I was thinking that chess would be way different if the King and Queen were on opposite files, has anyone ever played like this? I think that in this set-up (the Wking on e1 Wqueen on d1, Bking on d8 Bqueen on e8) there might be a forced win for white. What do you think?
I was also thinking that it would be fun if the bishops and knights had swapped places, it would make the game totally different.
Is there any particular reason that classic chess has the set-up that it does?