Tool to display / translate a Forsyth-Edwards notation (FEN) of a chess game. The line notation FEN allows to describe any position of a chess game.
Forsyth-Edwards Notation - dCode
Tag(s) : Notation System, Board Games
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In chess games, the FEN notation uses a single line to describe the contents of each box of the box in rows from top to bottom (seen from the white side). The characters describing the parts ar:
|K||White King||k||Black King|
|Q||White Queen||q||Black Queen|
|R||White Rook||r||Black Rook|
|B||White Bishop||b||Black Bishop|
|N||White Knight||n||Black Knight|
|P||White Pawn||p||Black Pawn|
|1-8||1 to 8 empty boxes|
Example: The starting position of a chess board is: rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR
The chessboard description is completed with 5 informations:
|w or b||Indicates the next player (w = white, b = black)|
|KQkq||Indicates possible castling. K and / or Q for black castle respectively coded King or Queen and likewise k and / or q for the white castle|
|- or coordinate||Coordinates of a possible case of taking en passant|
|0 to 50||Number of moves since last catch|
|1 to 999||Move number|
FEN is the acronym for Forsyth-Edwards Notation, named after David Forsyth, a Scottish journalist who invented this notation and Steven Edwards who adapted it to make it unambiguous and compatible with computers.
See also SAN notation