- 30 Mar '14 18:57 / 1 editHere'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.
- 31 Mar '14 02:24

Or you can just look at the frickin board.*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.** - 31 Mar '14 11:46If 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.... - 06 Apr '14 02:18 / 1 edit

A novel idea, and this is going to help your chess strength...how?*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.** - 08 Apr '14 09:08

Or just add the two numbers.*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.**

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. - 09 Apr '14 00:43

Are you sure you shud'nt be playing painting with numbers, rather than chess.*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.**