NAG symbols

New functionality

From now on it will be possible to use NAG symbols (Numeric Annotation Glyphs) like $1 and $15 in the chess game viewer, because these symbols have recently been added. Below you can find an example.
Please note the text that becomes visible when you place your mouse above one of the less trivial symbols.

The code used above is:
<script language='JavaScript'>Game('','',''1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 c6 {The Philidor Counterattack of the Bishop\'s Opening} 3.Qe2 d6 4.c3 f5 5.d3 Nf6 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.d4 $6 {<br />}( {I just have to show some NAG symbols and I think that} 7.Nf3 $1 {is a far better move.} ) {<br />} 7...e4 $1 $15 8.Bg5 d5 9.Bb3 Bd6 10.Nd2 Nbd7 11.h3 $6 h6 12.Be3 Qe7 13.f4 h5 14.c4 a6 $6 15.cxd5 $6 cxd5 16.Qf2 O-O 17.Ne2 b5 18.O-O Nb6 19.Ng3 g6 $10 20.Rac1 Nc4 21.Nxf5 gxf5 22.Qg3+ Qg7 23.Qxg7+ Kxg7 24.Bxc4 bxc4 $154 {A NAG symbol related to the bishops} 25.g3 Rab8 26.b3 Ba3 27.Rc2 cxb3 28.axb3 Rfc8 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.Ra1 Bb4 31.Rxa6 Rc3 32.Kf2 Rd3 33.Ra2 Bxd2 34.Rxd2 Rxb3 35.Rc2 h4 36.Rc7+ Kg6 37.gxh4 $158 {Have a look at the pawn structure} 37...Nh5 38.Rd7 Nxf4 39.Bxf4 Rf3+ 40.Kg2 Rxf4 41.Rxd5 Rf3 42.Rd8 Rd3 43.d5 f4 44.d6 Rd2+ 45.Kf1 Kf7 $15 46.h5 e3 47.h6 $4 $19 f3 $3 0-1',1,4);</script>

  • Hi

    I like the concept of "The Blogspot Chess Game Viewer", since Blogspot is the website were I am promoting my own chess and were I will be making a more comprehensive chess website.

    As of now I am using "The Chess Viewer 3.5" which I believe you have covered. I like it, but as you mention, it has the drawback that one cannot resize it. I had to manually edit my Blogspot so that it would fit the column. Right now, I am changing the look of my website and have ended up with a lot of half chess screens.

    The chess club which I represent when playing tournaments use ChessFlash, which seems decent enough.

    Question 1. Your Chess Viewer. I see that you are continously improving it. If I use it as of now, will everything have to be done again, if I find out that many more improvements have come along and I would like to use them in my website? Or can it somehow be updated?

    Question 2. I am not sure you will be able to help me with this one. I now get an error on my chess website when I open it. From my own computer and from the 3 computers I use at work. At work we use Windows XP Pro with IE 6.0. At home I use Vista with IE 8.0. I can't quite remember when the problem arrived, but it seemed to work on IE 7.0. I haven't tried in Firefox. My wife also has IE 8.0, which doesn't work on my Vista, but I installed Windows 7 on her's and that seems to work. The error is "Fault Module Name: jp2iexp.dll".

    I am not sure if this error came from the chess viewer, IE updates or Java updates. I guess this needs to be fixed before I do much more on my site. I am not asking you to see if you find the error, only if you have heard of similar problems. I have tried googling errors on Chess Viewer 3.5. And do you get an error when entering my site. (I do not need a comment on my page. It would be more logical to keep the dialog in one place). I hope you can give me some advice. Apart from that, all I can say, is that I think you are doing a fantastic job.
    Gaute Ferstad

  • I also prefer ChessFlash above "The Chess Viewer 3.5" as discussed in one of my recent posts.

    Regarding your questions

    Question 1. I try to continue improving my Chess Viewer, but as long as you just include the gv.js file as indicated in the "How to configure the FEN viewer?" post, you'll always use the most recent version.

    It is also possible to host this file at your own site or to copy the code in your blogspot template, which makes it completely independent of other sites, but then you have to replace the code with a newer version if you want to use the newly added functionality.

    Question 2. I'm not sure about this one, but according to some information on the Internet I suggest to check your Flash version at
    This kind of problems is one of the reasons I prefer JavaScript above Flash for a Chess Game Viewer.

  • подскажите плиз, как поставить в свой блог такую доску с такими функциями?

  • In reply to the (translated) previous question "please tell me how to put a board on a blog with these functions?"

    This is what this blog tries to explain. Have a look at the previous posts, especially the three (important) posts mentioned in the side bar.

  • А вы бы не смогли записать видео ролик =) Thanks

  • In reply to your remark "And you could not record a video clip =)":

    I can, but I won't.

    It takes too much time.