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  1. 22 May '06 22:43
    This maybe obvious but in my game Game 2089223 i wasn't able to castle on move 24 (i got the pink square warnings)...am i blind? or a bug?

    TIA,

    inwerds
  2. 22 May '06 22:46
    Originally posted by inwerds
    This maybe obvious but in my game Game 2089223 i wasn't able to castle on move 24 (i got the pink square warnings)...am i blind? or a bug?

    TIA,

    inwerds
    You can't 'pass through' a square that is attacked when castling.
  3. 22 May '06 22:55
    perfect. i did not know that. thanks for the reply!
  4. 23 May '06 10:35
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    You can't 'pass through' a square that is attacked when castling.
    Small point. The King can't, but the Rook can.
  5. 23 May '06 16:58
    Originally posted by Essex 3
    Small point. The King can't, but the Rook can.
    Indeed...I believe Victor Korchnoi actually asked a TD if he could do just that in his match against Karpov.....stress does all kinds of strange things, as he obviously knew that , having been a GM for the previous 20 years .
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
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    23 May '06 17:15
    Originally posted by GinRose
    Indeed...I believe Victor Korchnoi actually asked a TD if he could do just that in his match against Karpov.....stress does all kinds of strange things, as he obviously knew that , having been a GM for the previous 20 years .
    "Viktor Korchnoi, in his 1974 Candidates final match with Anatoly Karpov, famously asked the arbiter if castling was legal when the castling rook was under attack. The answer was in the affirmative, and Korchnoi ended up winning the game."

    Also he had only been a GM for 18 years at that point. An IM for 20 though.
  7. 24 May '06 15:58
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ

    Also he had only been a GM for 18 years at that point. An IM for 20 though.
    Bit of a n00b then?