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soheil_hooshdaran
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Right/wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm

Hi.
Is it right or wrong to place the board with the ranks labeled 7 & 8 closer to White pieces?

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:56 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Is it right or wrong to place the board with the ranks labeled 7 & 8 closer to White pieces?
It isn't wrong as such, just annoying to some players and confusing to those whose perception of the board and important squares isn't good enough to know where e4 is without counting.

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm

Yes - it always annoys me when a board is set up "wrongly" in this fashion, even if it isn't illegal.

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 am

What about an arbiter's point of view?

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 am
What about an arbiter's point of view?
An arbiter should always seek to set up the board correctly. You have a duty to provide a good environment for players and some find the incorrect setting irritating.

Occasionally you may notice only just before the start of play that one of the boards is the wrong way round. If the players are content, it is then sensible to leave things as they are.

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:32 am

Thanks

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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by Francis Fields » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:28 pm

Does anyone think it is incorrect to have letters and numbers on a chess board that could aid the memory?
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Re: Right/wrong?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:08 pm

I think that is an acceptable "aid", as knowing it doesn't automatically help you make better moves?
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