* The rooks are placed on the outside corners, right and left edge. * The knights are placed immediately inside of the rooks. * The bishops are placed immediately inside of the knights. * The queen is placed on the central square of the same color of that of the player: white queen on the white square and black queen on the black square. * The king takes the vacant spot next to the queen. * The pawns are placed one square in front of all of the other pieces.