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  1. 18 Jul '08 14:52
    I am unable to perform a Queen Side Castle and I should be able to, I have not been in check, all the spaces are clear, none of the spaces the King has to cross are under attack. Any ideas why I can't make this move?
  2. 18 Jul '08 14:58
    Has the king been moved?
  3. 18 Jul '08 15:22


    (Black to move)

    I'm afraid it's illegal to castle Queenside on the Kingside.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    18 Jul '08 15:48
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    [fen]r1bk3r/1ppp1pp1/p6p/P3Pp2/2P2P2/q2BP3/3Q2PP/3RK2R b K - 2 17[/fen]

    (Black to move)

    I'm afraid it's illegal to castle Queenside on the Kingside.
    In other words, the king HAS moved.

    P-
  5. 18 Jul '08 17:29
    Thank you for looking at this, I had forgotten that I moved my King eariler in the game. Sorry for the wasted question.
  6. 18 Jul '08 19:44
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    In other words, the king HAS moved.

    P-
    Chicken and egg story.
  7. 18 Jul '08 21:49
    I think my reply was the best because I didn't comment on a game in progress.
  8. 19 Jul '08 00:59
    Originally posted by heinzkat

    I'm afraid it's illegal to castle Queenside on the Kingside.
    Snort! Great line. Rec'd.
  9. Standard member O_O
    30 Jul '08 15:56
    Originally posted by rcapps860
    I am unable to perform a Queen Side Castle and I should be able to, I have not been in check, all the spaces are clear, none of the spaces the King has to cross are under attack. Any ideas why I can't make this move?
    has the castle moved at all?

    ace
  10. Standard member O_O
    30 Jul '08 15:57
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Snort! Great line. Rec'd.
    no, actually, it's not. it's just like kingside, but you're goin two spaces to the left instead of right

    ace
  11. 30 Jul '08 16:05
    Thank you for clearing up that rule for us.

    Note in the game diagram the only possible way to castle is K-side, yet the question was about Q-side castling. Heinzkat made a cute play on words that I thought was funny.