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What is Canvas Chess?

Canvas Chess is an open source project that makes it easy to publish games on your website and build custom chess apps. The interface is based on the HTML5 canvas element.
  • The Canvas Chess PGN Viewer can be added to an existing website by anyone who has basic web publishing skills. Get started with Canvas Chess for Publishers.
  • The PGN Viewer was built using the Canvas Chess API, a set of JavaScript modules that developers can use in their own apps. Dive into some code examples in the Developer Docs.


Canvas Chess is free for anyone to use for any project, personal or commercial, under the MIT license.