Annotated Chess Guide: Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 1)

# Annotated Chess Guide[Naming Pieces]

In the Algebraic system, CAPITAL LETTERS are given to represent each of the major pieces on the board - be they Black or White:

N = kNight
B = Bishop
R = Rook
Q = Queen
K = King

So, at the start of the game, here's the position of the major pieces, using Algebraic notation:

White has kNights on: b1 & g1
Black has kNights on: b8 & g8

White has Bishops on: c1 & f1
Black has Bishops on: c8 & c8

White has Rooks on: a1 & h1
Black has Rooks on: a8 & h8

White has his Queen on: d1
Black has his Queen on: d8

White has his King on: e1
Black has his King on: e8

 Note: There is no letter-replacement for the Pawn. Why they don't simply have a lower-case 'p' ... who knows? But, they don't. Suffice to say, at the start of the game, here's the position of the Pawns, using Algebraic notation: White has Pawns on squares: a2 to g2 Black has Pawns on squares: a7 & g7 So, "how do you know when a Pawn moves?" Glad you asked, as it's mentioned next ...

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