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  1. 13 Apr '08 10:27
    Can someone please help me with chess notation. It doesn'y always make sense to me. I recently visited a website that had the following notation on it: -

    This is a classic and runs as follows. 1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Bc4 Nf6, 4. Ng5 d5, 5. ed NxP?!, 6. Nxf7!? KxN, 7. Qf3+ Ke6, 8. Nc3. The position is unclear after 8. ... Nb4. However, white can improve with the line 6. d4 ed, 7. 0-0 when he threatens 8. Nxf7 and is probably winning.

    Move 5 states 'ed'. WHat does this mean? I tried to take it as meaning a piece is moved from row e to row d. Neither the king or the pawn can do this so where am I going wrong?
  2. 13 Apr '08 10:35 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Can someone please help me with chess notation. It doesn'y always make sense to me. I recently visited a website that had the following notation on it: -

    This is a classic and runs as follows. 1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Bc4 Nf6, 4. Ng5 d5, 5. ed NxP?!, 6. Nxf7!? KxN, 7. Qf3+ Ke6, 8. Nc3. The position is unclear after 8. ... Nb4. However, white can improve oved from row e to row d. Neither the king or the pawn can do this so where am I going wrong?
    The pawn on the 'e' file can take the pawn on the 'd' file. This is simpler than using the notation e4xd5 but both mean the same thing.



    Position after 4... d5 with 5 ed (e4xd5) to follow.
  3. 13 Apr '08 12:05
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    The pawn on the 'e' file can take the pawn on the 'd' file. This is simpler than using the notation e4xd5 but both mean the same thing.

    [fen]r1bqkb1r/ppp2ppp/2n2n2/3pp1N1/2B1P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R w - -[/fen]

    Position after 4... d5 with 5 ed (e4xd5) to follow.
    Thanks. It's a lot clearer now.