# Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 2 : Using Chess Notations

Let’s look firstly at the descriptive notation.
It is important to remember that in both notations it is always assumed that white is at the
bottom of the board, playing upwards, black is at the top of the board playing downwards.
In the descriptive notation, the squares are shown here as they would appear in recording
the game. Now the thing is, I don’t want to spend too much time on notation. It is something
you can learn at your own speed, but it is something that you do need to know does exist
because it is important. Now one more example, remember that the king, the queen rather,
always starts on her color so that is the queen one square. The white king would be
on a black square so that would be the white king’s one square and this would be the white
king four’s square. Taken from the other site of the board, the black queen would be here,
therefore the white king would be here, therefore if black were to move his king, which of course
he couldn’t do, but eventually it came down to this square, the same square, that would
be black’s king’s five square.