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Portable Chess Game Notation (PGN) - thechessworld.com
Portable Chess Game Notation (PGN): Have you ever heard of Steven James Edwards? His name is not so famous in the chess world, but his contribution is valuable. Thanks to him, we can appreciate the beauty of chess games and edit them with ease in different computer databases. He introduced to the community the Portable Game Notation (PGN) Standard in 1993. In this article, we will discuss why it was so important and how you could benefit from that invention.
In the modern world, we often tend to take certain things for granted. Imagine, for example, if there was no chess notation. Chess players would have had a hard time discussing chess. “I wanted to push my pawn that stood near his bishop one square ahead, but I thought he would move his queen and place it in front of my king’s knight.” It is quite hard to understand what moves someone could refer to like that. Many people indeed use this way of describing their games, but knowing the notation makes things much easier. This gets even more important when it comes to writing books and publishing chess games. Humanity solved this issue a long time ago: in 1737, Philipp Stamma wrote a chess book with the algebraic notation.
Portable Chess Game Notation – A bit of history
In the 1990s, chess players started using computers more and more often. It was helpful not only for analyzing chess moves but also, to ease the process of searching for games. In the pre-computer era, chess players would travel to the tournament with big bags full of chess books and magazines. It got to be much more convenient to bring only a computer or a laptop with them to the tournaments.
What did Kasparov have to do with it?
The first computer chess database was presented in 1987: it was ChessBase 1.0. The story of its creation is exciting and inspirational. It was none other than the great chess champion Garry Kasparov who had encouraged its launch and development.