63 ( +1 | -1 ) Help with chess notationI'm having difficulty understanding one bit of chess notation in the book 'The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery'. The notation thats bothering me is on page 5 near the top:
Seems to say bishop takes b5, check but whats really bugging me is what does the c6 mean?
The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1890085022/qid=1080752301/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_10_2/202-5730430-0261420
46 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess game scores are written in two columns with White moves on the left and Black moves on the right (just like here on Gameknot). So in that position, it would be "White plays bishop takes on b5 with check and Black blocks the check with his pawn by playing ...c6 (pawn on c7 to c6)." Similarly, moves that begin with ... (such as ...Bxb5 in that example) mean that they are moves by Black.
24 ( +1 | -1 ) Ah, thanks for the explanation guys. I've been trying to get that book read for a while but not being able to figure out the notation had really been annoying me! I've got a flight from LA to London tomorrow so I know what I will be reading!