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How can I enter player names and other game details from an otb game?

Asked by cinespire
Tags pgn analysis import game details analysis board
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I play a weekly over the board game where I write down the notation. I know I can enter the moves on the analysis board for import and computer analysis, but I don't know how to enter the other pgn information, such as names, date, location, etc.
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Answered by DoTheMath
It's quite simple, you just put in the tags you need, or use one of the PGN makers you can find online.

Here's a complete guide:
http://www.saremba.de/chessgml/standards/pgn/pgn-complete.htm

You can take a look at "2.3: A sample PGN game" and get a pretty good idea of how it's done.

Specifically for names, date and location:
[White "white's name here"]
[Black "black's name here"]
[Date "date here"]
[Site "location here"]
cinespire commented :
That method certainly works if I was typing the moves in, but I was hoping to enter the moves on a board, and type in the remaining info to generate a pgn on LiChess. I've been generating pgn's from Caissa, which allows me copy and paste them into the game import window. I was just hoping to save a step on another site.

http://www.caissa.com/chess-tools/pgn-editor.php
DoTheMath commented :
Play out your game on lichess.org/analysis (Tools>Analysis board), copy the PGN, go to lichess.org/paste (Tools>Import game), paste the PGN and write in your desired tags.
The process is fairly quick, you'll find.
sotadas commented :
I can't write the tags. Every time I click on the tags, all the PGN text is selected (like for copying) but I cannot change it.

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