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Can you pick the correct corresponding pieces to properly set up a chessboard?
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Notation Help: The square 'c5' is simply the square where column c intersects row 5, et cetera. You may click any correct piece, yet white & black DO have their own sides (white on bottom, black=top)
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Nov 10th, 2012 at 06:23 GMT
I have decided not to notify the player that white occupies the bottom half of the board, however for those unfamiliar with notation it is not incorrect to place white on top, so your input on providing or withholding this information would be much appreciated! Also, the reason I have included both black and white in this quiz instead of just setting up on side is that I've seen players set up the board with a queen facing its opposing king, for example. This comment reads very formally... often with a monocle.
Nov 10th, 2012 at 18:52 GMT
@aerodynamic: I think it's fine not to tell people. At most, it could make them get one question wrong, if they guess a white piece instead of a black one or vice versa, but once they get one wrong they should realize the problem. I always think it's more fun when I learn something new from a quiz, even if it means I get something wrong.
Nov 10th, 2012 at 23:17 GMT
Potentially two questions wrong, based on how they learned queen/king placement. I myself know it as "queen on her color", but like aerodynamic said, others know it as "queen faces opposing king".
Nov 11th, 2012 at 14:34 GMT
Why are all the knights like 'kNight'?
Nov 11th, 2012 at 17:19 GMT
@Ubbiebubbie: Maybe it's because the chess notation for "knight" is "N" (because "K" is already used for the king)? Or maybe it's a typo ;)
Nov 11th, 2012 at 19:22 GMT
You hit the nail on the head.
Nov 12th, 2012 at 03:30 GMT
@Ubbiebubbie It is indeed in part because of chess notation which represents knight with an "N," but more so to help the player distinguish between "Black King Black Knight" right next to each other and prevent them accidentally clicking the wrong one. Thanks for the Editor's Pick, by the way!
Nov 12th, 2012 at 16:03 GMT
I think you should tell people that white is at the bottom and black is at the top.
Nov 12th, 2012 at 21:11 GMT
Why don't you just tell the player(s) that the board is configured similar to the answers. Then they'll figure out that white is on the bottom. Fun quiz.
Nov 13th, 2012 at 20:16 GMT
@aerodynami I've always been taught "white is on the right" as in a white square should be on the bottom right corner and that is where white starts from.
Nov 16th, 2012 at 01:57 GMT
@Kiratroid: "Queen faces opposing king?" That's wrong. The queens are directly across from each other, as are the kings.
Nov 16th, 2012 at 03:27 GMT
Read aerodynamic's first comment. He says that's how some people play. And like I said, I don't either.
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