A python chessboard library for representing game positions.
What is chess-board?
chess-board is a Python chessboard package with a flexible "just a board" API for graphically representing game positions.
What chess-board is not
- A chess engine
- A legal move validator
- A PGN parser
While chess-board is designed to work well with any of these, the idea behind chess-board is that the logic that controls the board should be independent of those other problems.
from chessboard import display valid_fen = 'rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R b KQkq - 1 2' # Initialization game_board = display.start() # Position change/update display.update(valid_fen, game_board) # Checking GUI window for QUIT event. (Esc or GUI CANCEL) display.check_for_quit() # Close window display.terminate()
test.py - example
from chessboard import display valid_fen = 'rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R b KQkq - 1 2' game_board = display.start() while True: display.check_for_quit() display.update(valid_fen, game_board) display.terminate()
Download and install the latest release:
# install into virtualenv source env/bin/activate pip install chess-board or # install with pipenv pipenv install chess-board or # install system-wide pip install chess-board
Alternatively, you could git clone this repo and add the directory to your package.
git clone https://github.com/ahira-justice/chess-board.git
chess-board installation automatically installs latest pygame version.
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