The white queen starts on d1, the black queen starts opposite it on d8. Both queens start on a square the same colour as they are.
The queen is next to the king with the white queen starting on a white square and the black queen on a black square .
When you start a chess game, the bottom right corner SHOULD be a light square. If it is dark, you're actually playing on a checker board, so you'll need to rotate the board 90 degrees. Remember the saying in chess: 'white on right, queen on colour.' A checkerboard is the opposite of a chessboard. The lower right hand square is a dark square.
The King always starts on an opposite colored square. Black king is on a white square. White king is on a black square. How do you remember this for future games? Just remember that the Queen starts on her own color. Why? Because wives always get their own way.
There are a total of 32 pieces at the start of a chess game - 16 of each colour.
The Queen and one Bishop are at the side of the king in a chess game. For the white king, the queen is at his left. For the black king, the queen is at his right.
The Queen and the Bishop .
the queen and the bishop
In terms of gameplay, this wouldn't change anything. Nevertheless it might affect how the game looks. For a start, many people place the king and queen with the rule that the queen goes on her own colour. If black is not in the left hand corner at the start of the game, then king and queen would be switched, which could be confusing for people who have played many games with them the proper way around.
A queen and a bishop.
The Queen And A Bishop
Queen and Bishop