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++ sign


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    RetiFan

    When using algebraic notation, I knew that + means check and # means checkmate. When I first saw ++ sign, I intuitively thought that this should mean double check, because of the double plus. However, if you look here: "http://www.fide.com/component/handbook/?id=125&view=article". Appendix C.13 says that ++ also means checkmate, isn't this a bit confusing? Shouldn't it be meaning double check insted of checkmate(#)??

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Estragon

    There have been various ways of noting double check in notation over the years. The old descriptive notation just used "dbl ch" but some book publishers got creative and used  § or ‡ or some other symbol.  But it never was recognized because under the Laws of Chess, double check is just check.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    nyLsel

    "++" is checkmate another one is "#"


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