What is the correct placement for the King and Queen on the chessboard?

  • 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?

    Yes, that is how it works.

  • dfan

    dfan Correct answer

    7 years ago

    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.

    @AhmadAzwarAnas not for a diagram pertaining purely to this. It's a static position after all.

    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. ^^

    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.

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