Originally posted by blinky100Yes. Rank = vertical / numbers and File = horizontal / letters.
I feel so stupid asking this question after playing chess for 45 years but I am trying to help out a newbie and don't want to feed him misinformation. Rank and file...horizontal is rank, vertical is file???
Originally posted by blinky100Good catch! Yes, I have it totally backwards.
Now I am really confused...wikipedia and my memory see the files as being vertical and the ranks being horizontal...you description is diametrically opposite?????