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I think it would be even harder without the pieces on the board. But it's a good tool to learn where the coordinates are.
yes it will be harder, or maybe even add some random positions into the background? :D
Why would it be harder?
I think many people know the files by the pieces that start on that file.. I for one used to identify the e-file as the file where the king starts the game - for me it might have been a little harder if you removed the pieces.
But by now I've practiced it a few times and I think it won't matter anymore whether the pieces are there or not.
The problem is moving the mouse fast enough! I got to level 5 before accidentaly clicking on a bookmark when trying to click on a8
yeah - moving the mouse fast and accurate enough is part of the challenge, you can see me try it out on this video - i got to level 8
I used to remember it by the fact that e is the 5th file, but now I changed the settings on my correspondence and VC games so that it always shows the coordinates on the board.
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