. PC was giving me an error with problem 2755.  It said the FEN was wrong... and it didn't know what it was. (Scid vs. PC checks all the FENS for validity, when it loads the file.)

I own a copy of this book, so I looked up this position.  That's a black queen on h7, not a white queen, which is what the FEN said.  So I fixed it.

Other than that, it looks good.  5,334 positions.

Now available here.  Get it while you can...

jambush

Got it. Thanks for making it available!

gabriel_montes_75

@MrEdCollins Thank you so much. I have been trying to compile this myself, and it was proving to be a great distraction from actual chess study.

Wannabe_Hikaru
BlackLynx wrote:

There are many tactical problems on the internet in pgn format - both from books and people who individually collect them.

One in particular I downloaded is 5334 problems - from Polgar - and it is in pgn format. It would be way easier if I could solve the puzzles on the computer and see the solution immediately instead of searching it in the book page by page.

Is there any way to use this pgn file like - for example - find mate in one - and when you make the wrong move it says wrong move or something simular and when you make the correct move it moves on to the puzzle?

I tried with chessbase 11 and it just shows the puzzles as games, and in the notation board it shows the solution right away. - Plus i have to load each puzzle separately.

In chessmaster it's similar situation - when you go file-open - and load - there is this pgn file opener - with the list of all 5344 problems and you can load them as separate games.

In both cases you can move whatever you want - without telling you if its right or wrong.

A few years ago I don't know where from or what was it but i downloaded a pgn file with tactical exercises i think it was 1001 - i don't remember - and when i loaded it chessmaster - i could try to move any piece anywhere but it would return the piece back into its original place if it was the wrong move - if it was the right move it would go on to the next exercise.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Yes you can actually do that on chessable, their move trainer is perfect for tactics, just import the pgns there and you are good to go.

Diuver

Thanks MrEdCollins, i got it!!

theashggl
BlackLynx wrote:

There are many tactical problems on the internet in pgn format - both from books and people who individually collect them.

One in particular I downloaded is 5334 problems - from Polgar - and it is in pgn format. It would be way easier if I could solve the puzzles on the computer and see the solution immediately instead of searching it in the book page by page.

Is there any way to use this pgn file like - for example - find mate in one - and when you make the wrong move it says wrong move or something simular and when you make the correct move it moves on to the puzzle?

I tried with chessbase 11 and it just shows the puzzles as games, and in the notation board it shows the solution right away. - Plus i have to load each puzzle separately.

In chessmaster it's similar situation - when you go file-open - and load - there is this pgn file opener - with the list of all 5344 problems and you can load them as separate games.

In both cases you can move whatever you want - without telling you if its right or wrong.

A few years ago I don't know where from or what was it but i downloaded a pgn file with tactical exercises i think it was 1001 - i don't remember - and when i loaded it chessmaster - i could try to move any piece anywhere but it would return the piece back into its original place if it was the wrong move - if it was the right move it would go on to the next exercise.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

is that feature even available in ChessBase software?

Diuver
theashggl escribió:
BlackLynx wrote:

There are many tactical problems on the internet in pgn format - both from books and people who individually collect them.

One in particular I downloaded is 5334 problems - from Polgar - and it is in pgn format. It would be way easier if I could solve the puzzles on the computer and see the solution immediately instead of searching it in the book page by page.

Is there any way to use this pgn file like - for example - find mate in one - and when you make the wrong move it says wrong move or something simular and when you make the correct move it moves on to the puzzle?

I tried with chessbase 11 and it just shows the puzzles as games, and in the notation board it shows the solution right away. - Plus i have to load each puzzle separately.

In chessmaster it's similar situation - when you go file-open - and load - there is this pgn file opener - with the list of all 5344 problems and you can load them as separate games.

In both cases you can move whatever you want - without telling you if its right or wrong.

A few years ago I don't know where from or what was it but i downloaded a pgn file with tactical exercises i think it was 1001 - i don't remember - and when i loaded it chessmaster - i could try to move any piece anywhere but it would return the piece back into its original place if it was the wrong move - if it was the right move it would go on to the next exercise.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

is that feature even available in ChessBase software?

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