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Questions tagged [castling]

Questions relating to castling

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Opening Systems for White which enable long castling

In general as White, I prefer to long castle and then start attacking with kingside pawn storm. Everytime, I hope that my opponent lets me do it. For instance, when I play 1 d4 (or 1 c4) I hope my ...
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Why does not castling reset 50 moves rule?

Capturing a piece or moving a pawn irreversibly changes the state of the game and thus resets the counter for 50 Moves Rule. Since castling and first rook move irreversible changes state of the game ...
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chess24 castling rules

Can someone exaplain to me, why on chess24.com white cannot castle in the situation in the picture? King never moved, neither did either of the rooks. When the queen was moved to d2 castling was not ...
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Why is it illegal to castle with both hands?

I was watching the match between Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Hikaru Nakamura and Nakamura used both hands to castle. Why is it illegal to castle using both hands? What's wrong with that?
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Using the king to prevent castling

What is a more difficult problem which involves using the king to prevent castling than the following problem? White to play and win: [FEN "r3k3/5p2/2K2P1P/b1N1P2P/8/8/4n3/8 w q - 0 1"]
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Is preventing an opponent from castling considered an advantage?

All else being equal, if you have forced your opponent to move their king, thus preventing castling, would that be considered an advantage?
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Is castling legal in this position? [duplicate]

Black to move in a game I just played. My rival and I were wondering about castling. Exactly: White bishop in D6 threatens B8. Is legal for black to make long (queen) castle? (Black king and rooks ...
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Why is it common to castle right after the opponent castles?

After watching many chess games, I've noticed that many players castle right after their opponent castles. Is this a coincidence? Or is there an unspoken benefit of this? Edit: And by right after I ...
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Why can't the king castle in this position?

In a video I'm watching (requires register), with this setup, the instructor says The king cannot escape, he cannot castle king side or queen side, because of the white's pressure on e7 [...]. ...
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What are good defenses of black King with Bishop on f8 or g7?

As black, I like to return my dark square Bishop to the King after castling short. I want to develop my skills in defending that position. In what openings does it occur? And how should one in ...
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Is castling possible with a pawn promoted to a rook?

I was thinking about some rules and I got a really nice question. Can we castle with a promoted pawn-rook? If the rules are not threatened. The King had not moved before, he is not passing a square ...
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Is a loss of two pawns worth the negation of opponents castling?

Consider a move where a bishop takes a pawn and gives check but without any defense, so the King can take the bishop. In many openings there is a opportunity in the first moves to do so. Can this ...
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Is castling a king move or a rook move?

Most computer chess games consider castling to be a king move. You click on the king and it shows an option to castle. What do the FIDE's rules say about this though? Is castling a king move, a rook ...
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When should you charge pawns in front of a castled king?

In a situation where both players castle on the same side, is it ever a good idea to charge the pawns in front of the castled king? Are there any rules for when you can do this? I know that generally ...
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What are some common tactics that arise when black has played h6?

What are some common tactics or ideas that arise when black has played h6 (or white has played h3) in front of his castled king? An example I have in mind is, in this position, white can win a pawn ...
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Why is castling seen as making the king so safe?

I'm an amateur chess player. I was reading an article about how f7 is such a vulnerable square and how castling makes the king safe and attacks on F7 no longer worrisome. But looking at it, I am ...
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Short castle in Trompowsky

In recent 1st Match between Maguns & Karjakin, started with Trompowsky. How can Karjakin prefer catsle even g file is open ( g × f6 at 3rd move ). Whats idea behind it?
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is short casling dangerous in bughouse

When I play bughouse, every time I see that with petty sacrifices the castle wall can easily be broken, so is it really worth castling, especially short castling in bughouse.
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What's wrong with Long castle in accelerated Dragon being white?

What's wrong if white move to Castle long(0-0-0) in Accelerated dragon?
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How should I have decided which side to attack on?

I played black and was a pawn up. My plan was to castle on the opposite side from white's king, then use my majority on that side to pawn storm him. So on the turn shown below, I was about to castle ...
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Is opposite-side castling an advantage?

I am a methodical chess player (https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/types-of-chess-players) and I tend to work things out as I go along. I don't know any openings and tend to improvise the ...
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Castling in the French Defense?

How do you decide which way to castle? It seems castling kingside can be dangerous because of white's extra kingside space he often gets in the French Defense. Also most of my pieces are naturally on ...
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Why can't I castle on Arena chess? [closed]

I play chess a lot against Arena (the GUI thing), but I can't seem to castle. The requirements for castling are met, just the castling itself doesn't work. I'm on windows.
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Castling, is it necessary to take it?

I've got a simple question, that I'm having difficulty finding an answer for... If it is possible to do castling (I know the conditions for it), and I decide to move the king to the tile where it ...
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How often can I castle? [duplicate]

I am learning to play chess on my computer. I have learned approximately all the rules but one rule stays vague for me thus far. My questions are clear, though. I am putting them separated below ...
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How to castle 2 times in a game

Simple question. I'm white : how can I castle twice ? I've asked myself the question after seing this : http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records/records.htm Greatest number of castlings
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Castling rule clarification

A quote from Wikipedia for castling rule: the squares between the king and the rook involved are unoccupied What if the squares are not occupied at this instance but an opponent piece was there ...
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When to decide King or Queen side castling?

How do you decide to castle on king side or on queen side? i know king side is castling is the quicker than queen side with just 4 steps. Does queen side castling favours more on attack, than ...
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Professional match where neither player castles?

Are there any professional matches from serious players where neither player castles during the course of the game?
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When is castling needed?

I am a rookie in chess. I can't understand why castling is needed. In what scenarios is castling useful?
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Would it be a decisive advantage, if the opponent would not be allowed to castle?

Suppose, you play a normal chess game, with the only exception that the opponent is not allowed to castle, but you are. Do you have a decisive advantage ?
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Is capturing a piece while castling legal?

Is it possible for white to do a queen-side castle in this situation and capture black's bishop? Assuming both rook and king haven't moved, of course. The rook would be capturing the bishop in this ...
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Did Bobby Fischer castle with a pawn promoted to a rook?

I once heard that Bobby Fischer pawn promoted to a rook, and then on a subsequent move, castled with that rook. I have been searching for the move history of this game, if it really did happen, but I ...
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Chess960 vs. Chess480 castling moves? Which is better?

In the chess variants Chess960 (aka Fischer Random Chess) and Chess480 the castling moves are radically different. Do the castling rules in Chess960 favor established FIDE Chess players more than ...
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Is castling legal regarding rooks passing over attacked squares? [duplicate]

I was playing a game of chess and I was playing black. I had a rook on b2. I had control of the b1 square. My opponent white did not have any pawns in the second rank. My opponent; white castled ...
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Can a rook put an opponent's king in check as a result of castling?

Earlier in my game I had moved my king 1 space to right of its original position. Later in the game, after my opponent castled he placed his rook correctly which resulted in the rook being directly ...
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Draws, castling rights, and the FIDE's 2014 rulebook revision

A question of rulebook pedantry: Effective July 2014, the FIDE has revised its Laws of Chess. As you know, the Laws have long allowed a player to claim a draw by repetition. The July 2014 Laws, ...
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Which side should I castle if I have opportunity to castle on both sides?

It's a little bit confusing for me to make good decisions when I have opportunity to castle on both sides. Can somebody explain what are the factors should be considered if we have opportunity to ...
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Fen - Check if King is on e1/e8

Is there some easy way to check whether the black king is on e8 or the white king is on e1, when using fen? Here the black and white king are on d1/8 r2k3r/3q4/8/8/8/8/8/R1QK2RR Here both are ...
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How do you castle in one smooth motion?

One time I saw GM Gawain Jones playing a blitz game where he castled by placing one hand on his King and Rook. With a quick twist, the pieces were in the castled position. It happened so quickly, I ...
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Why is castling through and out of check prohibited?

Why is castling disallowed when the king is in check or when the square the rook will be placed on is under attack? What is the rationale behind this ruling?
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Rules on castling, what is allowed [duplicate]

I have learned about a move called castling, where you move the castle and the king to switch. Can anybody explain the rules? Thanks.
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Is castling allowed in this position? [duplicate]

[FEN "8/8/b7/8/8/8/8/4K2R w - - 0 1 "] In this case White hasn't moved his King yet. Is castling allowed?
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Is it possible to castle while checkmate?

I am new to chess gaming; please answer this for me: Is it possible to castle while checkmate? Thanks in advance.
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Question on FEN and castling

I was reading about FEN notation, and noticed the following line in the relevant Wikipedia article: If neither side can castle, this is "-". Otherwise, this has one or more letters: "K" (White can ...
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Willingly giving up castling rights in the opening?

[fen ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 e5 I've seen the Ukrainian/Old Indian Defence played in several GM games before 1970, and was wondering what black gained from willingly giving up castling rights ...
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Castling long in Sicilians (for black)

When/Why does black do it? What kind of strategies should both sides adopt in such games? What kinds of games does it give rise to (i.e. positional or tactical)? Which players are well known ...
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Castling long in the King's Indian Defence (for white)

When does white do it? Why does white do it? What kind of strategies should both sides adopt in such games? What kinds of games does it give rise to (i.e. positional or tactical)? Which players are ...
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Castling during the endgame

Are there any famous games where castling occurred during the endgame?
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To what extent should you prevent your opponent from castling?

I normally try to prevent my opponent from castling if possible, by forcing their king to move or keeping an attacking piece on a diagonal or file. I tend to make this a priority, giving up the ...