chess etc. -- I am/play (with) white?

takiakos76

Senior Member
Hungarian
#1
Hi!

When you play chess, what is the grammatically correct way to say that I'll be playing with white?
"You can be/play [with?] [the?] white [pieces], I'll be/play [with?] [the?] black [pieces]."

Also, in general: with any board game etc., how do you say which color you pick in a similar way?
"I'll be/play with [the?] yellow [pieces?] in parcheesi, OK?"


Thanks!
 
  • jmichaelm

    Senior Member
    English - US
    #2
    In chess I've seen this expressed a few different ways.
    "Kasparov as white"
    "Fisher played white."
    "My friend was white; I was black."
     

    Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    #6
    At the beginning of a board game one might ask "What colour do you want to be?" and the reply can be "I'll be yellow" etc.
     
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