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How To Use Chess Notation

Watch more How to Play Chess videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Improve your chess game by learning chess notation. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Learn the signs Learn the symbol for each piece. Each major piece is indicated by a capital letter. There is no symbol for pawns. Step 2: Learn the symbols for squares Learn the symbol for each square. The rows are numbered one to eight from white's perspective. The columns are indicated by lowercase letters, a through h. Step 3: Learn the symbols for moves Learn the symbols for moves, which are the symbol for the piece followed by the symbol for the square it moves to. Tip Pawn moves are indicated by the square they move to. Step 4: Record pieces that can move to the same square If two pieces in different columns can move to the same square, use the column letter of the starting square after the piece symbol. If they're in the same column, use the row number instead. Step 5: Signal a capture Use a lowercase x to signal a capture. First record the piece making the capture, then add the x and the square the piece moves to. Tip Indicate a good move by adding an exclamation point and a bad move by adding a question mark. Step 6: Record castling Record castling. Kingside is indicated by O-O. For queenside, add another -O. Step 7: Show promotions Show promotions by adding an equals sign and the symbol for the new piece. Step 8: List turns together Record each turn on a single line, with white's move first, then a space, followed by black's move. Indicate check with a plus sign and checkmate with a hash sign. Did You Know? "Deep Blue," an IBM supercomputer, was the first computer to beat a human chess master when it defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997.
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