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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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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.
    A novel idea, and this is going to help your chess strength...how?
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    08 Apr '14 04:42
    Originally posted by bill718
    A novel idea, and this is going to help your chess strength...how?
    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. Standard member Steve45online
    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. Standard member 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. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    13 Apr '14 20:20
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    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.
    Just plug it in your engine. Colour doesn't matter.