The rules of this game mode are as similar to real chess as possible: no ability to draw arrows, step backwards in time, flip the board, or see stockfish evaluation. These features act as a crutch that leaves online-first players at a disadvantage when playing over-the-board chess.
All moves in this game mode must be entered using algebraic notation (sometimes called chess notation). We offer a brief description of algebraic notation below, but if you are new to algebraic notation, or you need a more thorough refresher, we recommend reading our tutorial on how to read and write chess notation.
Algebraic Notation (AN) is a standard plain text format for recording chess games.
To enter a move, type piece + column + row. Columns are labelled a to h, rows 1 to 8, and pieces as follows: