You may be confused looking at my chess blog posts. You may wonder what 18. Nxf7!! means. In this blog post I'll be teaching you how to read my chess blog posts! First, I'll be breaking down 18. Nxf7!!.
This is the number of moves there have been (so this would be move #18 for white and black has moved 17 times)
N is for Knight, so this is a knight moving. If it was a Q, it would be a queen moving. If it was a B, it would be a bishop. If it was R, it would be a Rook moving. If it was a K, it would be a king. If it is any lowercase letter, it is a pawn
x simply means that a piece is being captured
f7 means that the knight landed on the square f7 if you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a picture an empty chess board with markings of squares.
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In the beginning of the chess game, white's pieces are on the squares that have 1's and 2's on them and black's pieces are on the squares that have 7's and 8's. The f7 means that the knight is landing on the square that has f7 on it.
The !! means that this is an absolutely SPECTACULAR move! One ! would mean that the move is a great one. A ? would mean that the move is a mistake. A ?? would mean that the move is absolutely TERRIBLE.
What do 0-0 and 0-0-0 mean?
0-0 means that the move is a king side castle. 0-0-0 means that the move is a queen side castle.
I hope you enjoy my other chess blog posts (now that you can read them)!