Without figurine in some of these foreign mags I be sunk.
Some of them don''t use figurine so I am sunk.
A D=Queen, E=King L or F=Bishop. You got go a wee bit daft
trying to work out was is going on.
The Russian Mags are good. The Queen, looks like a Queen and
the Rook looks like a Rook
(I cannot post what the figures look like on this keyboard - anyone?).
The Knight is a K, the Bishop a C and the King Kp.
For some reason I am at home with that.
It's like everything, more practise and it becomes automatic.
Have to admit though I'm not madly keen on figurine.
Thank God for a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
Some of the other ideas for chess notation are truly mind boggling.
The CC one is awful. 1.e4 e5 is 1. 5354 5755.
Wiki does a good job on it here.