Tips on how to use the Shredder chess GUI with chess.com

Download your games to Shredder:

* With any finished game you’re viewing, click the Get PGN-button. When you open the .pgn-file, let it open in Shredder.

Create a .pgn-file in Shredder:

* File – Save Game…
* In the dialog box, click Change DB and select folder and enter a filename. It will be saved as a .pgn-file.

Use Shredder with Tactics Trainer:

I) To copy a tactic from Tactics Trainer into Shredder:

1. Click the Analysis button2. At the bottom of the Analysis area click the download icon
3. A popup will appear with a text representation of the puzzle.
Click it and press Ctrl + A to select the entire text area. Then Press Ctrl + C to copy all the text. 4. Open Shredder and press Ctrl + V to paste the puzzle into Shredder

You can now play through the moves in Shredder.

II) Analyze the puzzle with Shredder

First, make sure Stockfish is selected as your engine (see explanation on how above).

Use these four buttons on the top to help you analyze:
* The first of these buttons let you play against the computer
* The second turns of computer thinking (stops your pc from getting hot)
* The third lets the computer analyze every move, this is the one you will use most often
* The last lets you flip the board

Use the buttons below the chess board area to move back and forth through the moves.


III) Share your analysis with others

If you have reached any interesting conclusions you want to share with other chess.com players:

1. In Shredder, with the puzzle still showing, right click the chess board and select Copy Position

2. In the comment area of Tactics Trainer, begin a new comment and click the Chess Board icon on the top

PS: The following section may be different if you are playing on the new version of chess.com.

3. Select Game or sequence of moves

4. Select Use a FEN string, and paste the position you copied from Shredder

5. Check the Flip Board box if it’s upside down

6. You then get to the main editing area.
6a. Click the Design Flip on the top and check the Show Coordinates box
6b. Click back to the Game Editor flip on the top and enter the moves you want by moving the pieces around, and typing comments in the boxes,

7. Click the Insert button on the bottom to insert it into the Comment.

8. Click the Post Comment button to publish your work in the Comments area.