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1. January 2010

A new program, Zugzwang para Windows by Manuel López, for making diagrams has been added to the Chess Diagrams Page. It makes diagrams with True Type chess fonts or saves as jpeg. The program is in Spanish and very easy to use.

23. August 2009

A new javascript utility, pgn4web, has been added to the Chess Diagrams Page. It is an easy to use utility for displaying chess games on a web page. There is also a new version of Ekkehard May's program, Chessdiagrammer, for making chess diagrams. A new PGN reader, Haundrix Chess, has been added to the page with Programs and utilities.

2. Nov. 2008

There is now a new version of Ekkehard May's fantastic program, Chessdiagrammer, for making chess diagrams. Go to the Chess Diagrams Page. Eric de Mund has made some pretty pixmaps for use with XBoard/Winboard - see Ches Programs & Utilities.

15. June 2008

Peter Wong has made some new chess icons, and there are now 111 icons. See Chess Graphics.

17. February 2008

Spamming has now become so intolerable that I have changed my email address.
Eric Bentzen

11. August 2007

New fonts, Chess-7 and Good Companion, have been added to the page with Chess Fonts. The Good Companion fonts can be used for ordinary diagrams, but also have many special pieces for chess problems.

19. May 2007

A new version of the excellent diagrams program, ChessDiagrammer, is now available.

4. March 2007

Two new freeware programs have been added to the Chess Diagrams page. ChessDiagrammer is an excellent program for making static diagrams for printing or the web. Pgn Reader is a new, fast and nifty Java applet for displaying games on a web page.
On the page Chess Programs & Utilities a new free chess database, ChessDB, has been added. It is based on the Scid database program, but has several enhancements. Finally I have added a link to a free service, where you can convert Yahoo games to pgn online.

14. January 2007

Peter Strickland has modified the Chess Alpha font and optimised it for figurine notation. See the page chess fonts. Ulrike Fischer has converted most of the fonts on this site to Latex format. Link at Chess Fonts.

7. October 2006

Tom McCormick has made a new version of his pgn utilities with even more possibilities. See Chess Programs & Utilities
On the page Chess Diagrams is a link to a new freeware program, ChessTheatre, that can be used for viewing and publishing pgn files.
Peter Wong from Australia has created 70 new chess icons that can be downloaded from the page Chess Graphics

23. July 2006

A new free club rating utility program, ELO Rater, has been aded to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities.

15. July 2006

At Chess Diagrams there is a new link to a page, ChessUp, where you can make chess diagrams online.

17. February 2006

There's a new and improved verion of A.Chatterjee's freeware program for making diagrams, see the Chess Diagrams page.

17. February 2006

A new freeware diagram utility by A.Chatterjee has been added to the Chess Diagrams page.

12. November 2005

There is a new version of the diagram utility, ChessGrafix, on the page Chess Diagrams. Set up a diagram and save as a bitmap, JPG or copy to the clipboard.
You can download a new version of Tom McCormick's very useful pgn utilities from the page with Chess Programs and Utilities.

21. August 2005

A new free diagram utility, ChessGrafix, has been added to the page Chess Diagrams. Set up a diagram and save as a bitmap or copy to the clipboard.
On Chess Programs And Utilities is a new freeware program for tournament coverage, SP2HTML. If you use SwissPerfect the program can automatically generate webpages with pairings, standings, cross tables etc.

7. August 2005

Tom McCormick has released a new and improved version of his pgn utilities that are so useful for "cleaning" pgn files. See Chess Programs And Utilities.

15. July 2005

A new online chess diagram generator, Wiseboard, has been added to the Diagrams page.
The Palview Links Page has been updated.

9. January 2005

A new freeware utility, Chess2pgn, has been added to the page with Programs & Utilities. The program converts Yahoo Chess Game Notation to PGN.
The Palview Links Page has been updated.

10. October 2004

The pages with Programs & Utilities and Chess Diagrams have been updated. There's a new version of Tom McCormick's excellent PGN utilities, a new link to the graphical user interface, Arena, and an ingenious new program by Alain Blaisot, DiagTransfer, for making diagrams.

2. January 2004

A new freeware program, EGChessPro, for solving studies and problems has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities

26. December 2003

Test and sharpen your tactical ability! Now hundreds of combinations and endgame studies can be seen/solved online at our new set of pages Find The Move!. The pages use Palview's new quiz features, which allow you to make moves on a chess board. If you haven't found the right move after 3 guesses the solution is revealed. Have fun!

21. December 2003

The link on the Palview download page to the new version of PalMate had not been changed correctly, so instead of version 2 you got the old version 1 that doesn't support Palview 4. This has been fixed now and we apologize for the inconvenience.

14. December 2003

Good news for chess webmasters - Palview version 4 has been released! We also release a new version of the graphical interface, PalMate, that supports the new features in Palview 4. The program for live broadcast, Palive, has been updated to support Palview 4, but is essentially the same program.
See The Palview Pages for more information and downloads.

17. September 2003

A new freeware program for Linux, FEN2PPM, for making diagrams has been added to the page with Chess Diagrams.

24. August 2003

A new freeware program, Schachdiagramm-Editor, for making diagrams has been added to the page with Chess Diagrams.

9. August 2003

3 new freeware programs have been added. On the page with Chess Diagrams is a new program, pgn2html, that makes HTML/Java Script for viewing games on a webpage. Beware: there are NOW 2 programs named "pgn2html" on the diagrams page!
On the page with Chess Programs and Utilities two new programs have been added. A fully grown chess database program, Jose, and a utility, Chess Game Notation File Converter, for language conversion of notation in pgn files.

27. July 2003

The editor of these pages, Eric Bentzen, has got a new email address:
Thanks to the pest of our time, SPAM, the addresses "eric" and "norresundby" @enpassant.dk are now history.

12. July 2003

A new freeware utility, PGNres, by Peter McKenzie has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities. PGNres reads pgn files and produces summary reports, crosstables and more.

24. May 2003

Peter Wong from Australia has designed some additional chess icons and four animated chess cursors. You can download the updated file from the page with Chess Graphics or directly by clicking here.

18. May 2003

Two PGN utilities by Tom McCormick have been updated. The PgnTrim-program now handles chess-clock "comments" inserted by software from DGT that monitors electronic boards and clocks. Go to the page Chess Programs & Utilities.

18. April 2003

Two new free PGN utilities by Tom McCormick have been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities. One for removing duplicates and one for removing games not played by the world's all-time best players.

6. April 2003

A new freeware program, FEN2eps, has been added to the page Chess Diagrams. FEN2eps supports 19 different chess fonts and makes chess diagrams as EPS (Encapsulated Postscript Files).

26. February 2003

Two new freeware programs, Pgn2ltx and ChessOle!, have been added to the page Chess Diagrams. Pgn2ltx converts PGN to a LaTeX input file for figurine notation and Informator symbols. ChessOle is a Windows program for making diagrams with true type fonts. The Chess Fonts page has been updated with the ChessOle font.

8. February 2003

A new freeware program, VEGA, for swiss tournament management has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities

8. January 2003

The En Passant site has been moved to another server - we needed more space. Consequently The Palview Developers Forum has been down for a few days. The forum is now back, but at another adress - please update your bookmarks: http://www.enpassant.dk/msgboard/index.html. You can still read the old messages at http://www.enpassant.dk/board/board.htm, however you cannot post new messages or replies to the old message board.

21. December 2002

A new freeware program, FullChess, has been added to the page with diagram utilities. Generates HTML or exports the diagram as an image (bitmap or PNG). Also Fischer Random.

16. December 2002

I the near future these pages will be moved physically to another server (same provider). This can (and probably will) cause some temporary problems - maybe also with mail to *@enpassant.dk. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we need more space!

20. October 2002

A minor update to Palview has been uploaded. See The Palview Pages. A new Palview page has been added, Palview Links, with links to sites using Palview. See how others use it!

19. October 2002

A new font, Chess Diagramm Pirat, has been added to the chess fonts page.

21. September 2002

There's a new version of Uwe Auerswald's program, PGNtoJS, that converts a PGN-file to HTML/JavaScript. The program is now freeware and there are several improvements. For instance PGNtoJS now supports DGT boards for live game transmission.

25. August 2002

A freeware program, MateMaster, for solving conventional mate problems has been added to Chess Programs & Utilities.

11. August 2002

Two new free pgn utilities, "PGN2ECO" and "PGNtrim" by Tom McCormick, have been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities.

17. July 2002

A new tournament mangement program, Sevilla, has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities. Sevilla supports Swizz, Round Robin and more.

15. June 2002

Robert Ericsson has announced on The Palview Developers Forum that the Swedish Championship in Skara (29.6-14.7) will use Palive for broadcasting the games from the GM group live every day this summer. They will use the same hardware and software that were used in the Swedish Ch in Linkoping 2001, i.e. they will use Palive + Palview in connection with DGT boards.

7. June 2002

New chairman of Nørresundby Skakklub: Arne Hove.

25. May 2002

At the Indian National Rapid (30 min.) in Bangalore May 27-31 the top game will be transmitted live using Palive and Palview. Things will start Monday evening. Visweswaran says he'll use a DGT board, a portable PC and a dialup connection. At the moment we have no direct link, but I presume it will be available at Chathurangam.

20. April 2002

A new shareware program, Explorer, for solving chess problems has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities.

17. April 2002

The Palview Developers Forum is up again.
Sorry for any inconveniance, Eric.

17. April 2002

Due to a server change this site has been down for a few days. Of course the change should have happened unnoticed, but never underestimate Murphy's Law! Everything should be back up and running now except the Palview Developers Forum. You can read old messages, but cannot post new ones. We're working on it.
Sorry for any inconveniance, Eric.

28. March 2002

A new freeware program, Chess Task, has been added to the page with Chess Diagrams. Chess Task makes collections of diagrams with text, ideal for e.g. chess problems. Creates Html or "ordinary" pages for print.

13. March 2002

A few bugs have been corrected in PalMate - the Palview interface. If you have installed PalMate already you need only download and replace the palmate.exe file.

3. March 2002

A minor - and for most people unimportant - update of Palview3 is now available. Some new icons by Mats Winther has been added to the Image Bank.
The Link Of The Month in March has an impressive collection of postcards with chess motifs.

16. February 2002

An Excel 2000 spreadsheet for personal ELO calculation has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities

9. February 2002

The activity calendar for Nørresundby Chess Club has been updated.
A nifty Word macro for making diagrams has been added to the diagrams page.

7. February 2002

The page Chess Programs & Utilities has been through a major housecleaning. An update was long overdue. Besides a new look and updated links you'll find an excellent new freeware program for tournament management by Harald Lögdahl. Links to some programs have been removed. For instance I can't locate the problem's program "Problematic" anymore. If you know where to find it, please let me know.

2. February 2002 Today we release 3 new freeware programs:

A new and much improved version of Palview. Palview is widely used on the Internet for making webpages with replayable chess games. The new version offers unsurpassed layout control and many new features.

Palive is a new program for broadcasting chess games live on the Internet.

PalMate is a new graphical interface for Palview that makes it easy to design and process Palview webpages.

Go to The Palview Pages for more information.

27. October 2001 A new freeware program, MailChess, for correspondence chess via email has been added to the page with Chess Programs & Utilities. On the same page a dead link to the chess database Scid has been repaired.

11. October 2001 The free chess database ChessPad has been updated.

22. September 2001 David Barnes has made a new version of his utility for manipulating and extracting games from pgn files. Link at Chess Programs & Utilities

4. August 2001 Our host, CiHost, has been down for a day or two. I can use FTP, but the webpages cannot be seen. Sorry! CiHost claim that the culprit is "Code Red Worm". "Code Red" attacks Windows based servers that haven't installed the latest free patch from Microsoft. As far as I know, CiHost uses a Unix machine, so one may wonder what strikes next - CirrHostis?

The Link Of The Month in August is to an excellent site about chess in California.

1. July 2001 On our Link Of The Month, the Swedish Championship, you can follow Palview's debut broadcasting games live.
A new program, "Pgn Converter for MS Office", has been added to the page with Chess Diagrams. It converts pgn files to e.g. Word documents with chess figurine notation.
5. June 2001 Need a new dimension to your play? Then you may get inspired by The Link Of The Month where Pal Dozsa describes how his playing strength is controlled via sattelite by a cybernetic computer in Budapest.
12. May 2001 A new free pgn viewer for webpages, LT-Pgn-Viewer, has been added to the page with Chess Diagrams.
6. May 2001 New images (board, control panel and icons) added to Palview's Image Bank. New Link Of The Month.
19. February 2001 Have you ever needed to merge multiple pgn files into one file only? This is very easy to do ("see - no hands!"). As we have no page for magic, Chess Programs & Utilities will have to do.
17. February 2001 Version 2 of Palview has been released. Palview is the freeware program that converts pgn gamefiles to html/Java Script for online viewing. Go to The Palview Pages for more information and download.
11. February 2001 The calendar for Nørresundby Chess Club has been updated.
1. February 2001 Gone are the happy days when you could enhance your tactical skills with steroids and vodka in the coffee. Gone are also the days when you needed a shave after the first time control. See The Link Of The Month for February.
1. January 2001 The Link Of The Month in January is to "The Retrograde Analysis Corner", and we have added a link to "Natch" on the page with Programs & Utilities. Natch solves retrograde analysis problems!

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