♡ 26 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess Notation FormatsJust a curious question: Does anyone know the American Notation for recording moves? I use it myself, and am just wondering; even though most use the German Method... north
♡ 20 ( +1 | -1 ) NotationThe German Method is what GK uses; it's the easiest for problems and records. American is when each move is recorded from the perspective of each side. Thus, on GK, the move 1. e4....e5; would be 1. P-K4....P-K4 in the American way. Thx.
♡ 66 ( +1 | -1 ) P-K4 has always been known as descriptive notation (I doubt the validity of calling it American)
e4 is algebraic notation
Another form of notation not yet mentioned is forsythe notation (r2k3r/ppp2Qpp/etc). This is useful for jotting down positions at an adjournment or for remembering a position at the end of a casual game.
♡ 35 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess NotationsI have heard of the Forsythe Notation. Calmrolfe: The validity of the 'American' and 'German' notations is direct description from a grandmaster book I have, published in 1908. They say the Forsythe is good for creating chess problems, while the 'German' (Algebraic) is the simplest. north
♡ 57 ( +1 | -1 ) tonlesuOh no !! This is the worst case of "slippery letter syndrome" that I have ever encountered. The use of a good dictionary may help alleviate the problem. The thicker the better. Place the dictionary under your chair and the extra height may enable you to see the keyboard better.
You are right though, the use of notation led to a great advancement of Chess, as games could then be recorded for posterity.
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