How do you set up a chess board?

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Step 1: Place the 8 white pawns from a-h2, and the 8 black pawns from a-h7.

Step 2: Place the white rooks on a1 and h1, and the black rooks on a8 and h8.

Step 3: Place the white knights on b1 and g1, and the black knights on b8 and g8.

Step 4: Place the white bishops on c1 and f1, and the black bishops on c8 and f8.

Step 5: Place the white queen on d1, the black one goes on d8.

Step 6: Almost there! Now place the white king on e1, and black goes on e8.

That is how you set up a chessboard.

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It is placed on a flat surface - between the two players - with the white corner square to the players right-hand.

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You can learn the rules of Chess and how to play the game at the related link below which has a number of tutorials on how to play chess .

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