This post is primarily a test to see what readers think of this new game viewer I’m trying out. Personally, I think this is superb and it is also quite easy and quick to use.
Update 15/07/11: After early feedback I’ve now tried loading up multiple games into the viewer (one advantage that it has over the previous one I was using) they are all in the Two Knights Defence which continues a recent theme. I’ve tinkered with the default colours a bit purely for aesthetics (I think it looks nice anyway!) and have a couple of the games with notes in to see how people think the comments are working.
Some early lessons.
- You need to have Java installed on your computer to see the viewer. If you don’t have it your browser should prompt you but if it doesn’t and you can only see a blank space below then you can download it for free here. I promise it’s worth the effort.
- I’ll need to learn some lessons about putting in the game annotations as this viewer displays them slightly differently to Fritz. As a note for anyone wanting to send me games in future, it only displays annotations if you add them “after move” and not “before move”. It also doesn’t work very well if you intersperse single words between moves in sub variations which is a style that works very well in Fritz and Chessbase but not here.
- Finally, please ignore the error message that is displayed on some of the boards when you bring them up. One you start playing through the games they work fine and I haven’t been able to figure out what the error message actually means yet!
Please feel free to feedback more now that I’ve updated this.