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  1. 22 Dec '05 19:22
    I tried to castle by moving the king two spaces to the right and my rook will not move, and the king pops back to its original spot. Any suggestions?
  2. 22 Dec '05 19:28
    Originally posted by Georgiaboy
    I tried to castle by moving the king two spaces to the right and my rook will not move, and the king pops back to its original spot. Any suggestions?
    Just click "Move" after moving the king. The rook will then move automatically.
  3. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    22 Dec '05 19:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Georgiaboy
    I tried to castle by moving the king two spaces to the right and my rook will not move, and the king pops back to its original spot. Any suggestions?
    The software's smart enough to know that if you want to move the king two spaces, then you must be castling. Just move the king. The rook will be moved for you.

    FAQ (frequently asked questions) under the "help" menu my prove useful to you.

    Edit: Doh!
  4. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    22 Dec '05 19:53
    Originally posted by Georgiaboy
    I tried to castle by moving the king two spaces to the right and my rook will not move, and the king pops back to its original spot. Any suggestions?
    It appears you may not castle. Maybe because there is a piece in the way, at least aiming at the path of the castle. Or you have moved your rook and / or king.
  5. 22 Dec '05 21:24
    you cant castle if your king or rook has moved at all during the game, or if youre king is in check or he cant castle through check, for instance if your opponents bishop is attacking the c1 square you cant castle through that square.
  6. 28 Dec '05 14:25
    Originally posted by trallphaz
    you cant castle if your king or rook has moved at all during the game, or if youre king is in check or he cant castle through check, for instance if your opponents bishop is attacking the c1 square you cant castle through that square.
    I dunno! I must be fik. I know HOW to play chess. I know I cannot castle into or out of check and I cant castle across a checked square or if I have moved my king before . . . BUT I STILL CANNOT CASTLE!! My analysis board will allow it but the live board will not. Seems to me I may not be the only one.

    Happy New Year to all ChessNuts
  7. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    28 Dec '05 14:35
    Originally posted by Dudley
    I dunno! I must be fik. I know HOW to play chess. I know I cannot castle into or out of check and I cant castle across a checked square or if I have moved my king before . . . BUT I STILL CANNOT CASTLE!! My analysis board will allow it but the live board will not. Seems to me I may not be the only one.

    Happy New Year to all ChessNuts
    "Just click "Move" after moving the king. The rook will then move automatically."

    D
  8. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    28 Dec '05 15:45
    A useful url:

    http://www.timeforchess.com/help/index.php?help=castling
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    28 Dec '05 16:36
    The new board code animates the castle before the move button is pressed - this will hopefully stop this kind of confusion happening again in future.

    -Russ
  10. 29 Dec '05 03:39
    Originally posted by Russ
    The new board code animates the castle before the move button is pressed - this will hopefully stop this kind of confusion happening again in future.

    -Russ
    shut up about the "new stuff" and release it already.