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I am new to FEN notation. I understand its importance for describing position of pieces on board. I also understand FEN notations after reading about it in Wikipedia. However, it is a time taking procedure to write it down manually. I am looking for a software or web site, which allows me to place the pieces on the board, and then create FEN notation automatically.

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I am looking for a software or web site, which allows me to place the pieces on the board, and then create FEN notation automatically.

I personally use this site for that.

It is free, and it is an online tool.

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REMARKS:

If you wish to put that FEN in our diagram you paste that code like this:

  1. Press space bar 4 times;
  2. Type square brackets ( [] );
  3. Type fen "" inside the brackets ( [fen ""] );
  4. Paste your code inside the "" ( [fen "Your FEN goes here"] );

If you decide to input variations you need to do this:

  1. Press enter twice;
  2. Press space bar 4 times;
  3. Input moves;

Here is an example:

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If you have further question leave a comment and I will help you. Also read this thread.

END OF REMARKS

Hopefully this answer helps you.

Best regards.

  • @KurioZ7: Always glad to help. Best regards until next time :) – AlwaysLearningNewStuff Dec 9 '14 at 16:11
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SCID will do it. Create a position using Edit->Setup Board. There's a text box at the bottom of the setup window with the FEN. Or, if you've been playing against the computer, you can just say Edit->Copy FEN to get the board's current position.

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I´m in a similar matter. But what I tried to have is a fen list, not just a single fen line. That is: having a PGN file, have the complete list of fen, one line per position. If for example the game had 40 moves, I need the 40 positions that ocured during the game.

In fact I found one program that do it: pgn2fen: http://pgn2fen.downv.com/Windows-software-download/pgn2fen But at far as I could see, it has a bug, do not make the fen for the last position.

Any help?

Thanks!

  • Hi, if you have a question you'd rather ask a separate question. But please, do not include it in an answer. – lodebari Mar 7 '15 at 19:05

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