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What are the correct placements for the King and Queen set up on the board? I've heard things like, "white on the right and queen on her own colour" and "kings must not be facing each other." I'm sure its just an exact mirror on both sides; am I correct in placing the white square on the right and Queen on her own colour?

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    Yes, that is how it works. – Tony Ennis Aug 7 '13 at 11:14
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Each player has a white square on their near right corner. The queen goes on the square of her own color; as a result, the kings and queens face each other.

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    it should be wise to add letter and number on board. – Ahmad Azwar Anas Jun 20 '13 at 8:08
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    @AhmadAzwarAnas not for a diagram pertaining purely to this. It's a static position after all. – jwenting Jun 28 '13 at 8:21
  • I just want to make sure about OP question, "white square on the right and Queen on her own colour" can be 'proved' from letter and number. Letter starts from the black corner one and number starts from white corner one. All of them are always from White player views. ^^ – Ahmad Azwar Anas Jun 28 '13 at 8:44
  • NO. idiots place the board on the wrong side and get it wrong. The CORRECT way is white square in right hand (bottom) corner closest to player and Queens on Color. PERIOD. – edwina oliver Jan 23 at 17:32
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Facing the chessboard, the Queen should be on the fourth square of the first rank (row) and the colour of the Queen should be the same as the colour of that square. (If the colours are different, rotate -90 or +90 degrees the chessboard.)

The King of a given color is on the square immediateley next to the square of the Queen of the same color and that is not taken by a light piece.

  • That's only correct for the white pieces. Black's King is to the left of the Queen. – Herb Wolfe Jan 23 at 16:11
  • The CORRECT way is white square in right hand (bottom) corner closest to player and Queens on Color. PERIOD. – edwina oliver Jan 23 at 17:33
  • I first wrote my answer for whites only but wanted to make it color independent and forgot to correct the last sentence. – Olorin Jan 24 at 10:12

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