2019-07-17

live games and archives for the Turkish team championship

The 2019 Isbank Turkish super league is a 13-round all-play-all team tournament taking place in Ankara, Turkey from July 17th to 28th. The 14 teams compete in matches over 6 boards, with top players including GM Evgeny Tomashevsky, GM Ernesto Inarkiev, GM Alireza Firouzj To, GM Vasyli Ivanchuk, GM Ivan Sarici, GM Yuriy Kuzubov, GM Anton Demchenko, GM Kirill Alekseenko, GM Rauf Mamedov, GM Nijat Abasov, GM Vasif Durarbayli, GM Martyn Kravtsiv, GM Andrey Esipenko, GM Mustafa Yilmaz, GM Sarin Nihal and GM Eltaj Safarli.

pgn4web is used for live games broadcasts and for game archives; a customized board widget from the Turkish chess federation shows live games from each match.

2019-07-05

pgn4web 10 years anniversary

On July 5th pgn4web celebrates the 10 year anniversary.

10 years ago the pgn4web project started providing an open source javascript based chessboard when the most popular chessboard website widgets relied on adobe's flash or oracle's java. The support of the PGN standard made it possible to use readily available chess games.

The project most successful feature is certainly the live broadcasting of chess games, allowing for an alternative to the then popular chess widget from DGT based on adobe's flash; the ability to show live chessboards on those mobile devices that would not support the adobe's flash technology pushed the pgn4web software adoption to a large number of events including the 2012 Istambul chess olympiads and the 2013 London candidates tournament.

The seamless integration with popular web platforms such as the wordpress.org portal and the phpbb forum made it very easy for both professional and amateur websites to display interactive chessboards, with worldwide adoption from chess professionals, national chess federations, chess clubs and chess fans.

Thanks to everyone using pgn4web!

2019-06-27

IPCA world championship live games

The International Physically Disabled Chess Association organizes the 2019 IPCA world championship in Ružomberok, Slovakia from June 27th to July 7th. The IPCA is the international chess organization affiliated to FIDE which unites physically disabled chess fans.

pgn4web is used for live games display throughout the event and for games archives, such as round one games.

2019-05-18

live games and archives for the French team championship

The French chess federation's chess portal uses pgn4web for live games broadcasting and archives of the "Top 12" 2019 French team chess championship. The event takes place in Brest from May 18th to 28th. Top players include GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Bassem Amin, GM Maxim Rodshtein, GM Markus Ragger, GM Etienne Bacrot, GM Pentala Harikrishna, GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Vladimir Malakhov, GM Benjamin Glendura, GM Christian Bauer, GM Romain Edouard and GM Laurent Fressinet.

The main live view integrates video streaming commentaries and games archives; a mobile live view is optimized for the small screens of mobile phones and tablets; an accessible live view is designed for visually impaired users.

2018-10-20

Isle of Man open games archives and news articles

The 2018 edition of the Isle of Man International tournament takes place from October 20th to 28th. Leading players include GM Lev Aronian, GM Anish Giri, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Wesley So, GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Alexander Grischuk, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Sergey Karjakin, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, GM Richard Rapport, GM Wang Hao, GM Arkadij Naiditsch, GM Le Quang Liem, GM Michael Adams, GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, GM Artemiev Vladislav, GM Eljanov Pavel, GM Almasi Zoltan and GM Boris Gelfand.

pgn4web is used for games archives and news articles, using the joomla embedchessboard plugin on the tournament site. More information how to display pgn4web chessboards on joomla sites is available from the pgn4web wiki.

2018-08-18

French championship live games

The French chess federation's chess portal uses pgn4web for live games broadcasting and commentaries of the 2018 French chess championship. The event takes place in Nîmes from August 18th to 26th. Top players include GM Etienne Bacrot, GM Laurent Fressinet, GM Romain Edouard, GM Tigran Gharamian and GM Sebastien Maze.

The main live view integrates video streaming commentaries, with commentators using a pgn4web chessboard enhanced by the pgn4web engine analysis module in order to explore variations for the spectators; a mobile live view is optimized for the small screens of mobile phones and tablets; an accessible live view is designed for visually impaired users.

2018-07-29

games archives at the British chess championship

The 105th British chess championships takes place in Hull (England) from July 28th to August 5th. Leading players include GM Michael Adams, GM David Howell, GM Gawain Jones and GM Luke McShane.

pgn4web is used for games archives, using the embed chessboard plugin for wordpress.org that makes it very easy to add pgn4web based chessboards into worpress.org articles.