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thecrucifer 47 ( +1 | -1 )
king/queen set up i've played chess with several people over the years, face to face. and also(obviously) over the internet. what i've noticed is how the king and queen is placed on the board. some people i've played will place the queen on d1 and the king on e1. while others will reverse that order, placing the king on d1 and the queen on e1.
while playing face to face, does anyone really feel that there should be on set way of placement?
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absolutegenius 20 ( +1 | -1 )
??? i might not be understanding you properly-but i've always learned to put the king on it's opposite colour-black king on white square/white king on black square. i thought it was always played this way...
v_glorioso12 12 ( +1 | -1 )
i think of sumtin my old chess teacher told me.... "Put the Queen on her colour"
so, the white queen goes on the white square, and the black queen goes on the black square.
doormat 26 ( +1 | -1 )
The Queen is a lady She is fashion conscious. She always wears shoes to match her dress. The king is a guy - he doesn't care about fashion.

If you don't start with white queen on white and black queen on black - you are not playing chess - you are playing some other game.
doormat 9 ( +1 | -1 )
provided You have set the board with a white square to your right (as you look at the board.)
v_glorioso12 1 ( +1 | -1 )
yeah
gooftrooper 5 ( +1 | -1 )
thats right its white on the right and the queen on her own coloured square
doormat 63 ( +1 | -1 )
Have you ever noticed whenever there is a chess board on the movies - the number of times the board is set with a black square on the right. I think chequers must have a black square to the right and that is why they do it. More often than not they get it wrong.

There is a television programme in the UK called 'Through the Keyhole' which looks at famous peoples houses. The presenter usually says when seeing a chess board set up, that these people must be keen chess players. They are not, because the board is normally set up the wrong way round. They only have the chess board set up for show.
wuzzer 56 ( +1 | -1 )
actually It doesn't matter at all, cause the beginning position is symetrical, it shouldn't influence the game, so as long as you follow the other rules, what the heck. Only the white Bishop becomes the blackone and long castle becomes short castle. The colours on the board are merely a help for the eye (or something like that)

But the convention sais black square left under and King opposite colour. Once I played a game and during the game we noticed we had put the board wrong abusively... we laughed and kept on playing, don't know who won, doesn't matter.
getoutofhere 6 ( +1 | -1 )
wuzzer is right it is just mirror chess - there is no difference in the
game
death_by_pawns 1 ( +1 | -1 )
but it's tradition.