Assuming for notation purposes that the silver pieces are white, and that the gold are black, the two kings are at b8 (gold) and h5 (silver), and the two queens at b6 (gold) and b1 (silver). On the board also are the four rooks at a5 and g 8 or h8 (gold, the latter's position obscured by Albrecht's arm), and b2 and d1 (silver). The kings are tall, elegant, and slim, with three tiers of crowns. The queens are similar, but with two tiers. The rooks are typical of the later medieval period, with two arms curving upwards from the centre and then down to each side.
There is a question over the form of the bishops and the knights. Albrecht is holding a gold piece over c4, and there is a silver piece at h4. In the gold pile to the right of the board are three pieces that do not look like pawns; and in the silver pile on the left are three pieces that also are not pawn-like. This makes a total of eight, which could be the bishops and knights. This leaves five pawns on the board (two gold and three silver) and severn off the board (three gold and four silver). We are missing one silver and three gold pawns, some of which could be hiding behind Albrecht’s arm. Even with these pieces missing, this is still a more complete set than is often the case for an artists depiction of chess in progress. However, sorting out the bishops and the knights is another matter. It is possible that both the knights and bishops have a bisymmetrical form, each with two prongs pointing upwards in either a V or U shape. However, the two clearest pieces on the board (at c4 and h4) appear to be one-pronged and asymmetrical, a common form for the knight that is known from Germany (see Kobel above).