Best Move in Algebraic Chess Notation: The Password Game Guide

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Best Move in Algebraic Chess Notation Password Game

The Password Game features a broad mix of Wordle, moons, Google Maps, and other wacky rules to create strange passwords. What may start as a small five or six-character password can quickly turn into hundreds or even thousands of characters, depending on how far you progress and the rules you encounter. One of the most challenging is one you’ll find right in the middle, asking you all about chess! If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover the best move in algebraic chess notation in The Password Game and how you can use it to solve rule 16.

The Password Game Rule 16 Guide – Best Move in Algebraic Chess Notation

Algebraic chess notation is the system used to describe chess moves. A chess board is marked by various coordinates with letters and numbers, with individual chess pieces marked by upper case letters. Capturing a chess piece or placing the opponent’s king in check will add symbols like “x” and “+” to the move.

Our objective with this rule is to figure out the next best move on the chess board shown in the picture given. Since the board and pieces are randomized, there is no one exact answer that works every time.

With that said, there are two ways you can go about it: use your chess expertise to figure out the solution or use a website to do all the hard work for you. More specifically, using a site like NextChessMove to calculate the best move.

That’s exactly what we’ll be doing today.

Related: How to Beat Rule 16 in The Password Game

Using Calculators to Find the Best Move in Algebraic Chess Notation

Below, I’ll show a quick example I found during a recent playthrough. I encountered the chess board shown in the screenshot below, and once I added them all to the NextChessMove site screen, it figured out that the next best move was Rxh6+. I typed this move into the password, solving the rule and moving on to the next.

Password Game Algebraic Chess Notation Board 1
Screenshot by Prima Games

You can use this strategy of arranging the chess board on the calculator site if you have no desire to learn chess yourself or are stumped on one particular move. You’ll find all kinds of different board and chess piece arrangements, but with the help of technology, you can find the correct answer in minutes without having to play a single chess game.

Oh, and one final word of advice: keep this chess move on a separate line or distinguish it from the rest of your password. To avoid spoilers, let’s just say I recently made a mistake with a future rule that accidentally eliminated part of my chess move answer with no way of reversing it. Adding it below or above your password will help you keep track of it as you play.

Need some help with other Password Game rules? Check out how to beat Rule 21 in The Password Game, or click the tag below to explore our entire article collection!

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.