European Chess Rules

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This page shows all of the areas referred to by different European Chess nations.

Corner Areas

(Note: These areas are specific to each player.)
  • Star: Corner square
  • Red area: 2x4 starting area / "starting area"
  • Blue area: 3x5 starting area
  • Green area: 4x4 starting area
  • Yellow area: 6x6 area

Central Areas

  • Purple area: 2x2 center square / "4 center squares"
  • Black area: 4x4 center square / "16 center squares"