Compare to a normal Chess setup:
The king/queen are swapped and the board notation is reversed (the White pieces player should have the A1 square at their lower left).
It makes playing confusing and mistake-prone, and I've seen people express that they've avoided playing because of the switches.
Of course, fixing this wouldn't be at the top of any priority list. Sindome isn't about playing Chess. But I've seen more interest in IC play than I expected, so it could be worthwhile if it's a simple fix. Facing a rival over the chessboard could be some RP, and not many people know how to play Go.