FM Ben Dean-Kawamura Annotates!

GM Bryan Smith (left) and FM Ben Dean-Kawamura playing in the Final round of the 2016 Marchand.

GM Bryan Smith (left) and FM Ben Dean-Kawamura playing in the Final round of the 2016 Marchand.

Greetings everyone, today we have a special treat. FM Ben Dean-Kawamura has once again annotated a critical victory of his. This time over GM Bryan Smith. You may remember Ben from his annotations from the 2014 Marchand. In 2014, he defeated GM Kekelidze in a wild game.

But that’s not all! Ben created a python script which changes changes chess annotation into beautiful PDF’s. These PDF’s are complete with diagrams and proper formatting. It uses a document preparation system called LaTeX. Now, with his help I will be able to publish a novel with the games from this site. Coming to a toilet near you!

Without further ado, here is Ben’s fine victory over GM Bryan Smith.

A fantastic effort, congratulations Ben! Thank you for sharing your insights with us. For those interested here is a zip file of the python script as well as a sample PDF and PGN. Please note, you will need to have a linux box, LaTeX, and Python installed in order for this to work.

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