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What studies have compared effectiveness for thinking by chess players using descriptive vs algebraic notation?

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    I tend to doubt it, and even if there were such a study, it would probably find that algebraic would be the easier of the two to use. Other than the fact that each square is represented by only one name, another reason algebraic took over is that it is more logical. – PhishMaster Feb 19 at 16:53
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    By the way, I took out the tag "studies" because the tag, in this case, does not mean "a published report", but rather, studies, as in chess compositions for solving. – PhishMaster Feb 19 at 16:57
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    OK, I created that. Done. – PhishMaster Feb 19 at 17:00
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    It means thinking PQ4 NKN3, 2 PQ4 PKN3, 3 NQB3 PQ4 to myself' Remember there was a time before algebraic notation, and a longer time before it became common because of FIDE. – edwina oliver Feb 19 at 18:52
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    I remember descriptive notation and the painful transition to algebraic. I am surprised by this idea of thinking in notation at all, I have never done that. Maybe that is what has held me back all these years. – Michael West Feb 19 at 21:43

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