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Here is a simple challenge for you: You must produce this ASCII representation of a chess board. White is represented by uppercase characters, and black is represented by lowercase. Empty tiles are represented by a .. Here is the full board:

rnbqkbnr
pppppppp
........
........
........
........
PPPPPPPP
RNBQKBNR

Since this is a question, you may not take any input and you must output this board by any default method, for example, saving a file, printing to STDOUT or returning from a function. You may optionally produce one trailing newline. Standard loopholes apply, and the shortest program in bytes!

However, remember this is equally as much a competition between submissions in the same language. While it's unlikely that a languages like Java could beat a language like perl, or a golfing language like pyth or cjam, having the shortest Java answer is still really impressive! To help you track the shortest answer in each language, you may use this leaderboard, which will show the shortest submission by language and overall.

Leaderboards

To make sure that your answer shows up, please start your answer with a headline, using the following Markdown template:

# Language Name, N bytes

where N is the size of your submission. If you improve your score, you can keep old scores in the headline, by striking them through. For instance:

# Ruby, <s>104</s> <s>101</s> 96 bytes

If there you want to include multiple numbers in your header (e.g. because your score is the sum of two files or you want to list interpreter flag penalties separately), make sure that the actual score is the last number in the header:

# Perl, 43 + 2 (-p flag) = 45 bytes

You can also make the language name a link which will then show up in the leaderboard snippet:

# [><>](http://esolangs.org/wiki/Fish), 121 bytes

var QUESTION_ID=95745,OVERRIDE_USER=31716;function answersUrl(e){return"https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/"+QUESTION_ID+"/answers?page="+e+"&pagesize=100&order=desc&sort=creation&site=codegolf&filter="+ANSWER_FILTER}function commentUrl(e,s){return"https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/answers/"+s.join(";")+"/comments?page="+e+"&pagesize=100&order=desc&sort=creation&site=codegolf&filter="+COMMENT_FILTER}function getAnswers(){jQuery.ajax({url:answersUrl(answer_page++),method:"get",dataType:"jsonp",crossDomain:!0,success:function(e){answers.push.apply(answers,e.items),answers_hash=[],answer_ids=[],e.items.forEach(function(e){e.comments=[];var s=+e.share_link.match(/\d+/);answer_ids.push(s),answers_hash[s]=e}),e.has_more||(more_answers=!1),comment_page=1,getComments()}})}function getComments(){jQuery.ajax({url:commentUrl(comment_page++,answer_ids),method:"get",dataType:"jsonp",crossDomain:!0,success:function(e){e.items.forEach(function(e){e.owner.user_id===OVERRIDE_USER&&answers_hash[e.post_id].comments.push(e)}),e.has_more?getComments():more_answers?getAnswers():process()}})}function getAuthorName(e){return e.owner.display_name}function process(){var e=[];answers.forEach(function(s){var r=s.body;s.comments.forEach(function(e){OVERRIDE_REG.test(e.body)&&(r="<h1>"+e.body.replace(OVERRIDE_REG,"")+"</h1>")});var a=r.match(SCORE_REG);a&&e.push({user:getAuthorName(s),size:+a[2],language:a[1],link:s.share_link})}),e.sort(function(e,s){var r=e.size,a=s.size;return r-a});var s={},r=1,a=null,n=1;e.forEach(function(e){e.size!=a&&(n=r),a=e.size,++r;var t=jQuery("#answer-template").html();t=t.replace("{{PLACE}}",n+".").replace("{{NAME}}",e.user).replace("{{LANGUAGE}}",e.language).replace("{{SIZE}}",e.size).replace("{{LINK}}",e.link),t=jQuery(t),jQuery("#answers").append(t);var o=e.language;/<a/.test(o)&&(o=jQuery(o).text()),s[o]=s[o]||{lang:e.language,user:e.user,size:e.size,link:e.link}});var t=[];for(var o in s)s.hasOwnProperty(o)&&t.push(s[o]);t.sort(function(e,s){return e.lang>s.lang?1:e.lang<s.lang?-1:0});for(var c=0;c<t.length;++c){var i=jQuery("#language-template").html(),o=t[c];i=i.replace("{{LANGUAGE}}",o.lang).replace("{{NAME}}",o.user).replace("{{SIZE}}",o.size).replace("{{LINK}}",o.link),i=jQuery(i),jQuery("#languages").append(i)}}var ANSWER_FILTER="!t)IWYnsLAZle2tQ3KqrVveCRJfxcRLe",COMMENT_FILTER="!)Q2B_A2kjfAiU78X(md6BoYk",answers=[],answers_hash,answer_ids,answer_page=1,more_answers=!0,comment_page;getAnswers();var SCORE_REG=/<h\d>\s*([^\n,]*[^\s,]),.*?(\d+)(?=[^\n\d<>]*(?:<(?:s>[^\n<>]*<\/s>|[^\n<>]+>)[^\n\d<>]*)*<\/h\d>)/,OVERRIDE_REG=/^Override\s*header:\s*/i;
body{text-align:left!important}#answer-list,#language-list{padding:10px;width:290px;float:left}table thead{font-weight:700}table td{padding:5px}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//cdn.sstatic.net/codegolf/all.css?v=83c949450c8b"> <div id="answer-list"> <h2>Leaderboard</h2> <table class="answer-list"> <thead> <tr><td></td><td>Author</td><td>Language</td><td>Size</td></tr></thead> <tbody id="answers"> </tbody> </table> </div><div id="language-list"> <h2>Winners by Language</h2> <table class="language-list"> <thead> <tr><td>Language</td><td>User</td><td>Score</td></tr></thead> <tbody id="languages"> </tbody> </table> </div><table style="display: none"> <tbody id="answer-template"> <tr><td>{{PLACE}}</td><td>{{NAME}}</td><td>{{LANGUAGE}}</td><td>{{SIZE}}</td><td><a href="{{LINK}}">Link</a></td></tr></tbody> </table> <table style="display: none"> <tbody id="language-template"> <tr><td>{{LANGUAGE}}</td><td>{{NAME}}</td><td>{{SIZE}}</td><td><a href="{{LINK}}">Link</a></td></tr></tbody> </table>

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    \$\begingroup\$ Surely an ASCII art chess board would have the full stop every other square? \$\endgroup\$ – Shaun Bebbers Sep 9 '19 at 9:55

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J, 55 52 bytes

'.rnbkqpPQKBNR'{~(+-@|.)8 8$1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0

Test and intermediate steps

   '.rnbkqpPQKBNR'{~(+-@|.)8 8$1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0
rnbkqbnr
pppppppp
........
........
........
........
PPPPPPPP
RNBKQBNR
   8 48#6 0
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0
1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   8 8$1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0
1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   (+-@|.)8 8$1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0
 1  2  3  4  5  3  2  1
 6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
_6 _6 _6 _6 _6 _6 _6 _6
_1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _3 _2 _1
   '.rnbkqpPQKBNR'{~(+-@|.)8 8$1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1,8 48#6 0
rnbkqbnr
pppppppp
........
........
........
........
PPPPPPPP
RNBKQBNR
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Python 3, 64 bytes

Based off DLosc answer to Python 2 as on mine I could not improve.

print(*["rnbqkbnr","p"*8]+["."*8]*4+["P"*8,"RNBQKBNR"],sep="\n")

1 byte less compared to using "\n".join

print("\n".join(["rnbqkbnr","p"*8]+["."*8]*4+["P"*8,"RNBQKBNR"]))
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q, 51 bytes

"\n"sv flip{x,"p...P","c"$("i"$x)-32}each"rnbqkbnr"
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    \$\begingroup\$ You can shave off a few bytes with upper, and each-right. Also the following prints to stdout rather than returning a string with newlines: -1 flip"p...P"{y,x,upper y}/:"rnbqkbnr";. 40 bytes. Nice solution though! \$\endgroup\$ – streetster Jul 19 '17 at 16:18
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GNU sed, 54 bytes

s:^:rnbqkbnr:p;h
s:.:p:gp;G
h;s:[^\n]:.:gp;G
s:.:\U&:g

Try it online!

Explanation:

The black pieces are printed first, saving the two associated board ranks in reverse order in the hold space. The white pieces are printed by converting the hold space to uppercase letters.

s:^:rnbqkbnr:p;h   # change pattern and hold spaces to 'rnbqkbnr' and print string
s:.:p:gp           # replace each pattern space letter with a 'p', then print
G;h                # append hold space, then copy pattern space to hold space
s:[^\n]:.:gp       # replace each pattern space letter with a '.', then print
G;s:.:\U&:g        # append hold space and convert pattern space to uppercase
                   # (automatic printing of pattern space at the end)
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Java 7, 103 99 89 bytes

String f(){return"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\nxxxxPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR".replace("x","........\n");}

10 bytes saved compared to hardcoded output thanks to @SLC's approach in his C# answer.

Try it here.

Output:

rnbqkbnr
pppppppp
........
........
........
........
PPPPPPPP
RNBQKBNR
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  • \$\begingroup\$ What about this String f(){return"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n........\n........\n........\n........\nPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR";}.This is 100 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Numberknot Oct 11 '16 at 8:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Numberknot How boring.. but you're right, it is shorter. Btw, it's 99 bytes, not 100. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Oct 11 '16 at 8:53
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C#, 85 84 83 74 bytes

Edit: Accidentally had too many rows of blank spaces!

Edit: Freed an extra character and fixed the ordering (accidentally had it all reversed) many thanks to @KevinCruijssen

Edit: Reverted back to 83 cos I had the prawns on the wrong line

Edit: Thanks to @adrianmp who helped me shrink it further by omitting return

Using the same format as @adrianmp answer above:

x=>"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\nxxxxRNBQKBNR\nPPPPPPPP".Replace("x","........\n");

Full program using the above function:

using System;

namespace DrawAnASCIIChessBoard
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Func<object, string> f = 
                x=>"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\nxxxxRNBQKBNR\nPPPPPPPP".Replace("x","........\n");
                    Console.WriteLine(f(1));
        }
    }
}
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  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi, welcome to PPCG! Hmm, the order of your pieces seems incorrect with the one of OP. Btw, you can save 1 byte by removing the space between return ", so it becomes: x=>{return"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\nxxxxPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR".Replace("x","........\n");};. Nice answer, so +1 from me. And enjoy your stay here. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Oct 11 '16 at 11:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ And thanks for your answer. I've ported the same approach to my Java 7 answer (of course crediting you), lowering the byte-count by 10. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Oct 11 '16 at 12:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have improved it further \$\endgroup\$ – NibblyPig Oct 11 '16 at 12:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ Gah I just realised that's not right \$\endgroup\$ – NibblyPig Oct 11 '16 at 12:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ Nice approach! You can actually reduce it to 74 bytes: x=>"rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\nxxxxRNBQKBNR\nPPPPPPPP".Replace("x","........\n"); \$\endgroup\$ – adrianmp Oct 11 '16 at 12:23
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Gloo, 46 Bytes

Gloo is a very, erm, young language with very little stack manipulation implemented. I think this is probably the best I can do since there's also no uppercase function. The raw bytes are below, and can be run from the interpreter using gloo.py -f <file>.

Offset   00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
000000   22 72 6E 62 71 6B 62 6E 72 0A 22 22 70 22 38 2A   "rnbqkbnr.""p"8*
000010   22 0A 22 22 2E 22 38 2A 22 0A 22 2B 34 2A 22 50   ".""."8*"."+4*"P
000020   22 38 2A 22 0A 52 4E 42 51 4B 42 4E 52 22         "8*".RNBQKBNR"

This doesn't count because it was updated after the challenge started, but now there's an easy 32 byte solution:

"rnbqkbnr"'p8*[_?¶Ä'.4*‘8*’;[¶jj

Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  22 72 6E 62 71 6B 62 6E 72 22 27 70 38 2A 5B 5F  "rnbqkbnr"'p8*[_
00000010  3F B6 C4 27 2E 34 2A 91 38 2A 92 3B 5B B6 6A 6A  ?¶Ä'.4*‘8*’;[¶jj
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C, 113 92 bytes

main(){printf("rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n%s%1$s%1$s%1$s%1$s%1$sPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR","........\n");}

This makes use of the %1$s parameter-position to repeat the empty lines. Sorry, Matthew Greci, I don't have any reputation here to comment on your solution (you could also have removed some whutespace to get yours down a bit.

Edit 1: Removed arguments (thanks Martin Ender), removed a few too many empty-square lines.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to PPCG! I don't think you actually need the arguments to main though? \$\endgroup\$ – Martin Ender Oct 11 '16 at 18:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think you need main instead of just f, which is the only reason I beat you (that and you print two extra ........ lines) \$\endgroup\$ – S.S. Anne Feb 5 '20 at 0:33
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Python 3, 60 bytes

print('rnbqkbnr','p'*8,*['.'*8]*4,'P'*8,'RNBQKBNR',sep='\n')
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  • \$\begingroup\$ I get an error with this: SyntaxError: only named arguments may follow *expression \$\endgroup\$ – lbragile Dec 1 '19 at 2:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ What version of python are you using? This only works in python 3.x. \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Shaffer Dec 2 '19 at 11:56
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C, 97 bytes

char *e="........\n";main(){printf("rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n%s%s%s%sPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR\n",e,e,e,e);}
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  • \$\begingroup\$ You do not need to specify the #include (at least for gcc), nor the return-type of main or the void parameter. This shaves quite a few chars: main(){char*e="........\n";printf("RNBKQBNR\nPPPPPPPP\n%s%s%s%spppppppp\nrnbkqbnr\n",e,e,e,e);} (100 bytes) \$\endgroup\$ – tucuxi Oct 11 '16 at 10:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Good to know for golfing thank you. \$\endgroup\$ – Matthew Greci Oct 12 '16 at 4:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's only 90 bytes like this e="........\n";main(){printf("rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n%s%s%s%sPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR\n",e,e,e,e); \$\endgroup\$ – cleblanc Oct 12 '16 at 19:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ That code would not compile. Variable e needs a type (char *) and main is missing a } at the very end. But you are right that I could remove the "void" \$\endgroup\$ – Matthew Greci Oct 13 '16 at 23:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think I beat you. \$\endgroup\$ – S.S. Anne Feb 5 '20 at 0:31
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Python, 69 bytes

n='\n'
p,a='p'*8+n,'rnbqkbnr'+n
print a+p+('.'*8+n)*4+(p+a).upper()

There are two things that frustrate me with this code: the print and "upper". Wouldn't an up function be cool? Anyway, here's my first golf answer.

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Common Lisp, 72 69 68 65 63 59 bytes

(format t"rnbqkbnr
~8@{p~}
~4@{~8@{.~}
~}~8{P~}
RNBQKBNR"1)

Ideas for improvement are welcomed.

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Python 3, 59 bytes

print('rnbqkbnr','p'*8,*['.'*8]*4,'P'*8,'RNBQKBNR',sep='\n')

Interesting that with better unpacking and print function, Python 3 can be much better than Python 2 for golf

This was based on https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/95758/2212

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Perl, 58 Bytes

say for map/../?$_:$_ x8,qw(rnbqkbnr p . . . . P RNBQKBNR)

Run like this:

perl -E'say for map/../?$_:$_ x8,qw(rnbqkbnr p . . . . P RNBQKBNR)'

For each elem in the list (qw), print (say) the element if its length is two (or more) or print the element eight times if just length of one.

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Japt, 23 bytes

`rnbqkbnr`y+"p.."
y_+Ôu

Test it

`rnbqkbnr`           //String "rnbqkbnr"
          y          //Map each column
           +"p.."    //  and add "p.." to the column
                     //Save to variable 'U'
y_                   //Map each column again
   Ôu                //Reversed, then converted to uppercase
  +                  //Append that
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C (gcc), 81 bytes

f(){printf("rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n%s%1$s%1$s%1$sPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR","........\n");}

I'd try reusing more but that wouldn't beat the naive solution because there's no easy upper() or lower() functions.

Try it online!

C (gcc), 92 bytes

f(){puts("rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n........\n........\n........\n........\nPPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR");}

When not overthinking it, this is the best solution.

Try it online!

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Python 3.8, 64 bytes

I've just started code-golfing, so I'm not very good at it. This is what I got.

print('rnbqkbnr\n'+'p'*8+('\n'+'.'*8)*4+'\n'+'P'*8+'\nRNBQKBNR')

Try it online

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StupidStackLanguage, 159 bytes

avvqimqvdflfqwwddflqiiifqwdfbblfbflfavvflddfffffffflfqvvvvvvvifffffffflflfffffffflflfffffffflflfffffffflflvvvvvvvdfffffffflfliifqwifqwwddfbldfldddfwwifvviifbif

Try it online!

Note: Due to StupidStackLanguage not being on tio.run, I have linked the python interpreter with the program loaded in. Close the header and footer tabs to hide the interpreter and only show the StupidStackLanguage program & output.

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IBM/Lotus Notes Formula, 69 bytes

A:="rnbqkbnr";B:="pppppppp";C:="........";A:B:C:C:C:C:@Uppercase(B:A)

Formula in a multi-value field with newline as the seperator.

Output:

enter image description here

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///, 52 bytes

/:/........
/rnbqkbnr
pppppppp
::::PPPPPPPP
RNBQKBNR

Try it online!

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Japt, 37 bytes

[A="rnbqkbnr"B='pp8 C='.p8 CCCBu Au]·

I really oughta remake this language soon... Test it online!

How it works

[                                  ]  // Wrap all of the following in an array:
 A="rnbqkbnr"                         //   A = "rnbqkbnr",
             B='pp8                   //   B = 8 "p"s,
                    C='.p8            //   C = 8 periods,
                           CCC        //   3 more copies of C,
                              Bu      //   B.toUpperCase(),
                                 Au   //   and A.toUpperCase().
                                    · // Join everything with newlines and implicitly print.
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Jolf, 32 bytes

pη++γͺ"rnbqkbnr"*8'p*²*8'.6ΜγdBH

I oughta remake this language soon... Try it here!

Bonus: all-ascii version:

pη++on~."rnbqkbnr"*8'p*~:*8'.6ΜndBH

Explanation

pη++γͺ"rnbqkbnr"*8'p*²*8'.6ΜγdBH
     ͺ                           pair
      "rnbqkbnr"                  this string
                *8'p              and 8 p's
    γ                            (call this γ)
   +                             add that with
                      *8'.        8 .'s
                     ²             wrapped in an array
                    *     6         repeated 6 times
  +                               add THAT with
                            Μγd    γ mapped over
                              BH   the uppercase version of H
pη                                and join all this with newlines
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Bash, 73 bytes

e=........\\n
echo -e "rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n$e$e$e${e}PPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR"
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Vim, 50 strokes

qairnbqkbnr<enter><esc>8ip<esc><enter><esc>q3@a3ggqaVr.gqj@aj@aj@ajgU$jgU$

Golfed out 8 bits thanks to @DJMcMayhem

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  • \$\begingroup\$ A couple tips: 1) you could do <esc>8ip<esc> instead of pppppppp. 2) You could do Vr. or 8r. instead of :s/./\./ \$\endgroup\$ – James Oct 10 '16 at 13:26
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Python 2, 61 bytes

print'rnbqkbnr\npppppppp\n'+('.'*8+'\n')*4+'P'*8+'\nRNBQKBNR'

Very brute-force. The 'P'*8 is worth it on the right, but the left pppppppp is flanked by newlines that make it not worth doing as 'p'*8.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Really cool that you were able to shave off more bytes, the *6 should be *4 but that won't change anything. \$\endgroup\$ – DomPar Oct 10 '16 at 23:28
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Xasm, 944 Bytes

00000001 114
00000001 110
00000001 98
00000001 113
00000001 107
00000001 98
00000001 110
00000001 114
00000001 10
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 112
00000001 10
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 10
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 10
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 10
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 46
00000001 10
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 80
00000001 10
00000001 82
00000001 78
00000001 66
00000001 81
00000001 75
00000001 66
00000001 78
00000001 82
00000011

I just did this for novelty. I won't win shortest code but maybe longest! ^_^

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Charcoal, 32 bytes

rnbkqbnr¶P×p⁸M⁵↓⁺×P⁸¶RNBKQBNRUB.

Explanation

rnbkqbnr¶                            Print "rnbkqbnr\n"
         P×p⁸                       Print "p" * 8 without moving cursor
              M⁵↓                   Move cursor 5 characters down
                  ⁺×P⁸¶RNBKQBNR      Print "p" * 8 + "\nRNBKQBNR"
                               UB. Set background to '.'
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  • \$\begingroup\$ Does this have a custom code page? \$\endgroup\$ – Conor O'Brien Oct 14 '16 at 0:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ConorO'Brien Yes, but it's undocumented and requires a flag right now, so I have no idea if it counts \$\endgroup\$ – ASCII-only Oct 14 '16 at 0:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ I mean, that should be fine. That's how the file is read. \$\endgroup\$ – Conor O'Brien Oct 14 '16 at 0:48
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SX, 65 bytes

我("""rnbqkbnr
pppppppp
"""+('.'*8+"\n")*4+"PPPPPPPP\nRNBQKBNR")

By the way, I am planning on making some radical changes to SX to make it better for code golfing.

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Vim, 35 bytes

4irnbqkbnr<cr><esc>ddVkr.kVrpkyG:g//m0<cr>gUGP 

 

4irnbqkbnr<cr><esc> # enter 4 lines, each containing the lowercase figures
dd                  # delete the empty line at the bottom
Vkr.                # replace the bottom two lines with '.'s
kVrp                # replace the next line up with 'p's
kyG                 # go up and copy all lines
:g//m0<cr>          # move the lines with periods to the top
                    # now instead of the black half of the board, we have the white half
gUG                 # change all characters upper case
P                   # paste what we had copied before (the black half) above the current line

The :g//m0 trick is copied from this answer by Lynn.

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JavaScript (ES6), 63 75 bytes

original

a=`rnbqkbnr
`;for(j of'p....P')a+=j.repeat(8)+`
`;a+='RNBQKBNR'

edited, with output integrated:

a=`rnbqkbnr
`;for(j of'p....P')a+=j.repeat(8)+`
`;console.log(a+'RNBQKBNR')

alternative version using throw but I think this is not valid because write extra output. Total 69 bytes:

a=`
rnbqkbnr
`;for(j of'p....P')a+=j.repeat(8)+`
`;throw a+'RNBQKBNR'
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  • \$\begingroup\$ You have to include the console.log(a) in your byte count, so this is 78 bytes. Welcome to PPCG! \$\endgroup\$ – user45941 Oct 11 '16 at 1:22

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