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RPB Chessboard

RPB Chessboard is a plugin for WordPress, the popular blog CMS. It allows to typeset and display chess games and diagrams on posts and pages of WordPress blogs, using the standard FEN and PGN notations.

Live demo


  • Customizable aspect for the chessboards (orientation, size, etc...).
  • Support comments and sub-variations in PGN-encoded games.
  • Support HTML formatting in PGN comments.
  • Support Chess 960 (also known as Fischer Random Chess).
  • Colored square and arrow markers.
  • Compatibility mode to avoid conflicts with the other plugins that use the [fen][/fen] and [pgn][/pgn] shortcodes too.
  • Upload PGN files and load PGN data from a URL.
  • Graphical assistant to create and modify chess diagrams in the post/page editor.
  • Multi-language support.

If you encounter some bugs with this program, or if you wish to get new features in the future versions, you can report/propose them in the GitHub bug tracker.

If you are interested in translating this plugin into your language, please contact the author.

Examples & Screenshots

Chess diagram

[fen]r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3[/fen]


Chess game with comments and sub-variations


[Event "1<sup>st</sup> American Chess Congress"]
[Site "New York, NY USA"]
[Date "1857.11.03"]
[Round "4.6"]
[White "Paulsen, Louis"]
[Black "Morphy, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bc5 5.O-O O-O 6.Nxe5 Re8 7.Nxc6 dxc6 8.Bc4 b5
9.Be2 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 Rxe4 11.Bf3 Re6 12.c3 Qd3 13.b4 Bb6 14.a4 bxa4 15.Qxa4 Bd7
16.Ra2 Rae8 17.Qa6

{[#][%csl Yf3][%cal Rd3f3,Re6g6,Gg6g1] Morphy took twelve minutes
over his next move, probably to assure himself that the combination was sound
and that he had a forced win in every variation.}

17...Qxf3 !! 18.gxf3 Rg6+ 19.Kh1 Bh3 20.Rd1 ({Not} 20.Rg1 Rxg1+ 21.Kxg1 Re1+ -+)
20...Bg2+ 21.Kg1 Bxf3+ 22.Kf1 Bg2+

(22...Rg2 ! {would have won more quickly. For instance:} 23.Qd3 Rxf2+
24.Kg1 Rg2+ 25.Kh1 Rg1#)

23.Kg1 Bh3+ 24.Kh1 Bxf2 25.Qf1 {Absolutely forced.} 25...Bxf1 26.Rxf1 Re2
27.Ra1 Rh6 28.d4 Be3 0-1



Graphical assistant for chess diagrams creation/modification



A WordPress plugin to display chess games and diagrams (using the standard FEN and PGN notations).



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