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# Chess notation

Chess notation is the term for several systems that have developed to record either the moves made in a game of chess or the position of pieces on a chessboard. [1]

## Algebraic notation (chess)

Algebraic notation (or AN) is a method for recording and describing the moves in a game of chess.

## Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.

## Chess annotation symbols

When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use widely recognized annotation symbols.

## Chess opening theory table

A chess opening theory table or ECO (Encyclopaedia Of Chess Openings) table presents lines of moves, typically (but not always) from the starting position.

## Chess piece

A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the 32 movable objects deployed on a chessboard used to play the game of chess.

## Chess symbols in Unicode

Chess symbols are part of Unicode.

## Chess960

Chess960 (or Fischer Random Chess) is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer, publicly announced on June 19, 1996 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

## Chessboard

A chessboard is the type of checkerboard used in the classic board game chess, and consists of 64 squares (eight rows and eight columns) and 32 pieces.The squares are arranged in two alternating colors (light and dark).

## Cipher

In cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption&mdash;a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure.

## Correspondence chess

Correspondence chess is chess played by various forms of long-distance correspondence, usually through a correspondence chess server, through email or by the postal system; less common methods which have been employed include fax and homing pigeon.

## David Vincent Hooper

David Vincent Hooper (31 August 1915 – May 1998), born in Reigate, was a British chess player and writer.

## Descriptive notation

Descriptive notation is a notation for recording chess games, and at one time was the most popular notation in English- and Spanish-speaking countries.

## Eric Schiller

Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century.

## FIDE

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.

## Font

In metal typesetting, a font is a particular size, weight and style of a typeface.

## Forsyth–Edwards Notation

Forsyth&ndash;Edwards Notation (FEN) is a standard notation for describing a particular board position of a chess game.

## François-André Danican Philidor

François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player.

## Handbuch des Schachspiels

Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa.

## ICCF numeric notation

ICCF numeric notation is the official chess game notation for all International Correspondence Chess Federation games.

## Ken Whyld

Kenneth Whyld (6 March 1926 – 11 July 2003) was a British chess author and researcher, best known as the co-author (with David Hooper) of The Oxford Companion to Chess, the standard single-volume chess reference work in English. Whyld was a strong amateur chess player, taking part in the British Chess Championship in 1956 and winning the county championship of Nottinghamshire. He subsequently made his living in information technology while writing books on chess and researching its history. As well as The Oxford Companion to Chess, Whyld was the author of other reference works such as Chess: The Records (1986), an adjunct to the Guinness Book of Records and the comprehensive The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker (1998). He also researched more esoteric subjects, resulting in works such as Alekhine Nazi Articles (2002) on articles in favour of the Nazi Party supposedly written by world chess champion Alexander Alekhine, and the bibliographies Fake Automata in Chess (1994) and Chess Columns: A List (2002). From 1978 until his death in 2003, Whyld wrote the "Quotes and Queries" column in the British Chess Magazine. Shortly after Whyld's death, the Ken Whyld Association was established with the aim of compiling a comprehensive chess bibliography in database form and promoting chess history. Whyld's library was later sold to the Musée Suisse du Jeu, located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland (as reported in of EG).

## List of chess variants

A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".

## Louis Uedemann

Louis Uedemann (10 January 1854 – 22 November 1912) was an American chess master.

## Morse code

Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.

## Philipp Stamma

Philipp Stamma (c. 1705 – c. 1755), a native of Aleppo, Ottoman Syria, later resident of England and France, was a chess master and a pioneer of modern chess.

## Portable Game Notation

Portable Game Notation (PGN) is a plain text computer-processible format for recording chess games (both the moves and related data), supported by many chess programs.

## Sir William Rutherford, 1st Baronet

Sir William Watson Rutherford, 1st Baronet (1853 &ndash; 3 December 1927) was a Conservative party politician in the United Kingdom.

## Telegraphy

Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε tele, "at a distance" and γράφειν graphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual/symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.

## The Oxford Companion to Chess

The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.

## Unicode

Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

## United States Chess Federation

The US Chess Federation is the governing body for chess competition in the United States and a member of FIDE, the World Chess Federation.

## William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

## References

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