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  3. How to import a game with a specific board orientation ?


When I'm trying to import this pgn, I'm unable to save it in a specific board orientation. Do you know how can I do that ? If you past that in the import feature, you'll save the game with black orientation, but I would like to have it with white orientation.

my pgn :
[Event "some OTB event"]
[Date "2017.08.12"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Nairwolf"]
[Black "random_opponent"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1139"]
[BlackElo "1506"]
[TimeControl "60min+30s/coup"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 h5 4. Nc3 dxc4
5. e4 b5 6. a4 Ba6 7. Bf4 Nf6 8. Be2 e6
9. O-O b4 10. e5 bxc3 11. exf6 cxb2 12. Rb1 c3
13. Bxa6 Nxa6 14. Qb3 Qa5 15. Qb7 Rd8 16. Qxc6+ Rd7
17. Ne5 Nb8 18. Nc4 Nxc6 19. Nxa5 Nxa5 20. Be5 gxf6
21. Bxf6 Rh6 22. Be5 Nc4 23. Bb8 Nd2 { White resigns. } 0-1

In the imported game page, click on the menu sign (3 horizontal bars next to the arrows) and there is the option to switch board orientation.

That only changes it temporarily. To change it permanently, in the chapter list, click the gear next to the chapter name and select the side you want under "Orientation".

Luciano_the_best : It changes the board only temporaly.

Illion : I think you're describing a feature in the Study. But I'm talking about import games.

Any ideas ? is it a bug ?


All boards are automatically set to view from white's position unless they are viewed within someone's profile. If you add "/black" to the URL of any game, it changes the orientation for that link. That's if you're posting a URL. Otherwise, you'll probably just have to flip the board each time.

So you can flip the board, but only
A. in a link or
B. temporarily

As far as I know, that is.

Yes, but what I don't understand is that by default, it seems it's the black orientation by default.

If you need some look, you can go on my import games here :

Some games are in black orientation, others are in white orientation. I don't understand why there is a such behaviour. I'm thinking it could be a bug. What do you think ?