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Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)

FEN is a standard notation for describing a particular board position of a chess game. Notice the change in the abbreviated-FEN text box every time you change the board.

  • Each row of the board is specified by a list of characters and/or numbers beginning with the top row (black's back rank).
  • Rows are separated by a forward slash (/) character. (8 rows and 7 separators)
  • Lower case letters p, r, n, b, q, and k represent black pieces.
  • Upper case letters P, R, N, B, Q, and K represent white pieces.
  • Each row's numbers and characters must equal 8.
  • Numbers represent the quantity of empty squares between pieces on a row.

You may create your own abbreviated-FEN in the text box. Then push the Display FEN button to see it.

Select a piece,
then click board.

White King on Light Square Black King on Light Square

White Queen on Light Square Black Queen on Light Square

White Rook on Light Square Black Rook on Light Square

White Bishop on Light Square Black Bishop on Light Square

White Knight on Light Square Black Knight on Light Square

White Pawn on Light Square Black Pawn on Light Square

Select a Figurine Style

Logical Chess Figurine Button Note Figurine Button

3D Figurine Button Brown Figurine Button Black and White Figurine Button

Old Figurine Button Orange Figurine Button Hayes Icons Figurine Button

Stripe 2 Figurine Button Icons Figurine Button Micro Figurine Button

The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.