[blind-chess] Re: Fw: Notation

  • From: Michael Allain <shoodacooda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 21:37:58 -0400

hi Richard,

it isn't mandatory to say if it is discovered or not.

have seen it used on occasion, in some learning books to show as an example 
of what a discovered check is.

But in general, and for practical purposes it is usually avoided.

for instance, in the rules for the International Email Chess Club, they ask 
that you refrain from writing the words, en passamt or e.p.

the move itself is sufficient.

these extra notations just confuse the programs used to verify PGN files.

also, i notice a lot of players use double plus signs to denote a checkmate, 
this is incorrect.

a double plus sign means double check !

a pound sign (#), is what is used for checkmate.

also, the result doesn't count as a move.

for example:,

it's just 1-0,  NOT 40. 1-0.

regards, mike
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R Dinger" <rrdinger@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "chess" <blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:05 PM
Subject: [blind-chess] Fw: Notation

Hi All,

Connie sent the following message asking if there is a notation for 
discovered check and after I tried to answer I thought this should really go 
to the list to see if anyone else has an opinion.

I vaguely recall seeing "dis" or "dis check" in descriptive notation, but I 
know of nothing in algebraic notation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: jubieq@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: rrdinger@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 6:04 AM
Subject: Notation

Hi Richard,
  What is the algerbraic notation for discovered check? Is it the number 


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