## ChessOps - Forms of CHESS NOTATION |

Chess notation is the written means of recording the moves of a game. There are three main types: -
**Algebraic**(or Continental)**Notation** Describes every square on the board by a unique reference (ie.**a1**to**h8**, each square denoted in**lowercase**). Algebraic is sanctioned by F.I.D.E. (The International Chess Federation). A major difference in the description of pieces is**N(=Knight)**. More -
**Descriptive**(or English)**Notation** Moves are recorded from the viewpoint of the player making them, so that each square either of two descriptions (eg.**White's**is`Q4`**Black's**). Squares are also denoted in`Q5`**uppercase**only. A major difference in the description of pieces is**Kt(=Knight)**, although this is increasingly being replaced by the**N**letter. More -
**Forsyth Notation** A quick and easy method of noting the current position of all material on the board in**adjourned**games. More
Click here to compare notations for a game position in both Algebraic and Descriptive. The same game is also separately recorded in Forsythe. |