Algebraic Chess Notation
Algebraic chess notation is the modern way of writing a chess game using the letters “a-h” and the numbers “1-8” to represent the squares. The pieces are each given a name as a single letter (e.g. Q for Queen), but no letter for the pawns. So the start of a Ruy Lopez looks like: “1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3.Bb5”. For more detail, see: Chess Notation.
Older Chess Notation Styles
Related Chess Rules Topics
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