Monday, October 19, 2009

New Chess Notation

Thanks to reader 'Scott' for pointing this out.

A Mr. Slavoljub Stojanović, of Serbia, clearly had too much time on his hands as he apparently just woke up one day and decided to invent a whole new chess notation. Chessdom has the juice.

I've quickly scanned through the accompanying PDF document that describes this new chess notation and my first impression is that it's simply ridiculous!

I wonder if Mr. Slavoljub Stojanović is joking.


Data-Success said...

OMG! It looks horrrrrrrible! :D

Javier Gil said...

The system has several drawbacks and few advantages: reading the moves becomes really ackward, it would take someone something like 4 times longer to transcribe a game.
Also, scoresheets would become a lot larger, as one single move takes about 3 or 4 times more space, and more paper would be wasted (not very eco-friendly, if you ask me!).
HOWEVER, I do see one possible use for this system: sometimes it takes kids a little while to learn how to write down a game, and this system would make it a little easier for beginners to learn. If you've coached kids in a classroom, you'll know what I'm talking about.
But other than that...

Anonymous said...

Useless. Wastes paper and time. If something's not broken, don't fix it.

Jimmy Liew said...

there is a very good saying "if it aint' broke, dont fix it"