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  1. 21 Mar '08 20:32
    Hi,

    I just got a new chess set. Thei pieces are metal... "gold/bronze-ish" and "silver/grey-ish".

    Which color equates to white and which to black? It's hard to say which is "lighter" than the other.

    Thanks,
    Ron
  2. 21 Mar '08 20:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rcook349
    Hi,

    I just got a new chess set. Thei pieces are metal... "gold/bronze-ish" and "silver/grey-ish".

    Which color equates to white and which to black? It's hard to say which is "lighter" than the other.

    Thanks,
    Ron
    This will be up to you. The 'colour' in these cases will be determined by which set goes first, and the orientation on the board (whites a1 rook is on a dark square and the short (kingside) castle should be to the right.
    ie it is the board set up, not the colour that determines who is white and black in these cases.
  3. 21 Mar '08 21:34 / 1 edit
    Silver is lighter then is gold in color. The silver men are White. P.S. ChessMaster placed the silver men as White and the gold men as Black.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    21 Mar '08 21:39
    Originally posted by gambit3
    Silver is lighter then is gold in color. The silver men are White.
    unless it's dark silver and light gold... no way to know.
  5. 23 Mar '08 04:36
    for the sake of continuing a silly thread, you can alternate.
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    23 Mar '08 04:39
    its the lightest color..
    in a glass chess "clear" would go 1st and the the whiter one would go second
  7. 23 Mar '08 06:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by irontigran
    its the lightest color..
    in a glass chess "clear" would go 1st and the the whiter one would go second
    But clear is no color