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I have a friend who seems to think that there can be a wrong way to place the board, that there is a proper front or side that must be placed adjacent to respective players. Or, I may not be explaining this very well...
I'm not just talking about "green side up" when laying sod.
Take for example a blank board, no pieces on it, and you write N, S, E, W along respective edges. He says that players setting pieces and playing starting on the E/W sides is wrong. The board is designed specifically for starting on N/S. Or vice versa. I forget which sides he insists are correct or not.
I keep telling him the board is a mirror, it doesn't matter.
Anyway, I thought this would be a good place to resolve our dispute. If not, sorry for the dumb post.
The proper way to set up a chess board is with a light-colored square on each players lower-right hand corner. An improper setup would have dark-colored squares, instead.
The only reason I can think of for marking the board that way would be a situation in which the board is on a swivel or the players insist on looking at it from different angles. In that case, one could theoretically lose track of which direction was which in the endgame (and this only matters if there are still pawns in play). Generally players stay where they are, and there is no need. Also, some boards (including the standard tournament mats) have algebraic coordinates written on them, which removes all ambiguity.
One side to play chess. White on right...corner that is. Jeff sorry, but i think your ignorance has the best of you....which i have a feeling may not be the first time.
Its like softball and baseball. If i use a softball then i am not playing the game of baseball. I may be playing a "game", but it aint baseball.
You may need a game where the way things are have a lot of flexiblity. I recommend dungeons and dragons
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