# Forsyth%E2%80%93Edwards Notation

Forsyth%E2%80%93Edwards Notation is a historical notation created in 1883. Forsyth–Edwards Notation (FEN) is a standard notation for describing a particular board position of a chess game. The purpose of FEN is to provide all the necessary information to restart a game from a particular position. FEN is based on a system developed by Scottish newspaper journalist David Forsyth. Read more on Wikipedia...

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### Example code from the web:

rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1

### Example code from Wikipedia:

rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R b KQkq - 1 2

Last updated December 4th, 2019