This page lists the material that is available for ChessGML. If you want to know which (XML and programming) tools are necessary for working with ChessGML, look at the distribution documentation.
There are two variants of the ChessGML distribution:
See the distribution documentation for the exact differences and for a list of the tools you need to generate the other files. Once you have the tools you needn't do the generation manually; the script init.bat in the distribution's top-level directory does it for you.
All the files listed in this section are also contained in the distribution. Get one of them if you have a slow Internet connection and want to make a decision whether you are sufficiently interested to downlad the complete distribution.
Rubinstein – Teichmann is a commented game from the tournament book of Karlsbad 1907. (Both authors, Georg Marco and Karl Schlechter, died more than 70 years ago, so the book is no longer under copyright.)
The ZIP file (27 KB) contains both the ChessGML file and the automatically generated RTF file; if you don't have MS Office 97, you can view the latter with Microsoft's Winword Viewer. The diagram font you need (Chess Leipzig) is included in the ZIP file.
The (uncommented) games of the Corus tournament 2000 can be obtained in two formats:
There are ten more tournaments (ranging from classics like Hastings 1895 to the last two German championships) in a separate distribution named ChessGML data (826 KB in size). The formats provided are PGN and ChessGML SAN. You have to perform the transformations yourself with the tools in the ChessGML distribution; sample scripts for this purpose are included.
The PGN standard is available in several formats:
This page was first published on April 22nd, 2000.