Another silly newbie question

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Another silly newbie question

Postby Michael S. Sanders on Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:07 pm

I'd like to ask another silly newbie question folks =)

When reading/writing diagrams -as the board faces you-, is red (black or darker that is) ontop or bottom? Looks mainly to be topmost from what I've read. The reason I ask is that while the board is consistently numbered the same across all the books I've been studying, I've seen it produced with red on bottom & white on top... Thanks!
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Re: Another silly newbie question

Postby matthewkooshad on Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:18 pm

The darker color plays first when a game begins.

I've seen more positions (most of them not necessarily derived from a game probably) where it is the 2nd player (white) 's turn. I prefer to see a position where the color to move is on the bottom.
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Re: Another silly newbie question

Postby Michael S. Sanders on Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:43 am

Hey Matt.

So there is no hard & fast rule, I take it. Thanks.
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