I've had a couple of emails recently, from Roy Raymond and Edwin Meyer, asking about the diagrams I use on Chess Tales.
I spent a fair amount of time looking for good layouts, so it's nice to hear that they are appreciated.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any automatic software that generated position diagrams I liked, so I've had to resort to grabbing screen shots from favourite chess software.
The blue diagrams are screen shots from Buho21, a free online chess server with a very clean interface. They use a font for the chess pieces called Merida.
Recently, I've switched to some brown diagrams using screenshots from Sigma on the Mac. This was purely by chance: my Windows PC power supply packed up and I hadn't realised I could also run Buho on the Mac.
Having set up the positions, I grab the screenshots, move them into Google's Picasa, and finally into Blogger.
Ok, now the quiz (a difficult one), the positions on the boards are from which 2 famous chess games? Answers to roger AT 21thoughts DOT com. Also let me know if you prefer the blue or the brown diagrams.