# Why does chess have 64 squares?

## Why does chess have 64 squares?

64 is a whole square, so that it is as wide as it is long. It happens that it is also THE MOST suitable option for a chess game, because: It is big enough to allow multiple maneuvers and strategical possibilities. It is small enough to let general guidelines be formed.

## How many rows are in a checkerboard?

8 rowsA checkerboard (and, likewise, a chessboard) is a large square made of 8 rows and 8 columns (or ranks and files) of individual playing squares. That makes 8 × 8 = 64 of what I will call unit squares or 1×1 squares. If all you care about is those unit squares, then you are done.

## What size is a checkerboard?

Most commonly, it consists of 64 squares (8×8) of alternating dark and light color, typically green and buff (official tournaments), black and red (consumer commercial), or black and white (printed diagrams). An 8×8 checkerboard is used to play many other games, including chess, whereby it is known as a chessboard.

## How many squares are there in a chess board?

In western chess the board has a square shape, with its side being divided into eight parts, resulting in a total of sixty-four squares. For variants, the total number of squares may range from nine to one hundred and twelve.