Notation Notation for the board is done by lettering the rows down one side with a-h and numbering the rows up the other side with 1-8, as seen in the diagram below. Note that not every combination of letters and numbers actually appears on the board. Next: The Pieces Back to Crazy38s Main Page Written by Ben Good. This is (part of) a submission to the contest to design a chess variant on a board with 38 squares. WWW page created: February 3, 1998.