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I wonder why algebraic notation?


  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #301

    Ziryab

    bigpoison wrote:

    I guess you could argue that that particular half a league was eternal.

    It did have a Xeno's arrow sort of quality.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #302

    batgirl

    Try the Udemann-Gringmuth code, once used for telegraph and radio matches. 

    1. e4 e5 = gegoseso

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #303

    ThrillerFan

    Reb wrote:

    Not in the US but FIDE doesnt allow it and I had an arbiter in Portugal hassel me  about it and I had to switch to algebraic ... USCF allows you to use descriptive if you wish . 

    Really?  There are certain notations that can't be used in certain countries?

    Does that mean they expect you to use their language too?  I've seen Algebraic use different sets of letters.  I use what is traditionally used in the US (K=King, Q=Queen, B=Bishop, N=Knight, R=Rook, file letter=Pawn), but I've seen others, like S for Knight, L for Bishop, D for Queen, T for Rook, for example.  Would they yell at me for using KQBNR?

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #304

    VULPES_VULPES

    Count the syllables:

    g5: jee - five

    Black's KB4: black's - king - bi-shop - four

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #305

    Ziryab

    ThrillerFan wrote:
    Reb wrote:

    Not in the US but FIDE doesnt allow it and I had an arbiter in Portugal hassel me  about it and I had to switch to algebraic ... USCF allows you to use descriptive if you wish . 

    Really?  There are certain notations that can't be used in certain countries?

    Does that mean they expect you to use their language too?  I've seen Algebraic use different sets of letters.  I use what is traditionally used in the US (K=King, Q=Queen, B=Bishop, N=Knight, R=Rook, file letter=Pawn), but I've seen others, like S for Knight, L for Bishop, D for Queen, T for Rook, for example.  Would they yell at me for using KQBNR?

    The FIDE rules are clear and consistent. Use algebraic in any language that you can handle, or draw the little figurines if you are so inclined.

    US law generally, and chess is no different, reflects our residual medievalism. 

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #306

    rdecredico

    Ziryab wrote:


    US law generally, and chess is no different, reflects our residual medievalism. 

    Human beings as a species have spent many more generations being ignorant than they have enlightened.

    Its only been 300+ years out of 40,000 in existence that the species has realized and proved its ain't the center of the universe so there's still a lot of progress to be made.

    Smile 

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #307

    kiwi

    A lot of failure too.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #308

    Squarely

    ...algebraic because it is the most intelligent.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #309

    steve_bute

    Squarely wrote:

    ...algebraic because it is the most intelligent.

    The "most"? I'd go with a purely numeric system because it avoids the problem of mixed alphabets. Even better, a system that uses a purely visual nomenclature. 100 years from now, when the PRC is running the chess world, we'll be quite pleased with ourselves for having done so right now.

    Disclaimer: I use full algebraic notation. I would not be averse to using numeric notation. I have no desire to return to descriptive.


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