#### Help Forum

1. 05 Aug '03 01:21
Is there any way to change the chessboard addresses to the old convention? (KR1, Kkn1, Kb1.......) I've never been partial to a1,b1,c1

Thanks
Glenr
2. 06 Aug '03 03:33
Originally posted by GlenR
Is there any way to change the chessboard addresses to the old convention? (KR1, Kkn1, Kb1.......) I've never been partial to a1,b1,c1

Thanks
Glenr
I don't think I'm familiar with that way of notation
3. 06 Aug '03 18:37
It may be a little more complicated, but it's what I grew up with.
It Divides the board into King side and queen side. The square that the king sits on is King 1. The pawn in front of the king is the king pawn and is setting in king 2. My opponents king is setting on my king 8.
The Bishop net to the king is the kings bishop and is setting on kings bishop 1 (KB1). The Pawn infront of the Kings Bishop is the Kings bishop pawn and is setting on Kings bishop 2 (KB2). My opponent King Bishop is setting on my KB8.
The complicated part of this is that my king is setting on my opponents king 1(K1). My opponents K5 is my K4. (can you believe I perfer that?π
The way it looks is like this:
P-K4 P-K4 This reads Pawn to king 4 Pawn to king 4
P-Q4 PXP Pawn to queen 4 Pawn takes pawn.

Castling king side is 00 Castling queen side is 000

This is a brief description, but you get the idea.

GR
4.  SirLoseALot
Shut Gorohoviy!
06 Aug '03 19:39
I honestly have a hard time understanding why anyone would prefer descriptive rather than algebraic.I know both,but when I have to go through a game with descriptive,it takes me 3 times as long and I make mistakes.It looks like such a mess!Of course,if you grew up with it,I suppose it's different.Still don't understand it thoughππ
5. 06 Aug '03 19:44
Yea, I perfer RPN calculaters too

GR
6. 06 Aug '03 21:38
Originally posted by GlenR
It may be a little more complicated, but it's what I grew up with.
It Divides the board into King side and queen side. The square that the king sits on is King 1. The pawn in front of the king is the king pawn and is setting in king 2. My opponents king is setting on my king 8.
The Bishop net to the king is the kings bishop and is setting on kings bishop ...[text shortened]... e is 00 Castling queen side is 000

This is a brief description, but you get the idea.

GR
phew, had to read that 5 times before actually getting it πππ

-Tim
7. 06 Aug '03 22:12
This might help. I screwed up when I said:

&quot;The complicated part of this is that my king is setting on my opponents king 1(K1). My opponents K5 is my K4. &quot;

My King is not setting on my opponents K1, It is setting on my opponents K8

The closest row to eighter player is their #1 row and the farthest row is row 8.

Sorry about the typo. I'll proof read a little better next time.

GR