Getting started

Download and print the Chess Checker scoresheet.

A5 Paper

A4 Paper Two A5 scoresheets
The player is required to cut the A4 paper into half, resulting in two A5 scoresheets.
Play your next chess game using the Chess Checker scoresheet
Capture a picture of your scoresheet with your phone or scanner.Then send it to us
Playback your game online or download the chess game file (.pgn)

How to write your moves

  1. Use a blue pen.
  2. Complete top section with player and event details. Ensure round and board number are entered.
  3. Write each move:
  4. At the end of your game, sign and record the result.

Example game

The game with moves:
1.d4 e5 2. Be3 Bb4+ 3. Nc3 Ne7 4. Qd3 O-O 5. O-O-O c5 6. Qe4 Qb6 7. b3 c4 8. Na4 Nbc6 9. Nxb6 cxb3 10. Nxa8 bxa2 11. Qd3 a1=Q# 0-1

would be written as:


Can I use any style of scoresheet?
Currently we only support our own scoresheets, although we will try to allow more types in the future.

What format image should I send?
Capture your scoresheet as a colour .jpg file. For phones, use the highest resolution available, for scanners use 150dpi or above.

What if I make a mistake in writing down the move?
Scribble out the move and write the correct one. If you completely muck up, scribble out all the boxes and continue on the next line.

What is the best kind of pen to use?
Use a blue pen, avoid scratchy biros. We recommend the Uni-ball Signo 207 0.7mm.

How do I ensure my game gets processed?
When you take your picture, try to include all 4 mini-chessboards