Chess Notation Part 2 – Recording Captures, Castling, Check, and Checkmate

Second of three videos about chess notation. This video goes into some detail about recording captures (including pawn and en passant captures), castling, check, and checkmate.


  1. here is the problem i have with kxf1.. by strictly looking at the notation from an outside observer. how can i tell which piece was captured ? whereas with descriptive notation i simply write kxb

  2. I've played chess on and off most of my life. I've recently become more interested in it and as a result I'm "starting from scratch", getting reacquainted with the basics so to speak. This is a great place to start. Thanks!

  3. You can go to my blog and find more info there. The link is in the description below the video.

  4. HEY ! would u mind .. minding that I cant see da numbers and letters of the board ??

  5. One of the first things you should learn to do is learning the names of the squares without the numbers and letters at the side of the board. It isn't hard, and it will help you learn the "geography" of the chessboard.

    Just my opinion. 🙂

  6. Thank you for explaining. It was really helpful.

  7. Wow there ARE many fine videos here on chess notation – this says it IS important!

  8. Is there a different notation for if a move 'reveals' check? – say for example, say that you moved a knight, and revealed check from a rook – would you then put R+ at the end instead of just + to show that it's not that Knight that is checking ?

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