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# Topic: Chess notation

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 Algebraic chess notation: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com Algebraic chess notation is the method used today by all competition chess organizations and most books, magazines, and newspapers to record and describe the play of chess games. It replaced descriptive chess notation, although the older notation can still be found in older literature. Chess games are often stored in computer files using Portable Game Notation (PGN), which uses algebraic chess notation as well as additional markings to describe a game. www.encyclopedian.com /al/Algebraic-notation.html   (1001 words)

 Chess Guide - Online Games Information Chess (the "Game of Kings") is a board game for two players, which requires 32 chesspieces (or chessmen) and a board demarcated by 64 squares. Chess is played both recreationally and competitively in clubs, tournaments, on-line, and by mail (correspondence chess). At one time, chess games were recorded using Descriptive chess notation, a somewhat clumsy notation that takes more space, more time to say, and more time to explain than its replacement, algebraic chess notation. www.chess.freegames.eu.com   (1116 words)

 Activate Your Chess Power Using Solid Fundamentals!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) The first name of each chess square is the letter of the file they're in, and their last name is the number of the rank they are on. chess "wall" pawns - the pawns at f2, g2, and h2 in front of white's castled king (0-0) on g1; pawns at a2, b2, and c2 in front of white's castled king (0-0-0) on c1. If you move her highness out before the other pieces (in chess, pawns are not considered pieces, so the word "pieces" refers to knights, bishops, and rooks), you give your chess opponent an opportunity to develop with tempo by attacking the lady general. www.chessdoctor.com /chess.htm   (1943 words)

 [No title] The form of chess notation by using a combination of letters and numbers - a to h and 1 to 8 - which denote the 64 squares on a board. In correspondence chess of the very traditional kind by Snail-mail, such announcements when correct could potentially save a lot of time and money on stamps, if the opponent was generous enough to be influenced by such a correct announcement and not drag out the game any longer. Chess does not have referees or umpires, it has Arbiters for the enforcement of the rules, and Directors for the organisation of tournaments (a distinction recognized in America). www.chessworld.net /chessclubs/learn_glossary.asp   (1021 words)

 Chess Notation Chess notation is a way to record a game of chess. To notate a piece moving on the chessboard first write the piece identifier and then the square the piece is moving to. Descriptive Notation does have a piece identifier for a Pawn and it is what you probably thought it would be, a P. A game that begins: 1. www.logicalchess.com /hcc/scholastics/tutorials/notation.html   (894 words)

 Chess Rules - Chess Notation - Chess Match   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) Descriptive chess notation (also called descriptive notation, English notation, and English descriptive notation) is a notation for recording a chess game and was very popular in the past. Algebraic chess notation is the notation used today by all competition chess organizations and in most books, magazines, and newspapers. The chess moves themselves are given in Algebraic chess notation. www.clearleadinc.com /site/chess-rule.html   (809 words)

 Learn to Play Chess - Learn the chess rules and notation - Chess House In this country, chess is growing rapidly in popularity and is played by men and women of all ages. It is true that the chess expert—or master, as he is called—can perform remarkable mental feats on the chessboard, but the same thing could be said of other games and sports. Similarly, most chess players are incapable of executing the deep combinations and strategic maneuvers of the chess master, but they play their own brand of chess and enjoy it. www.chesshouse.com /learnchess.asp   (895 words)

 The World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Chess Museum Chess notation is thus the special written" language" of chess players, making it possible for a single book to contain hundreds of games by great players, or thousands of opening variations. Stamma's system was almost identical to modern algebraic notation, with the files of the board designated " a-h" and the ranks numbered "1-8." However, he tried to make the notation completely international by using standard piece names as well as standard letters and numbers for the squares. As notation simplified, chess books were able to include more information, and the number of chess books began to increase exponentially. www.chessmuseum.org /history_article11.htm   (826 words)

 Algebraic chess notation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Beginning in the 1970s, the abbreviated algebraic notation eventually came to replace descriptive chess notation in English chess literature, although this notation can be found in older literature. Notations from short algebraic notation are frequently used in long algebraic notation in such constructions as "Nb1-c3" or "Rd3xd7". In international correspondence chess the use of algebraic notation may cause confusion, since different languages have different names (and therefore different initials) for the pieces; hence the standard for transmitting moves in this form of chess is ICCF numeric notation. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Algebraic_chess_notation   (1192 words)

 Mark Lowery's Exciting World of Chess - Notation English Algebraic notation is based upon assigning numbers to the 8 ranks (rows) and lower case letters to the 8 files (columns) on the board. In English Algebraic notation no letter is used for the pawns, which instead generally are referred to simply by the file letter from which the pawn is advanced. A move by a piece not involving a capture is noted by using the upper case/capitalized letter assigned to the piece followed by the lower case letter of the file and the number of the rank of the square to which the piece is moved. www.markalowery.net /Chess/Notation/notation.html   (1886 words)

 Body The main thing to remember when looking at a chess diagram, regardless of the notation system used, is that the board is always "right-side up" for White, meaning White is always shown as playing from the "bottom" of the board. Since algebraic notation and coordinate notation are closely related, it was decided to keep it the same, and use the 'arrival square' of the pawn, and not the square the captured pawn stood on. Since errors in notation are especially unwanted in postal chess because of the long response times, where a single error can take a week to correct by the time the original player is informed of the error and a reply is sent back to correct the error, this notation is well-suited for postal chess. home.alltel.net /mikeric/Misc/Chess/notation.htm   (2440 words)

 Chess Glossary It is intended as a standard position notation for Chess programmers, for page layout programs, and for confirming position status for e-mail competition. A system of recording the moves of a Chess game similar to Algebraic Notation except that small pictures of the pieces and Pawns are substituted for their names. A clock which, in addition to serving the usual functions of a Chess clock, adds a certain amount of time to each player's clock after each move, in order to avoid desperate time scrambles at the end of a game, which often result in poor moves. www.chess-poster.com /english/glossary.htm   (4349 words)

 #[]#[] Chess Notation #[]#[] Descriptive notation was the standard for many years, and is still almost universally understood when used. Algebraic notation is the current standard and has been the official FIDE notation starting in 1981. In Algebraic notation, everything is counted from the white's queen's rook's square, which is the lower left corner of the board. www.finitechess.com /notation.htm   (437 words)

 Chess Notation - www.indepthinfo.com Chess notation is used to help keep track of movement on a chess board. Algebraic notation is more clear to computers, and once it is digested by the individual player, it can be just as clear in conversation. As noted above, the ultimate aim of chess notation is to be able to record games. www.indepthinfo.com /chess-notation/index.shtml   (206 words)

 Descriptive Chess Notation - www.indepthinfo.com Chess is one of the few sports where a blow by blow record of events can be accurately recreated from a few notes on a sheet of paper. The method of recording came to be known as "chess notation". What at one time we simply called chess notation, we now call "descriptive notation" to diferentiate it from the newer, now more accepted algebraic notation. www.indepthinfo.com /chess-notation/descriptive-notation.shtml   (339 words)

 Chess - MSN Games - Free Online Games Zone.com uses long algebraic notation for each chess move, with the coordinates of the original square followed by the destination square. In English notation, some of your pieces are considered to be in the King's territory and some in the Queen's. The files are named for the pieces that start on them, and the ranks are numbered according to the point of view of each player; therefore, if one player moves their Queen from Q1, the other player considers the move to have been made from Q8. zone.msn.com /en/chess/article/kqrptipsnotation   (295 words)

 Chess Notation Chess notation is universal way of describing moves on a chessboard. Chess notation turns the chessboard into a grid of numbers and letters. A king side castle is recorded as 0-0 and a queen side castle is recorded as 0-0-0. alex-chess.ecoholiday.com /chessnotation.htm   (268 words)

 Chess Notation The Algebraic chess notation used on my Chess page is the method used today by all chess organizations and most books, magazines, and newspapers to record and describe the moves in chess games. En passant captures are specified by the capturing pawn's file of departure, the x, and the square to which it moves, not the location of the captured pawn, optionally followed by the notation "ep". Short-hand notations are sometimes used to comment on moves, primarily as a diagnostic or learning tool. mysite.verizon.net /dfairlie/chessnotation.html   (1221 words)

 Algebraic Notation for Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) Algebraic notation is a common method of recording chess moves. Each square on the board has a name, the first character is a letter from a-h, denoting the file, and the second character a digit from 1-8 denoting the rank. It is important to note that the names of the squares are the same for white and fl, an important distinction from the old style of notation. home.comcast.net /~sresnick2/notation.html   (454 words)

 chess and maple It does not play chess, though I hope it one day to at least be able to play some endgames. There are other (much better) chess programs for linux and/or unix, crafty for example, but they do not print diagrams. uses is a modification of the long algebraic notation: you must indicate the piece, its color, the starting square and the final square. web.usna.navy.mil /~wdj/chess_maple.html   (1170 words)

 Duif's Place: Chess Notation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) Chess games can be written down in a simple, easy to read notation, so that you can send games to other people or study your own games later. In algebraic notation, each square has one and only one name (whether you are looking from White's side of the board or Black's). Before the 1970s, when chess database programs were not available, there were several ways of indicating which piece a pawn had been promoted to when it reached the 8th rank. www.jaderiver.com /chess/notate.html   (1021 words)

 Chess Corner - Chess Tutorial - Chess Notation The moves of a chess game can be recorded in a variety of ways. Chess positions can be recorded using Forsyth notation. In this type of notation the starting square of the chess piece is left out and only the destination square is written. www.chesscorner.com /tutorial/basic/notation/notate.htm   (632 words)

 Chess Move Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) In order to record and communicate chess moves, several written notations are widely used in books and by the players themselves. One of the most popular forms of chess notation is called the Algebraic System. The formal notation of cxd5 means the pawn on c4 captures the piece on d5. www.logicalchess.com /info/reference/notation   (408 words)

 Mark Lowery's Exciting World of Chess - English Descriptive Notation The notation type is not obsolete and is still used, especially by those who grew up with it and learned it as the primary chess notation type while learning chess. English Descriptive notation is not an easy system to learn, but once learned is easy to apply when reading the notation. Instead, the squares are assigned identification labels referenced to the files determined from the King and Queen files for each player, then by reference to the piece which has its home square in the file, and then finally by the rank number calculated from each player's side of the board. www.markalowery.net /Chess/Notation/descriptive_notation.html   (673 words)

 Chess Notation They may bring their own notation notebook, or, if they prefer, they may obtain a Lee Chess Club notation book if they are willing to make a commitment to learning and notating the majority of their games (ask a co-chair for more information about this). The essential thing to remember about all chess notation is that it should identify which piece is being moved, where it's moving to, and whether anything special happened as a result of the move (such as a capture or a pawn promotion). When using short notation, the piece to move is identified at the same time its new location is identified. home.earthlink.net /~leechessclub/pages/chess_notation.htm   (634 words)

 Coastal Carolina University Chess Club--Lessons Chess notation is a necessary evil if you wish to learn to play well or to play in tournaments (where keeping track of your games in chess notation is required by the rules). You should also make note of the fact that chess diagrams are always oriented so that the player of the white pieces is at the bottom of the board and the player of the fl pieces is at the top. It is most commonly found in old chess books, but since some of those old books are the best chess books ever written, if you plan to study chess you will need to know this notation. ww2.coastal.edu /kingw/chess/notation.html   (1824 words)

 Chess notation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14) One of the most important factors in the advancement of chess knowledge was the invention of an efficient notation to describe moves. It is done with the help of piece names, eight file letters (a — h) and eight rank numbers (1 — 8). In long algebraic notation you use the piece letter, followed by the start and destination squares. www.chessbase.com /fritz8/help/chess_notation.htm   (219 words)

 ChessViewer - Smith Notation Smith notation (invented by Warren Smith) is a straight-forward chess notation to represent any move without ambiguity. Unlike standard algebraic notation, no complex analysis is necessary to be certain of what piece is moving and where. Smith notation is also designed to be reversible, so it is as easy to go backwards in a game as forwards. www.chessclub.com /chessviewer/smith.html   (230 words)

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