After viewing several different pictures of chess, I have noticed there seems to be a variety of ways in which people face their knights, straight ahead, facing the king, angled towards the center of the board,. I am curious on how people face there knights?
Mine are either straight ahead or facing the king, depending on my mood.
i've never thought of that. would it be benificial, for reference sake, to keep track of such a thing?
My knights face straight ahead. For me, it seems like it is the direction all the other pieces face.
I do it the way Lonnie said and for that reason.
I think I read in a chess book somewhere that they "normally" face left, except Brits normally face them right. I face them left because that's the way I see them in chess book diagrams, and I like to see their profile. I'm used to it that way now. edit: what I read probably refered specifically to chess book diagrams; duh!
Haha, a new psych out ploy for OTB. Face your knigts backwards, facing you. Or maybe one backwards and one forwards. Or maybe rotate by 90 degrees each move. Drive the obsessive compulsive opponent nuts ;). (I'm kidding. I'd probably drive myself nuts first.)
For many years I kept my game scores in the descriptive notation and now fide doesnt allow it. Does USCF allow it still ? I was keeping a score in descriptive here in Portugal and the arbiter informed me it wasnt allowed and that algebraic is required now in fide rated events. I will play in the US next month and am considering keeping score in the old descriptive notation.