How do you call the part of a chess board near a3, a4, a5 and a6?

Omega Force

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi,

How do you call the part of a chess board near a3, a4, a5 and a6?

It's not the "corner" because the corners are on a1, a8, h1 and h8.

I circled it in green in the following picture.

Thanks in advance.
 

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  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    It's part of the a file. The a and h files are sometimes called the rim. There is saying "A knight on the rim is dim".

    (By the way we say What do you call (not How do you call ...)
     
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    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    It does not have a name, it only has a description. you might call it the central squares of the "a file".
     

    Omega Force

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    How about calling it "the edge of the board"?

    Or would "the edge of the board" only refer to the four corners (a1, a8, h1, h8)?

    Does "edge" really mean the same thing as "corner"?
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Edge is not the same as corner. The edge is from A1 to A8 inclusive.

    You may use edge: it is white's left edge. But you asked about specific squares, and this has led to some confusion.

    PS
    How do you call the part of a chess board near a3, a4, a5 and a6? :cross:
    What do you call the part of a chess board near a3, a4, a5 and a6? :tick:
     
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