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1. 30 Mar '14 18:57 / 1 edit
Here's how you can find out the colour of every single square on a chessboard.Firstly assign a number to the letter that the square begins with based on it's position in the alphabet.So A becomes 1,B becomes 2,C becomes 3 and so on.Then put that number next to the number that the square has in it.So sqaure a3 become 1,3.Square h7 becomes 8,7 and so on.If both those numbers are odd or if both those numbers are even the square is black,if not the square is white.
2.  ChessPraxis
Cowboy From Hell
31 Mar '14 02:24
Originally posted by Mike Richie
Here's how you can find out the colour of every single square on a chessboard.Firstly assign a number to the letter that the square begins with based on it's position in the alphabet.So A becomes 1,B becomes 2,C becomes 3 and so on.Then put that number next to the number that the square has in it.So sqaure a3 become 1,3.Square h7 becomes 8,7 and so on.If ...[text shortened]... umbers are odd or if both those numbers are even the square is black,if not the square is white.
Or you can just look at the frickin board.
3. 31 Mar '14 11:46
If this is so you carry a board in your head it far easier to remember
the colour of key squares, then it's simple.

c4 is where the classical f1 Bishop goes (white)
f7 is where you sac it (white)
d3 is where is Colle Bishop goes (goes)
h7 is where you sac it (white)
c3 is where the exchange sacs happen in the Sicilian (black)
g7 is the home of the Dragon Bishop (Black)

etc...etc....
4.  wolfgang59
Infidel
06 Apr '14 00:56
h1 an h3 are pink .. a reminder of a good merlot spilt

c8 has a chocolate stain ... or is it from a QG when the bishop shat himself?
5.  bill718
Enigma
06 Apr '14 02:18 / 1 edit
Originally posted by Mike Richie
Here's how you can find out the colour of every single square on a chessboard.Firstly assign a number to the letter that the square begins with based on it's position in the alphabet.So A becomes 1,B becomes 2,C becomes 3 and so on.Then put that number next to the number that the square has in it.So sqaure a3 become 1,3.Square h7 becomes 8,7 and so on.If ...[text shortened]... umbers are odd or if both those numbers are even the square is black,if not the square is white.
6.  ChessPraxis
Cowboy From Hell
08 Apr '14 04:42
Originally posted by bill718
Meh, I want him to explain how to work out a knight's tour. That should keep him out of here for a few more years.
7. 08 Apr '14 09:08
Originally posted by Mike Richie
If both those numbers are odd or if both those numbers are even the square is black,if not the square is white.
Or just add the two numbers.
If it's even then the square is black.
If it's odd, the square is white.
In any other cases, it is red, or perhaps yellow.
8.  Steve45
Garry Kasparov
09 Apr '14 00:43
Originally posted by Mike Richie
Here's how you can find out the colour of every single square on a chessboard.Firstly assign a number to the letter that the square begins with based on it's position in the alphabet.So A becomes 1,B becomes 2,C becomes 3 and so on.Then put that number next to the number that the square has in it.So sqaure a3 become 1,3.Square h7 becomes 8,7 and so on.If ...[text shortened]... umbers are odd or if both those numbers are even the square is black,if not the square is white.
Are you sure you shud'nt be playing painting with numbers, rather than chess.
9.  ChessPraxis
Cowboy From Hell
09 Apr '14 00:50
Originally posted by steve45
Are you sure you shud'nt be playing painting with numbers, rather than chess.
LOL
10.  gambit05