JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
In the occasionally speedy and occasionally not world of chess, it may sometimes be necessary to take speedy-or-not notes. Chess notation--like algebraic notation (in different iterations), English notation, ICCF notation, and so on--=can reach back hundreds of years. Even the shorthand approach tried out here in mathematician Salzer's short work dips back into the 19th century (‘Shorthand Notation" by M. Barnard, a short entry in Chess Player’s Annual and Club Directory, 1893-94 by Mr and Mrs T.B. Rowland (London, 1893)). But the Salzer work is really pretty interesting, and so I thought to at least surface the work.