Originally posted by Dirty Uncle PhilThis is a situation that comes up in a minority of games. I'm pretty sure in the en passant thread it was mentioned that a GM needed clarification on the legality of castling while the rook is attacked.
It's amazing that you are 1600 and you have this wrong.
The King cannot castle if it is being attacked. There is no rule saying you can't castle if your Rook is attacked.
I also read a guy who was 1600 and he didn't know about En Passant!
I must really suck if average everyday people who don't even know the rules are better than me.
Originally posted by sonhouseI think you're missing the point..that Black's next move was to castle his king using the h8 rook, having already moved it.
Nothing unusual castlewise about that game, if you move the rook, you can't castle on that side but you can on the other side if that rook and the king hasn't moved, and not going out of, into, or through check of the king but that rook could have come under attack and still castle, but he moved both rooks so no castle.