The art of playing good Chess is to study the board, consider options, devise strategy and anticipate your opponent’s next move(s). This cannot be done in a nanosecond, which is how most youngsters seem to play, ending up in quickly losing material and consequently the game.

In an attempt to try and slow some of you down and take you to the next level in Chess, we need to teach you how to record your game, using notation.

Should you enter a competition, other than Blitz or Rapidplay (short timings) you will be required to record your game this way.

Notation sheets and pens, will be available for those who want to give this a try, we recommend all advanced players in our groups to learn this.

Chess notation was developed in order to record the position of the pieces on the Chessboard or the moves being made during a Chess game. This done by indicating the current piece and square location and where the piece is being moved to. It also enables us to review Chess games played by not only Grandmasters and other Chess players but also your own games, allowing you to go back over your own games and learn from them. Learning Chess notation is a must to study Chess games and problems from any kind of Chess book.