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What does the p/ part mean? My chess experiences is all after the popularity of descriptive notation...





p/q2-q4!

p : pawn

/ : at

q2 : queen's file, rank 2

- : moves to

q4 : queen's file, rank 4

! : good move!


Oh hmm, I didn't realize the notation was so unnecessarily verbose :) Of course it's a pawn moving from q2 to q2, that's the only thing there at the beginning of the game!

Actually in descriptive notation the move would have been:

    P-Q4
Ken padded this out to 8 characters.

That makes way more sense!

Pawn?



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