Originally formulated in 1953 by Henri Venbacker
, Venbacker Notation
is the system used to annotate transcripts of Mornington Crescent games, and is the most widely used among today's MC playing community (see also DeHaile Notation
Station names are printed in a bold typeface for standard moves, italics for player-shifts, and are underlined for cross-line straddles. Any pertinent changes to the state of play are signified by symbols after the move (eg. "Tower Hill *&P+10F" for a standard shunt-and-claim at Tower Hill). Full details of Venbacker Notation (including the numerous alternate forms) are far too lengthy to go into here, but can be found in the appendices of most of MC rulebooks.
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