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Then, players put turnwise one of their eight major pieces on an empty square at the first row at their side of the board. They should place their pieces such that:
The idea of the rule that the king is placed between the rooks is to prevent people from automatically putting the rooks on the d and e files. This may have the problem of Bishops in the corners being automatically strongest, especially since they don't interfere with Fischer castling. On the other hand, "King at g1 and Rooks on h1 and d1" is also attractive. Overall:
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