CTAN has a new package: chessboard

CTAN Announcements ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Apr 25 20:22:48 CEST 2006

A new package has been installed on tug.ctan.org and should soon make its
way to your favorite mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon
St Michael's College


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: chessboard
Author's name: Ulrike Fischer
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/chessboard
Summary description: A package to print chessboards.
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
This package offers commands to print chessboards. It can print partial 
boards, hide pieces and fields, color the boards and put various marks 
on the board.

It has a lot of options to place pieces on the board. Using exotic pieces 
e.g. for fairy chess is possible.

It can be used together with the skak package which you can find at

chessboard uses some primitives of e\TeX. It needs a recent version of 
chessfss and xkeyval. It also needs the packages pgfcore and 
pgfbaseshapes (from the pgf bundle), and pst-node (from pstricks).

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