What is Chess Notation?Chess notation is a system using letters and numbers to represent each move on the chessboard. It allows us to track every move, whether it's the opening, middlegame, or endgame. Through chess notation, supported by innovative chess technologies like chessnut, we can recreate games without the need for a physical board, facilitating in-depth analysis.
Representing Chess Pieces with Letters:
The first letter represents the chess piece.
No letter represents a Pawn.
Indicating Positions on the Board:
Use letters for columns and numbers for rows.
Columns are labeled from left to right as a to h.
Rows are numbered from bottom to top as 1 to 8.
Recording Each Move:Each move is recorded, including the moving piece and the target position.
For example, Nf3 indicates a Knight moving to f3.
If multiple pieces of the same type can move to the same position, additional information like the starting position or row/column details may be added for clarification.
Special Markings:Check: + or ++ signifies a threat to the opponent's king.
For instance, Qh5+ indicates the Queen threatening the opponent's king at h5.
Checkmate: # denotes a checkmate.