Standard chess diagram

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Standard chess diagram template is a result of discussions and votings which took place in WikiProject Chess on Meta-Wiki. It is based on the template "Chess position" widely used in English Wikipedia. Both the template and the images of pieces were modified.


Syntax[edit]

{{Chess diagram | alignment
| header
| a8 | b8 | c8 | d8 | e8 | f8 | g8 | h8
| a7 | b7 | c7 | d7 | e7 | f7 | g7 | h7
| a6 | b6 | c6 | d6 | e6 | f6 | g6 | h6
| a5 | b5 | c5 | d5 | e5 | f5 | g5 | h5
| a4 | b4 | c4 | d4 | e4 | f4 | g4 | h4
| a3 | b3 | c3 | d3 | e3 | f3 | g3 | h3
| a2 | b2 | c2 | d2 | e2 | f2 | g2 | h2
| a1 | b1 | c1 | d1 | e1 | f1 | g1 | h1
| footer
}}

There are two standard chess diagram templates:

  • Chess diagram (8 × 8 board, alternating light and dark squares in a checkered pattern, 26 × 26 px for each square)
  • Chess diagram small (8 × 8 board, alternating light and dark squares in a checkered pattern, 22 × 22 px for each square)

and some templates for special purposes:

The syntax is similar for all of them.

Parameters:
  • | 1 = alignment – defines horizontal alignment of the whole image (required, must be "tright" or "tleft");
  • | 2 = header – the text which appears above the diagram (required, may be empty);
  • | 3, ... = a8, ..., h8, ..., a1, ..., h1 – define the content of the chessboard with as many parameters as cells, ordered from top to bottom, and each row from left to right (required, see below for their encoded value);
    background cell colors don't need to be specified in encoded values, as they are implied by the diagram template;
  • | n = footer – the text which appears beneath the diagram (optional, may be empty).

All needed parameters are positional (they are implicitly named as integer numbers). All parameters named with something else are ignored.

Encoded values for square contents:

A square is defined by the name of piece or empty parameter:

  • The names of the pieces are those given in algebraic notation. Also, several fairy chess pieces are present.
    • These letters are combined with either "l" for Light=White, or "d" for Dark=Black. So "kl" is White's king, and "nd" is Black's knight. Using "L" or "D" (instead of "l" or "d") will show the same light or dark piece, but on a square marked by a surrounding box (however this still does not work for fairy chess pieces): such mark may be used to render the effective state of a piece in fairy chess rules (e.g. petrified/immobilized pieces, which would be marked in real game by either placing the physical piece over some base token, or by placing a ring around, or exchanging the piece with another one with distinctive forms, colors or materials).
  • An empty square is written either using underscores, spaces, or nothing at all. Two spaces are recommended.
    • You can also use "xx" (or "xo") for an empty square marked with a black (or white) cross, "xo" (or "oo") for an empty square marked with a black (or white) disc, and "x0" through "x9" for an empty space marked with a number.
    • Alternative marks include vertical, horizontal or diagonal arrows (pointing in each direction or both).
  • The next letter "l" or "d" allows differenting squares with light or dark background, over which pieces are placed, in order to create a a bicolor chessboard). However chess diagram templates will normally encode that letter themselves as these colors are usually immutable in standard boards.
Pieces:
Type "d" "l" "D" "L"
"p" pawn Chess pdl45.svg Chess pdd45.svg Chess pll45.svg Chess pld45.svg Chess pDl45.svg Chess pDd45.svg Chess pLl45.svg Chess pLd45.svg
"r" rook
Note: "ra" is used for the right-pointing" arrow below, so "a" cannot be used to select color/marking of pieces.
Chess rdl45.svg Chess rdd45.svg Chess rll45.svg Chess rld45.svg Chess rDl45.svg Chess rDd45.svg Chess rLl45.svg Chess rLd45.svg
"m" rotated rook /
biok (Semi-queen chess): bishop + rook
Chess mdl45.svg Chess mdd45.svg Chess mll45.svg Chess mld45.svg
"c" chancellor (Capablanca chess) /
cardinal (Grand Chess): rook + knight
Chess cdl45.svg Chess cdd45.svg Chess cll45.svg Chess cld45.svg
"n" knight Chess ndl45.svg Chess ndd45.svg Chess nll45.svg Chess nld45.svg Chess nDl45.svg Chess nDd45.svg Chess nLl45.svg Chess nLd45.svg
"s" rotated knight / boat Chess sdl45.svg Chess sdd45.svg Chess sll45.svg Chess sld45.svg
"U" unicorn (Raumschach chess) Chess Udl45.svg Chess Udd45.svg Chess Ull45.svg Chess Uld45.svg
"Z" zebra Chess Zdl45.svg Chess Zdd45.svg Chess Zll45.svg Chess Zld45.svg
"G" giraffe Chess Gdl45.svg Chess Gdd45.svg Chess Gll45.svg Chess Gld45.svg
"a" archbishop (Capablanca chess) /
marshall (Grand Chess): bishop + knight
Chess adl45.svg Chess add45.svg Chess all45.svg Chess ald45.svg
"b" bishop Chess bdl45.svg Chess bdd45.svg Chess bll45.svg Chess bld45.svg Chess bDl45.svg Chess bDd45.svg Chess bLl45.svg Chess bLd45.svg
"e" rotated bishop / elephant / alfil
roshop (Semi-queen chess): rook + bishop
Chess edl45.svg Chess edd45.svg Chess ell45.svg Chess eld45.svg
"t" fool (Omega Chess) Chess tdl45.svg Chess tdd45.svg Chess tll45.svg Chess tld45.svg
"w" wizard (Omega Chess) /
crescent moon
Chess wdl45.svg Chess wdd45.svg Chess wll45.svg Chess wld45.svg
"z" champion (Omega Chess) /
armor shield
Chess zdl45.svg Chess zdd45.svg Chess zll45.svg Chess zld45.svg
"q" queen / lady /
conselor / ferz / vizier / minister / flag
Chess qdl45.svg Chess qdd45.svg Chess qll45.svg Chess qld45.svg Chess qDl45.svg Chess qDd45.svg Chess qLl45.svg Chess qDd45.svg
"k" king Chess kdl45.svg Chess kdd45.svg Chess kll45.svg Chess kld45.svg Chess kDl45.svg Chess kDd45.svg Chess kLl45.svg Chess kLd45.svg
Empty cells, and symbolic or numeric marks:
"__" empty Chess l45.svg Chess d45.svg
"xx" mark: black cross Chess xxl45.svg Chess xxd45.svg
"ox" mark: white cross Chess oxl45.svg Chess oxd45.svg
"xo" mark: black disc Chess xol45.svg Chess xod45.svg
"oo" mark: white disc Chess ool45.svg Chess ood45.svg
"x0" mark: 0 Chess x0l45.svg Chess x0d45.svg
"x1" mark: 1 Chess x1l45.svg Chess x1d45.svg
"x2" mark: 2 Chess x2l45.svg Chess x2d45.svg
"x3" mark: 3 Chess x3l45.svg Chess x3d45.svg
"x4" mark: 4 Chess x4l45.svg Chess x4d45.svg
"x5" mark: 5 Chess x5l45.svg Chess x5d45.svg
"x6" mark: 6 Chess x6l45.svg Chess x6d45.svg
"x7" mark: 7 Chess x7l45.svg Chess x7d45.svg
"x8" mark: 8 Chess x8l45.svg Chess x8d45.svg
"x9" mark: 9 Chess x9l45.svg Chess x9d45.svg
Addition arrows for marking empty cells:
"ul" up-left Chess ull45.svg Chess uld45.svg
"la" left Chess lal45.svg Chess lad45.svg
"dl" down-left Chess dll45.svg Chess dld45.svg
"ua" up Chess ual45.svg Chess uad45.svg
"ud" up and
down
Chess udl45.svg Chess udd45.svg
"da" down Chess dal45.svg Chess dad45.svg
"ur" up-right Chess url45.svg Chess urd45.svg
"ra" right Chess ral45.svg Chess rad45.svg
"dr" down-right Chess drl45.svg Chess drd45.svg
"db" up-right and
down-left
Chess dbl45.svg Chess dbd45.svg
"lr" left and
right
Chess lrl45.svg Chess lrd45.svg
"dw" up-left and
down-right
Chess dwl45.svg Chess dwd45.svg

Examples[edit]

To see how it works, compare the diagrams below and the code which generates them. To use it - just copy the code, paste it into your article and change parameters.

In the following examples the rows and columns are numbered. Because any text between dummy named parameters "|=" and the next "|" is ignored, numbers and letters can be added without affecting output.


Some practical hints:

  • be careful not to change general schema, especially leave "|" and "=" characters just where they are,
  • you cannot use "|" character in the captions (footers and headers),
  • if you want to use "=" in the caption you have to enclose it in nowiki tags,
  • you can use some formatting like bolds, italics.



Standard diagram[edit]

This diagram is recommended for common use as a main diagram in the articles on chess openings, endings, games, positions etc. See the corresponding code below.

  a b c d e f g h  
8 black rook (a8) black knight (b8) black bishop (c8) black queen / consilor / farz (d8) black king (e8) black bishop (f8) black knight (g8) black rook (h8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) black pawn (c7) black pawn (d7) black pawn (e7) black pawn (f7) black pawn (g7) black pawn (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) empty square (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) white pawn (c2) white pawn (d2) white pawn (e2) white pawn (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) 2
1 white rook (a1) white knight (b1) white pawn (c1) white queen / consilor / farz (d1) white king (e1) white bishop (f1) white knight (g1) white rook (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
The position of the pieces at the start of a game of chess.
{{Chess diagram|tright|'''[[Template:Chess diagram|Standard chess diagram]]'''
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |rd|nd|bd|qd|kd|bd|nd|rd|-8=
 7 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-2=
 1 |rl|nl|bl|ql|kl|bl|nl|rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
|The position of the pieces at the start of a game of chess.
}}
  a b c d e f g h  
8 black rook (a8) black knight (b8) black bishop (c8) black queen / consilor / farz (d8) black king (e8) black bishop (f8) black knight (g8) black rook (h8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) black pawn (c7) empty square (d7) empty square (e7) black pawn (f7) black pawn (g7) black pawn (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) black pawn (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) black pawn (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) white pawn (c4) white pawn (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) empty square (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) empty square (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) 2
1 white rook (a1) white knight (b1) white pawn (c1) white queen / consilor / farz (d1) white king (e1) white bishop (f1) white knight (g1) white rook (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
The Queen's Gambit declined.
{{Chess diagram|tright|
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |rd|nd|bd|qd|kd|bd|nd|rd|-8=
 7 |pd|pd|pd|  |  |pd|pd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |  |  |  |pd|  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |  |pd|  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |pl|pl|  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|  |  |  |  |pl|pl|-2=
 1 |rl|nl|bl|ql|kl|bl|nl|rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
|The Queen's Gambit declined.
}}
  a b c d e f g h  
8 empty square (a8) empty square (b8) empty square (c8) empty square (d8) white bishop (e8) empty square (f8) empty square (g8) empty square (h8) 8
7 empty square (a7) white knight (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) empty square (e7) black pawn (f7) empty square (g7) empty square (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) black king (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) white queen / consilor / farz (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) white king (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 empty square (a2) empty square (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) empty square (f2) empty square (g2) empty square (h2) 2
1 empty square (a1) empty square (b1) empty square (c1) empty square (d1) empty square (e1) empty square (f1) empty square (g1) empty square (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
{{Chess diagram|tright|
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |  |  |  |  |bl|  |  |  |-8=
 7 |  |nl|  |  |  |pd|  |  |-7=
 6 |  |  |  |  |kd|  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |ql|  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |  |kl|  |  |-3=
 2 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-2=
 1 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
}}

More examples:

Diagram without captions[edit]

See the corresponding code below. If you don't want the captions, just remove them, but don't delete any "|" character before the diagram data (except for the last empty parameter for the second caption below the diagram).

The diagram floats to the left to illustrate the use of the first parameter.

  a b c d e f g h  
8 empty square (a8) empty square (b8) empty square (c8) empty square (d8) empty square (e8) empty square (f8) empty square (g8) empty square (h8) 8
7 empty square (a7) empty square (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) empty square (e7) empty square (f7) empty square (g7) empty square (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) black cross (b6) black disk (c6) black cross (d6) empty square (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) white pawn (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) black disk (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) black cross (e3) black disk (f3) black cross (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 empty square (a2) empty square (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) white pawn (f2) empty square (g2) empty square (h2) 2
1 empty square (a1) empty square (b1) empty square (c1) empty square (d1) empty square (e1) empty square (f1) empty square (g1) empty square (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
{{Chess diagram|tleft|
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-8=
 7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-7=
 6 |  |xx|xo|xx|  |  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |pl|  |  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |xo|  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |xx|xo|xx|  |-3=
 2 |  |  |  |  |  |pl|  |  |-2=
 1 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
}}

Small diagram[edit]

This one may be useful in articles with many diagrams. It uses another template named "Chess diagram small".

  a b c d e f g h  
8 black rook (a8) empty square (b8) empty square (c8) black queen / consilor / farz (d8) empty square (e8) black rook (f8) black king (g8) empty square (h8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) black pawn (e7) black pawn (f7) black bishop (g7) black pawn (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) black knight (b6) black pawn (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) black knight (f6) black pawn (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) white queen / consilor / farz (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) white bishop (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) white pawn (d4) white pawn (e4) empty square (f4) black bishop (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) white knight (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) white knight (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) white pawn (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) 2
1 empty square (a1) empty square (b1) white pawn (c1) white rook (d1) white king (e1) white bishop (f1) empty square (g1) white rook (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
The position after 11. Bg5.
{{Chess diagram small|tright|'''[[Template:Chess diagram small|Standard chess diagram (small)]]'''
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |rd|  |  |qd|  |rd|kd|  |-8=
 7 |pd|pd|  |  |pd|pd|bd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |nd|pd|  |  |nd|pd|  |-6=
 5 |  |  |ql|  |  |  |bl|  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |pl|pl|  |bd|  |-4=
 3 |  |  |nl|  |  |nl|  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|  |  |  |pl|pl|pl|-2=
 1 |  |  |  |rl|kl|bl|  |rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
|The position after 11. Bg5.
}}
  a b c d e f g h  
8 black rook (a8) empty square (b8) empty square (c8) black queen / consilor / farz (d8) empty square (e8) black rook (f8) black king (g8) empty square (h8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) black pawn (e7) black pawn (f7) black bishop (g7) black pawn (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) black knight (b6) black pawn (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) black knight (f6) black pawn (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) white queen / consilor / farz (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) white bishop (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) white pawn (d4) white pawn (e4) empty square (f4) black bishop (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) white knight (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) white knight (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) white pawn (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) 2
1 empty square (a1) empty square (b1) white pawn (c1) white rook (d1) white king (e1) white bishop (f1) empty square (g1) white rook (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
{{Chess diagram small|tright|
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |rd|  |  |qd|  |rd|kd|  |-8=
 7 |pd|pd|  |  |pd|pd|bd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |nd|pd|  |  |nd|pd|  |-6=
 5 |  |  |ql|  |  |  |bl|  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |pl|pl|  |bd|  |-4=
 3 |  |  |nl|  |  |nl|  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|  |  |  |pl|pl|pl|-2=
 1 |  |  |  |rl|kl|bl|  |rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
}}

Capablanca chess[edit]

Chessboards of non-standard dimensions need special templates.

  a b c d e f g h i j  
8 black rook (a8) black knight (b8) black archbishop / marshall (c8) black bishop (d8) black queen / consilor / farz (e8) black king (f8) black bishop (g8) black chancellor / cardinal (h8) black knight (i8) black rook (j8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) black pawn (c7) black pawn (d7) black pawn (e7) black pawn (f7) black pawn (g7) black pawn (h7) black pawn (i7) black pawn (j7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) empty square (i6) empty square (j6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) empty square (i5) empty square (j5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) empty square (i4) empty square (j4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) empty square (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) empty square (i3) empty square (j3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) white pawn (c2) white pawn (d2) white pawn (e2) white pawn (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) white pawn (i2) white pawn (j2) 2
1 white rook (a1) white knight (b1) white archbishop / marshall (c1) white bishop (d1) white queen / consilor / farz (e1) white king (f1) white bishop (g1) white chancellor / cardinal (h1) white knight (i1) white rook (j1) 1
  a b c d e f g h i j  
Capablanca chess – start position.
{{Chess diagram 8x10|tright|'''[[Template:Chess diagram 8x10|Non-standard (8 × 10) chess diagram]]'''
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j
 8 |rd|nd|ad|bd|qd|kd|bd|cd|nd|rd|-8=
 7 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-2=
 1 |rl|nl|al|bl|ql|kl|bl|cl|nl|rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j
|'''[[w:en:Capablanca chess|Capablanca chess]]''' – start position.
}}

Chaturanga[edit]

Chaturanga template may be used in any games played on 8x8 board.

  a b c d e f g h  
8 black rook (a8) black knight (b8) black bishop (c8) black queen / consilor / farz (d8) black king (e8) black bishop (f8) black knight (g8) black rook (h8) 8
7 empty square (a7) empty square (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) empty square (e7) empty square (f7) empty square (g7) empty square (h7) 7
6 black pawn (a6) black pawn (b6) black pawn (c6) black pawn (d6) black pawn (e6) black pawn (f6) black pawn (g6) black pawn (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 white pawn (a3) white pawn (b3) white pawn (c3) white pawn (d3) white pawn (e3) white pawn (f3) white pawn (g3) white pawn (h3) 3
2 empty square (a2) empty square (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) empty square (f2) empty square (g2) empty square (h2) 2
1 white rook (a1) white knight (b1) empty square (c1) white queen / consilor / farz (d1) white king (e1) white bishop (f1) white knight (g1) white rook (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
Makruk – start position.
{{Chaturanga diagram|tright|'''[[Template:Chaturanga diagram|Chaturanga diagram]]'''
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |rd|nd|bd|qd|kd|bd|nd|rd|-8=
 7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-7=
 6 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-6=
 5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-3=
 2 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-2=
 1 |rl|nl|bl|ql|kl|bl|nl|rl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
|'''Makruk''' – start position.
}}

More examples:

Chess Mutation[edit]

  a b c d e f g h  
8 black pawn (a8) black pawn (b8) black pawn (c8) black pawn (d8) black king (e8) black pawn (f8) black pawn (g8) black pawn (h8) 8
7 black pawn (a7) black pawn (b7) black pawn (c7) black pawn (d7) black pawn (e7) black pawn (f7) black pawn (g7) black pawn (h7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) empty square (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) 3
2 white pawn (a2) white pawn (b2) white pawn (c2) white pawn (d2) white pawn (e2) white pawn (f2) white pawn (g2) white pawn (h2) 2
1 white pawn (a1) white pawn (b1) white pawn (c1) white pawn (d1) white king (e1) white pawn (f1) white pawn (g1) white pawn (h1) 1
  a b c d e f g h  
Chess Mutation – start position.
{{Chess Mutation diagram|tright|'''[[Template:Chess Mutation diagram|Chess Mutation diagram]]'''
|-= a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
 8 |pd|pd|pd|pd|kd|pd|pd|pd|-8=
 7 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-7=
 6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-6=
 5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-5=
 4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
 3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-3=
 2 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-2=
 1 |pl|pl|pl|pl|kl|pl|pl|pl|-1=
    a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h
|'''Chess Mutation''' – start position.
}}

Omega Chess[edit]

Omega Chess template on a 10x10 board with 4 extra corners.

black wizard / crescent (w4) ‹ w4
a
b c d e f g h i w3 ›
j
black wizard / crescent (w3)
9 black champion / shield (a9) black rook (b9) black knight (c9) black bishop (d9) black queen / consilor / farz (e9) black king (f9) black bishop (g9) black knight (h9) black rook (i9) black champion / shield (j9) 9
8 black pawn (a8) black pawn (b8) black pawn (c8) black pawn (d8) black pawn (e8) black pawn (f8) black pawn (g8) black pawn (h8) black pawn (i8) black pawn (j8) 8
7 empty square (a7) empty square (b7) empty square (c7) empty square (d7) empty square (e7) empty square (f7) empty square (g7) empty square (h7) empty square (i7) empty square (j7) 7
6 empty square (a6) empty square (b6) empty square (c6) empty square (d6) empty square (e6) empty square (f6) empty square (g6) empty square (h6) empty square (i6) empty square (j6) 6
5 empty square (a5) empty square (b5) empty square (c5) empty square (d5) empty square (e5) empty square (f5) empty square (g5) empty square (h5) empty square (i5) empty square (j5) 5
4 empty square (a4) empty square (b4) empty square (c4) empty square (d4) empty square (e4) empty square (f4) empty square (g4) empty square (h4) empty square (i4) empty square (j4) 4
3 empty square (a3) empty square (b3) empty square (c3) empty square (d3) empty square (e3) empty square (f3) empty square (g3) empty square (h3) empty square (i3) empty square (j3) 3
2 empty square (a2) empty square (b2) empty square (c2) empty square (d2) empty square (e2) empty square (f2) empty square (g2) empty square (h2) empty square (i2) empty square (j2) 2
1 white pawn (a1) white pawn (b1) white pawn (c1) white pawn (d1) white pawn (e1) white pawn (f1) white pawn (g1) white pawn (h1) white pawn (i1) white pawn (j1) 1
0 white champion / shield (a0) white rook (b0) white knight (c0) white bishop (d0) white queen / consilor / farz (e0) white king (f0) white bishop (g0) white knight (h0) white rook (i0) white champion / shield (j0) 0
white wizard / crescent (w1) a
‹ w1
b c d e f g h i j
w2 ›
white wizard / crescent (w2)
Omega Chess – start position.
{{Omega Chess diagram|tright|'''[[Template:Omega Chess diagram|Omega Chess diagram]]'''
|-=  a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j
 |wd|-W4=                         |wd|-W3=
  9 |zd|rd|nd|bd|qd|kd|bd|nd|rd|zd|-9=
  8 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-8=
  7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-7=
  6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-6=
  5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-5=
  4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-4=
  3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-3=
  2 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |-2=
  1 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-1=
  0 |zl|rl|nl|bl|ql|kl|bl|nl|rl|zl|-0=
 |wl|-W1=                         |wl|-W2=
     a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j
|'''[[w:en:Omega Chess#Omega Chess Advanced|Omega Chess]]''' – start position.
}}

Raumschach[edit]

Raumschach template on a 5x5x5 board.

Raumschach diagram
Ea5 Eb5 Ec5 Ed5 Ee5
Ea4 Eb4 Ec4 Ed4 Ee4
Ea3 Eb3 Ec3 Ed3 Ee3
Ea2 Eb2 Ec2 Ed2 Ee2
Ea1 Eb1 Ec1 Ed1 Ee1

E

Da5 Db5 Dc5 Dd5 De5
Da4 Db4 Dc4 Dd4 De4
Da3 Db3 Dc3 Dd3 De3
Da2 Db2 Dc2 Dd2 De2
Da1 Db1 Dc1 Dd1 De1

D

Ca5 Cb5 Cc5 Cd5 Ce5
Ca4 Cb4 Cc4 Cd4 Ce4
Ca3 Cb3 Cc3 Cd3 Ce3
Ca2 Cb2 Cc2 Cd2 Ce2
Ca1 Cb1 Cc1 Cd1 Ce1

C

Ba5 Bb5 Bc5 Bd5 Be5
Ba4 Bb4 Bc4 Bd4 Be4
Ba3 Bb3 Bc3 Bd3 Be3
Ba2 Bb2 Bc2 Bd2 Be2
Ba1 Bb1 Bc1 Bd1 Be1

B

Aa5 Ab5 Ac5 Ad5 Ae5
Aa4 Ab4 Ac4 Ad4 Ae4
Aa3 Ab3 Ac3 Ad3 Ae3
Aa2 Ab2 Ac2 Ad2 Ae2
Aa1 Ab1 Ac1 Ad1 Ae1

A

Raumschach – start position.
{{Raumschach diagram|tright|'''[[Template:Raumschach diagram|Raumschach diagram]]'''|=

5 |rd|nd|kd|nd|rd|-E5=
4 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-E4=
3 |  |  |  |  |  |-E3=
2 |  |  |  |  |  |-E2=
1 |  |  |  |  |  |-E1=
   Ea Eb Ec Ed Ee

5 |sd|bd|qd|sd|bd|-D5=
4 |pd|pd|pd|pd|pd|-D4=
3 |  |  |  |  |  |-D3=
2 |  |  |  |  |  |-D2=
1 |  |  |  |  |  |-D1=
   Da Db Dc Dd De

5 |  |  |  |  |  |-C5=
4 |  |  |  |  |  |-C4=
3 |  |  |  |  |  |-C3=
2 |  |  |  |  |  |-C2=
1 |  |  |  |  |  |-C1=
   Ca Cb Cc Cd Ce

5 |  |  |  |  |  |-B5=
4 |  |  |  |  |  |-B4=
3 |  |  |  |  |  |-B3=
2 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-B2=
1 |bl|sl|ql|bl|sl|-B1=
   Ba Bb Bc Bd Be

5 |  |  |  |  |  |-A5=
4 |  |  |  |  |  |-A4=
3 |  |  |  |  |  |-A3=
2 |pl|pl|pl|pl|pl|-A2=
1 |rl|nl|kl|nl|rl|-A1=
   Aa Ab Ac Ad Ae

|'''Raumschach''' – start position.
}}

Tools[edit]