# Best move in algebraic chess notation, The Password Game rule 16 answers

It's simple, really...

Look, I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m no good at chess. I know the basic rules and how each piece moves, but not much more. That said, knowing your options makes Rule 16 in The Password Game a lot easier.

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## How to figure out the best move in algebraic chess notation?

In simple terms, algebraic chess notation is a simple method for recording and describing a chess move. Specifically, it dictates the name of the piece you are moving, and the square you are moving it to.

Each piece in chess has a single letter that represents that piece in algebraic chess notation.

• R = Rook
• N = Knight
• B = Bishop
• Q = Queen
• K = King
• P = Pawn

Also, each box on the chess board is represented by two alphanumeric characters, with the horizontal axis being a-h and the vertical axis being 1-8. Therefore, the bottom right corner is a1 and the top right corner is h8.

Combining the letter of the chess piece you want to move, with the designated alphanumeric characters of the box you want to move it for, you can figure out your best move in algebraic chess notation.

## What is the best next chess move for Rule 16 in The Password Game?

Unfortunately, the setup of the chess board is different each time you reach Rule 16 in The Password Game. Therefore, an answer that is correct for me, will not be for you.

If you want to try and figure it out on your own, every instance of Rule 16 I have encountered resulted in my best next chess move putting the opponent’s king in check. Keep in mind that in algebraic chess notation, check is signified with a + symbol. Let’s say you had to move your bishop to the chess box c5, and it would put the opponents king in check. Your algebraic chess notation would be Bc5+.

If you are having trouble figuring out your best next move, we recommend using Next Chess Move. Simply input the same chess board you see on The Password Game, make sure you’re using the correct Active Color, and click Calculate Next Move. After a few seconds you should see your best next chess move in blue text. Copy-paste that into your password, and you will successfully complete Rule 16 of The Password Game!

## All The Password Game rules

If you’re looking for the other The Password Game rules, here’s a complete list along with some guides we’ve written about them:

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