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  1. 10 Aug '06 11:19
    you can't castle when you're in check or if one of the squares your king is about to pass is under attack but can you castle if something is attacking your rook?
  2. 10 Aug '06 11:49 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    you can't castle when you're in check or if one of the squares your king is about to pass is under attack but can you castle if something is attacking your rook?
    You are in good company. It's hard to believe, but Korchnoi once had to ask the arbiter if he could castle in such a situation!
  3. 10 Aug '06 11:53
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    You are in good company. Korchnoi once had to ask the arbiter if he could castle in such a situation!
    Indeed...and he wasn't a callow youth, either, he was a seasoned grandmaster....I believe it was in his match against Karpov for the world championship, wasn't it? Or maybe one of the candidate's matches? At any rate, I believe Korchnoi was well aware of the rule, but under extreme pressure, we can do all sorts of things that make us cringe later.
  4. 10 Aug '06 12:00
    Originally posted by lebowski
    [b]Indeed...I believe it was in his match against Karpov for the world championship, wasn't it?
    In that case, Karpov's camp presumably accused him of sending a coded message to his aides which they would respond to by putting a man in the audience with a jacket of a particular colour.
  5. 10 Aug '06 12:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mixo
    In that case, Karpov's camp presumably accused him of sending a coded message to his aides which they would respond to by putting a man in the audience with a jacket of a particular colour.
    Ya think Korchnoi might have won if he had access to Pocket Fritz? Imagine having that in your palm 25 years ago...no one would think twice about it, you could say it was an electronic move counter, since programs circa-1980 sucked so much against anyone rated over 1200 FIDE.
  6. 10 Aug '06 12:10
    what's going on with the quote names in this thread?
  7. 10 Aug '06 12:49
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    you're rated 1500+ and you don't know the rules to castle?
    only started to play when i joined here, faq says nothing about the rook in castling so had to ask because i wasn't sure.
  8. 10 Aug '06 12:59 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by trevor33
    what's going on with the quote names in this thread?
    Sorry, I somehow confused you with 7ate9. No offence intended.

    And 7ate9 was just disowning his own answer, in order to correct himself without anybody noticing. (LOL)
  9. 10 Aug '06 13:12
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    i only learnt it not so long ago myself, and was surprised that you could castle while a rook is being attacked. did someone do it in one of your games?
    no i'm playing a game now that might end up having me need to castle while my rook is under attack. but i looked at it again and if i did it would likely be mate a few moves after
  10. 10 Aug '06 13:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    now, that's for sure.... if xanthepants in the house we may both get checkmated for talking about games in progress. i'm just gonna keep my fingers crossed she doesn't read this thread.
    But if it is OK for Korchnoi to ask an arbiter this question it must be OK for trevor33 to ask it.
  11. 10 Aug '06 14:37
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    house rules
    its alright to ask about the rules of the game, how else would we know?
  12. 10 Aug '06 15:16
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    house rules
    Never liked that music myself.
  13. 10 Aug '06 15:29 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by trevor33
    its alright to ask about the rules of the game, how else would we know?
    That's right, Google didn't have anything about castling.
  14. 10 Aug '06 15:31
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    That's right, Google didn't have anything about castling.
    didn't actually
  15. 10 Aug '06 15:47
    I don't know about the google you're using but mine gave this as the first link:http://www.chessvariants.com/d.chess/castlefaq.html.