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convictatlarge 63 ( +1 | -1 )
Help with chess notation I'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:

'Bxb5+ c6'

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
convictatlarge 7 ( +1 | -1 )
d'oh For some reason the link does not work :( the ISBN is 1890085022
snake_man 9 ( +1 | -1 )
c6 should mean pawn to c6, as a shorthand method, pawns are usually not listed in the notation.
dysfl 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Pawn move to c6 I don't have the book, but it looks like the next move by black. The pawn at c7 moved to c6 so that it will treat the White bishop at b5.
caldazar 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.
convictatlarge 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!