# [Tex/LaTex] LaTeX Template for Drawing Chess Rules in Iconic Manner

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Chess game is very old. The rules are difficult for a beginner.
Iconic overview of chess rules is a great advantage for beginners.
Would you know a cool template to print rules with tikz ?

There is so far no example of first work.
anyhow first attempt:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{chessboard}
\usepackage{skak}
\begin{document}
\setchessboard{showmover=false}
\newgame
\chessboard
\end{document}


Ideally, would be to have the TIKZ source for making separate pieces queen, king,… without chessboard package.

herewith a nice rule overview. It is easy to understand since there are pics of pieces + arrows. Schematics are awesome for everyone.

The chessfss package provides the useful possibility to access the chess pieces by their name, which you can use to draw the rules in tikz. One example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[LSBC5,T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{chessfss}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}

\setboardfontencoding{LSBC5}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\node at (-1,0) {\WhiteRookOnWhite};
\draw[<->] (-0.5,0) -- (0.5,0);
\draw[<->] (0,-0.5) -- (0,0.5);
\fill[white] (-0.2,-0.2) rectangle (0.2,0.2);
\node at (0,0) {\footnotesize R};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}