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Hi, My name is Rebecca Texman with chess and I am gonna show you how quickly use and write down chess notation. So to start we have our white side and our black side. It is important that as a chess player you could, you write down both moves, both white and black. If you just write down your moves not gonna be so helpful, so let’s start. First move let’s say white makes is e4.

Now we don’t write pawn e4, we just write e with a lower case letter as we can see here 4. By writing e4 we know that a pawn has been moved. Now let’s say black makes a move and it goes e5. So we write e5. The next move that y makes is Knight f3, so now we need to use our capital N f3 and let’s say black goes knight c6. So Nc6. Now let’s say white brings out its bishop, bishop B5 and you notice here how I have a capital B for the bishop a lowercase b for this square and then the number for this square. Black then proceeds in place knight f6. Now I know that this knight didn’t go to f6 and that it’s this knight because it cannot go to f6, so I don’t have to worry about which knight I am moving in this case.

Now let’s say white decides to capture so we would have bishop captures x knight c6 and then black decides to capture back. So we instead of writing pawn because he has to capture back with the pawn we would write d7 captures bishop c6 and then that is shown by this. Now let’s move down a couple moves, a bunch of moves have been played and it is now black white decides to castle, so white decides to castle king side to show that we do 0-0 and now black has a choice, black can either decide to castle king side or queen side so let’s say black decides to castle queen side, again we move the king two spaces, one two and the rook to the other side and we show that by 0-0-0.

Now let’s proceed we move to bunch of moves forward and there is pieces that are taken off the board, lots of things happened and let’s say now, white is ready to bring its pawn to other side to promote to a queen. White decides to go f8 becoming a queen and it is a check, so let’s figure out how to write that we have our pawn goes back moved from f7 moves to f8 equals q4 queen and since it is a check, we put a plus sign for check. This game is far from over but these are just the quick basics on how to record your chess notation.


  1. Horse is Knight why N and for the last part f7 moved to f8 what sign did u used in between f7 and f8?

  2. As a frequent Chess player, this algebraic notation lesson hurts so much. 1. A bishop capturing a knight on c6 would be written as Bxc6. Not BxNc6. 2. When a pawn makes a capture, it is written with only the letter of the file it is on. Not the square. For example a Pawn on the e2 making a capture on f3 for example would be written as exc3 instead of e2xc3. 3. Pawn promotions are not written with the original original square the pawn was on. A promotion to a queen on e8 for example that results in a check would be written as e8=Q+.

  3. Why were the old notations

  4. Just wondering why the Knight was written as “N”? Isn’t that supposed to be “K”?

  5. Gosh she has the most horrible and most irritating voice in the world . It's making my head hurt .

    YEAR 2002

  7. at 2:33 is dxc6 , this woman is a joje she is a 1100 rating, she should not be teaching, she should be learning, all the videos she made on this chanel she made a mistake

  8. what about if the pawn was captured using a passpawn?what is the sign? answer pls… Thanks for the notations

  9. ummm is it just nitpicking or is the fact that she just use N to represent knight a little strange? I mean I guess king would be represented by K but couldn't you do like KN for knight?

  10. it is easy to keep remember the chess game you have played

  11. why do the knight at 1:12 Nf3? shouldn't it be Kf3.. it's Knight not Night.

  12. say next move for white is checkmate, would notation just be + at the end?

  13. Can you answer my question? please…😄😄😄
    Why did when I traps ​the king I was draw… is it because she has 1 king???😓😓😓
    my queen is besides of her king and my king is besides of my queen…

  14. Why is this important. That was the only reason I came here

  15. This system is so inefficient. Just write the initial and final squares of each move, and for castling write the initial and final squares of both rook and king.

  16. Did u see in 1:14 the night became a NC6 but the knight in black is B not C!?


  18. I used to write down all my games like this, but I eventually got a DGT board. Makes things so much easier as it records your games for you. By the way, I've never seen captures written such that the captured piece is included in the notation. Usually #4 would be written Bxc6 in standard algebraic chess notation.

  19. I would play c5 and begin the sicillian defense 😅

  20. What if 2 knights can go to a place what will we write then?

  21. How to mention if 2 rooks are in same file which one move

  22. So both players aren’t sitting there for 15 minutes trying to Figure out who’s turn it is.

  23. Forgot to mention checkmate sign…… #

  24. Thank u so much dear fatty 😊😋😚

  25. wait… should it be Knight? instead of night?
    why N?

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