Letter #27 - 2006
How many pieces per player?
Date: 11/19/2006 8:08:46 PM PST
Does each player start out with 16 pieces or 8 pieces and 8 Pawns?
Various books I have read have me confused about this.
Both calls are correct.
Players start a game with 32 pieces on the board or 16 pieces each.
The Queen and Rooks are called major pieces, Bishops and Knights are minor pieces and the remaining are the Pawns and King.
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