There are 32 empty squares at the start of a game of chess.
At the start of a chess game, there are 32 pieces on the board because each side has 16 pieces.
There are 4 rooks on the board at the start of a game of normal chess.
There are a total of four Rooks at the start of the game .
32 squares are covered at the beginning of a chess game, because there are 32 pieces and pawns on the board to start the game.
32 to begin the game.
in a chess game there are four bishops.Two on each side
There are a total of 16 pawns - 8 pawns per side/player .
32 Or 26, if you discount the 4 rooks (castles) and 2 Queens as "men"
There are sixteen pawns at the onset of the chess game with eight pawns per player .
There are a total of 32 pieces at the start of a chess game - 16 of each colour.