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Subject: Re: mjdonadio vs. JTrain Date: 2/28/2002 11:06 AM
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Interesting choice taking the d pawn with the knight. :-)

When capturing with a pawn, just note the file it's on. Two pawns will never be on the same file and be capable of capturing the same piece, so you don't need to include the number. As follows:

1. e4 Nf6
2. d3 d5
3. Nc3 e6

4. e4xd5

Instead of e4xd5, all you have to say is "exd5". "xd5" is also viable, but I've seen it more often used that the file is stated than not. I think this is because the file implicitly notes that the pawn is the capturing piece. Just saying "xd5" would concern some that there were possibly a typo, i.e. what if mj had wanted to capture with Nxe5, but the "N" accidentally wasn't hit and didn't show up? By noting "exd5", there is no doubt that the pawn on e is the capturing piece, not the knight.

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