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How to Set Up a Chess Board

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Placing the Queens
How to Set Up a Chess Board
The queen is usually the second tallest piece in a chess set. It should be placed center square of its color. In other words, the white queen is placed on the lighter center square, which the black queen is place on the darker center square. A good way of remembering this is "queen on color."

If your board has coordinates, the queens should both be on the d-file.

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