Am I the only one who's noticed the King/Queen are the wrong way around?
(queen on her own colour, king on the different colour)
There is no rule in chess that I know of that requires you to move the queen only to a space with her color. This is taking during the game when pieces are obviously not in their original positions.
The actual rule is that the board has to be positioned so that when you are looking at it, the bottom left corner is black which is referred to as dark. You rarely play with black squares, they make eyes tired. Green is good color for non wood boards.
Then, the White Queen is positioned on the 4th file from left (D-File), and Black Queen positioned on the 5th file from left (D-file) and in both situations it ends up to be the same color of the Queen, that's why the shortcut saying of the Queen on her own color, but the board has to be positioned correctly, otherwise would be still wrong, even if the queens are on their own color.
Now, what about ROOKies ? is this an American word, the equivalent of noob ? I spent years playing Counterstrike and I know well the word noob, but I spent a lifetime playing chess and never heard of ROOKies
At least I can say that Canonrumors is helping me to learn 'English' well