If I want to ask a question about a certain chess position, how do I put it on-screen without the process being really tedious and the format impossible to decipher? I can type it out in in text form, but not very easily.

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Until we get software to display chess positions (which IMHO is unlikely), I think the best option would be to take a screenshot of the position in your favorite chess program, and include it in the post.

If for some reason that is not an option, post the FEN notation for the position.

  • Thank you!
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 20, 2011 at 20:08
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    @drm65 In fact you can use an online diagram generator together with the FEN notation: webchess.freehostia.com/diag/index.php?lang=english (Try the preview button)
    – tttppp
    Commented Jun 21, 2011 at 11:47
  • I've included a link to a site that allows multiple setup methods, including drag-and-drop and FEN, to the chess tag wiki. Any on- or offline generator should be fine, though. Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 16:37

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