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

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
  • @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

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