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Does permanent loss of castling rights reset three fold repetition

Threefold repetition requires that the same "potential for moves". For example, if a En Passant could be played in one position but not another, it does not count as the same position. With respect ...
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When is it legal to castle moving the rook first?

As a follow on from the question Is it legal to castle with a "ghost" rook: When is it legal (according to the FIDE Laws of Chess) to castle moving the rook first?
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Minimal number of moves before castling in 960 chess

As you know, in chess 960, in the initial position, the king lies between the two rooks. Here are also the rules for castling. The question is: For a starting position position P, let n(P) be the ...
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What would chess openings be like without castling and/or the double pawn move?

Chess has a fairly elegant set of rules, but it has two rather ugly "rules hacks" in it: Pawns can move two squares forward, but only on their first move, and have the rather ugly rule of en passant ...
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Is it valid according the FIDE chess rule? [duplicate]

From FIDE Law of Chess, article 3.8, it is stated as: Now, coming to My game vs killin_pieces on lichess.org : After move 9, situation was something like this: b1 was threatened by my opponent's ...
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Why was castling bad for white in this game, and engine strongly prefered trading queens?

I'm a novice player, trying to improve. In the following game I played as white recently on chess.com, I analysed afterwards and my worst move of the game was apparently when I castled. The engine ...
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Does the MacBook chess game program not allow castling?

I have gotten back to learning chess, and I started using the chess game program on my 2015 MacBook Pro. Last night I wanted to castle, but it would not allow me to do so. I was white by the way. ...
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Is it legal to castle by tipping the rook with the king?

Nakamura castles with two hands. But I saw one of my students taking their king and "tipping" their rook towards f1. Is this USCF/FIDE legal?
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How often does castling occur in grandmaster games?

May I know how to find in all grandmaster games, what the percentage of each of the following is? Kingside castling Queenside castling Never castled by the end of the game but still has the right to ...
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Threefold repetition in view of castling rights

In view of castling rights, an aspiring rules lawyer could ask: when does threefold repetition support a draw claim? Technical example: [fen ""] [title "Illustration of castling rights"] [startply "...
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Is there a faster way to do horizontal castling checkmate?

See my former question about vertical castling here. Horizontal: wherein the rook attacks down a rank. I have composed horizontal castling checkmates for both the queenside and kingside (links below....
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What is the fastest vertical castling checkmate for both the kingside and the queenside?

Vertical: wherein the rook attacks down a file. Since I like to know fast ways to do theoretical objectives in chess, I wish to know the fastest possible castling checkmate, for both queenside and ...
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Plans for black when White castles short in the Sicilian dragon

What are the plans for Black when White castles short in the Sicilian dragon? Very broadly speaking I am thinking of two plans. Go for a King's Indian like kingside attack with e5 played at a ...
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FIDE threefold repetition and possible moves [closed]

FIDE rules section 9.2 says: Positions are considered the same if and only if the same player has the move, pieces of the same kind and colour occupy the same squares and the possible moves of ...
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Rules: How does right to castle and en passant get considered for the purpose of calculating a threefold repetition?

I'm writing a chess app, and have some questions regarding the intricacies of the threefold repetition rules. As of 2018, the FIDE handbook has this to say about what constitutes identical positions ...
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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 castling dangerous in Bughouse?

When I play Bughouse, I see that, every single time after a castling, petty sacrifices can easily be break the wall that surrounds the king,Therefore, is it really worth castling, especially short ...
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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 castle (I know the conditions for it), and I decide to move the king to the square where it would ...
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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 two times in a game

A simple question: Assuming that I'm playing as White, how can I castle twice in a game? I've asked myself this question after seeing the following game from Tim Krabbe's chess records "Greatest ...
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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 ...