Originally posted by Byba
How to do a castle move?? The king and rook don't want to change!!!
Hi byba; umm. I will go into some detail about it for you.
Things that Prevent the White King from Castling.
If the king has moved to any squares other than g1 or c1 as
his first move than he cannot castle.
(White King moves to g1 for kingside castling, c1 for queen side castling. Black King moves to g8 for kingside castling, c8 for queen side.)
If the Rook moves too any square before the king moves that forfeits your king's opportunity to castle on whatever side that the
rook had moved.
· if white's h1 rook moves to g1, f1 or any other square than white can no longer castle kingside.
· if white's a1 rook moves to b1, c1, d1 or any other square than white
can no longer castle queenside.)
If an enemy piece is attacking a square that is in between the king and rook this prevents castling.
for kingside castling for white, squares f1 & g1 cannot be
attacked. f8 & g8 for black.
for queen side castling for white, squares b1, c1 or d1 cannot be attacked. For black b8,c8 or d8 cannot be attacked.)
And finally, if the king is in check (i.e. being attacked by an enemy piece) then he of course cannot castle.
I could be missing something else but I think that is it.
Well good luck with your castling goals. Now go kick butt !