The Language of Chess

Mar 4, 2020
3 min
Every square in chess has a name based on a coordinate system. All files have a letter, from a - h, going from the queen's rook file to the king's rook file. Each rank has a number from the 1st and 2nd rank where White's pieces begin through the 7th and 8th rank where Black's pieces begin. Each piece is notated this way: