How can I play a Daily game from a custom position?

There are two ways to play from a custom position in a Daily game. You can either pick from a book opening (Ruy Lopez, Scotch game, etc, anything in our opening library!) or make your own custom setup. 

On the left menu, click 'Play' 

Then select 'custom game' 
Be sure you have selected a Daily time setting (1,2,3,5,7 or 14 days per move) and that the rated toggle is off, then you will be able to see the 'setup' dropdown. 

If you select 'book opening' from the drop-down, you'll be able to choose from any of a hundred different openings: 

Whatever opening you pick, the game will start with those moves already played!

Create your own setup

If you want to create your OWN setup, you can choose 'custom FEN' from the drop-down, and paste in the FEN for whatever setup you want. 

Here's how to get the FEN: 

On the left menu, hover over 'learn' and select 'analysis' 

Then, on the right side of the analysis board click 'setup' 

Set the board up however you want, then when you're ready, copy the text from the FEN box: 

This string of text describes exactly how you set the board up! 

Next go back to the custom game options, and under 'setup' select 'custom FEN'

Paste in the text you copied from the analysis board, and you'll see your position!

Then you can send the challenge to a friend, or put out an open challenge, and play from whatever position you choose!

If the information in this article is out of date or incorrect, or if you have questions about it, please let us know! 

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