# Are there any protocols for folding chessboard, where the dividing line should appear?

A folding chessboard will always have a dividing line in between the 2 halves of the unit.
Is there a guideline where exactly the line should appear; Should it be between the armies (seen mostly) or should it be between the king and the queen?

Notes:

• Some people use the 2nd way (i.e. line between king & queen) reasoning that white side's rightmost should be a light square. Probably a manufacturing defect?!
• Above chessboard is only for the illustration purpose. May be I have chosen an image with a wrong arrangement.
• Personally, I have yet to see a folding chess board folding between Q and K, including all my training demo boards. I did see a quarter-folded chess board, but you can guess the longevity of such a construction... Apr 20 at 7:06
• @HaukeReddmann here I discovered one example with folding between Q and K: reddit.com/r/chessbeginners/comments/rpkdr3/… Apr 20 at 7:51
• @Christian Likely that board is double-sided, meaning the fold would appear between the armies on the other side. See a video of such a board here: youtube.com/watch?v=UhLNUR6OrP4 Apr 20 at 11:46
• Occasionally, boards do fold between Q and K. i.imgur.com/m52NSDf.jpg I believe, were it not for the asymmetry stemming from queen and king, it would not seem irritant at all. To verify this, recall the old placement of rajas and mantris in chaturanga. They are placed point symmetrically to the center of the board- rajas facing mantris. The board could be folded vertically without problem. May 13 at 22:05