Letter #39 - 2007
Who plays white or black
Date: 12/03/2007 4:44:15 P.M. MST
I would like to know something. In some Chess books and on the net you get the name of the players, but they do not tell you who plays white or black.
So, to follow a game I would like to know who won. I think the first name is white. Am I right?
If you can help, thank you.
The following game wiil serve as a sample to answer your question:
Bobby Fischer - Josef Kupper /
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Be7 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Qxd4 O-O 10. Kh1 b6 11. f4 Bb7 12. f5 e5 13. Qd3 h6 14. Rf3 Rc8 15. Rh3 Kh7 16. Be3 Qd7 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. Bxd5 Nxd5 19. exd5 Bf6 20. Bxh6 gxh6 21. Qe3 Bg7 22. f6 Rh8 23. Rf1 Qb5 24. Qf3 Rc4 25. Qf5+ 1-0
First: who plays white or black? Always, the first name on the list plays white. Here, Bobby Fischer plays white and Josef Kupper is black.
To know who won the game, at the end of the pgn playlist, "1-0" means white wins and "0-1" shows black wins. A draw or stalemate is shown as "1/2-1/2".
If you follow a game and at the end you see "1-0" or "0-1" and you find no apparent reason for any player to win or lose the game, the answer could be that the losing player either resigned, or lost on time.
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