Chess is a game for two players. It is played on an 8x8 (64) squares board.
At the beginning of the game the chessboard is laid out so that each player has the white square in the bottom right-hand side. Each square has a name which is based on the coordinates. Note that, if you have a board with notation, the bottom left corner (the A1 square ) should be a black square.
The vertical lines are called “files” while horizontal ones are called “ranks”.
How to arrange the chess pieces?