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« Created by: Marc Benford on: 06/03/24 at 18:03:05 »
Normal Topic When should we capitalize the name of a piece? (Read 270 times)
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Re: When should we capitalize the name of a piece?
Reply #3 - 06/05/24 at 13:58:10
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Slightly a quibble perhaps but,

I could add that notation such as 3.Nf3 will have the identifier for knight capitalized. But actually, this practice is not specifically noted in either of your links, AOC. For example:

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Names of chess pieces are never capitalized unless starting a sentence.
- from the first link. I suppose we could consider "N" for the knight piece in 3.Nf3 to be a form of title.

  
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Re: When should we capitalize the name of a piece?
Reply #2 - 06/04/24 at 10:58:28
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Chess.com style guide says
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Names of chess pieces are never capitalized unless starting a sentence.
Example: bishop not Bishop.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SnErd81PsnITBjGVqbeqjKRBdK8Jd5Q-CJqYsklEtqM/...
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https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-properly-publish-a-post
  
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Re: When should we capitalize the name of a piece?
Reply #1 - 06/03/24 at 20:56:18
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Should is a funny word. I prefer not to capitalize ever. I fell out of that habit when typing notes in Chess Assistant for DOS. The text area was tiny and capital letters confused me as to where the sentences began. If you look at my posts I only capitalize piece names when I am quoting someone who did that.

I read a style guide that said the names of the pieces should be capitalized: thus not a knight but a Knight. The Exchange should be capitalized when it refers to Rook for Bishop. Also the verb Castle and its conjugates. I think the theory is that a long run of print is easier on the eyes when the keywords are capitalized.
  
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When should we capitalize the name of a piece?
06/03/24 at 18:03:05
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I think that "a knight" should not be capitalized. But what about when it's a specific knight, such as the queen's knight?
  
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