# Algebraic notation

This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean:

K=king

Q=queen

R=rook

B=bishop

N=knight

when pawns move,only the destination square is described.

Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation.

Notice that there are letters and numbers that show the destination sqare.

The additional symbols are used:

O-O=castle kingside

O-O-O=castle queenside

+=check

#=checkmate

x=capture

You will also notice that if 2 pieces that are the same can move to a square,the file that one of the pieces were on would be described if that piece moved there.

Now that you learned about algebric notation,you can go ahead and notate your own games.