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Keyword Query: Chess Grid Systems
Interpretation:
You want to know about the methods used for recording positions and moves of Pawns and Pieces on a Chessboard.

In today's evolution of Chess, the standard for recording positions and moves of Pawns and Pieces is Algebraic Notation and the Grid System works as follows:

On the Chessboard, the squares are grouped into 8 horizontal rows, known as Ranks and 8 vertical columns, known as Files.

  • Ranks are identified with numbers: 1 to 8
  • Files are identified with letters: a to h

Just like plotting the coordinates of locations on map, we can used these Numbers and Letters to give a unique reference point to the 64 individual squares on the Chessboard.

Grid System using Algebraic Notation

Annotated Chess System - Algebraic - Naming Squares

The Grid System using Algebraic Notation is explored in more detail in our Beginners Chess Guide - Annotated Chess article (see Links, below).


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