Chess: Chess Notation, Names of Squares

Every square on the chessboard has a unique name. A square gets its name by combing its number of rank and its letter of the file. Ranks are the rows and files are the columns in the chessboard. So that’s how we have c8, H2, E3 etc. In the beginning, all the pieces are at the starting positions on the board. When you start to play chess, you move to these squares.

These names are very important to understand the chess language because everything in chess is described in the words of these squares. So, if you want to understand chess better and become a master of chess you must understand its language first. This chess lesson for beginners will help you get an initial understanding of the chess language and how you can learn it easily.

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