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  1. 19 Apr '08 19:16
    Can somebody please explain to me how between 2 players there could be 3 castlings in a game?

    Thanks Adorea for the link, those records were pretty interesting. Please refer to the "Longest until a piece is taken" thread if you want the link.

    Greatest number of castlings: 3

    Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.Qd2 c4 9.Be2 Na5 10.O-O f5 11.Ng5 Be7 12.g4 Bxg5 13.fxg5 Nf8 14.gxf5 exf5 15.Bf3 Be6 16.Qg2 O-O-O 17.Na3 Ng6 18.Qd2 f4 19.Bf2 Bh3 20.Rfb1 Bf5 21.Nc2 h6 22.gxh6 Rxh6 23.Nb4 Qe6 24.Qe2 Ne7 25.b3 Qg6+ 26.Kf1 Bxb1 27.bxc4 dxc4 28.Qb2 Bd3+ 29.Ke1 Be4 30.Qe2 Bxf3 31.Qxf3 Rxh2 32.d5 Qf5 33.O-O-O Rh3 34.Qe2 Rxc3+ 35.Kb2 Rh3 36.d6 Nec6 37.Nxc6 Nxc6 38.e6 Qe5+ 39.Qxe5 Nxe5 40.d7+ Nxd7 0-1

    Position after 9...Na5
    Position after 16.Qg2
    Position after 32...Qf5
  2. 19 Apr '08 19:18
    This must be impossible- to castle the king needs to have not yet moved, so the maximum, seeing as the king must move during castling is twice per game, isn't it?
  3. 19 Apr '08 19:23
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    Can somebody please explain to me how between 2 players there could be 3 castlings in a game?

    Thanks Adorea for the link, those records were pretty interesting. Please refer to the "Longest until a piece is taken" thread if you want the link.

    Greatest number of castlings: 3

    Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5 ...[text shortened]... .d7+ Nxd7 0-1

    Position after 9...Na5
    Position after 16.Qg2
    Position after 32...Qf5
    The only reasonable explanation is that it was a mistake - One player forgot that he had castled, then he castled a second time, and his opponent didn't notice the mistake. Under these circumstances, if the game continues without the mistake being challenged, the game stands as played.
  4. 19 Apr '08 19:50
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    The only reasonable explanation is that it was a mistake - One player forgot that he had castled, then he castled a second time, and his opponent didn't notice the mistake. Under these circumstances, if the game continues without the mistake being challenged, the game stands as played.
    ... at first i was thinking perhaps a manual castle but then, the notation exists showing 3 individual castles...
  5. 20 Apr '08 00:18
    Was there ever a time when it was legal to castle even if the king had moved? If the rule was that the rook shouldn't move at that time..
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Apr '08 00:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    Can somebody please explain to me how between 2 players there could be 3 castlings in a game?

    Thanks Adorea for the link, those records were pretty interesting. Please refer to the "Longest until a piece is taken" thread if you want the link.

    Greatest number of castlings: 3

    Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5 ...[text shortened]... .d7+ Nxd7 0-1

    Position after 9...Na5
    Position after 16.Qg2
    Position after 32...Qf5
    My guess is the notation got screwed up and its a typo.
    Then again, it IS in Dublin
  7. 20 Apr '08 01:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My guess is the notation got screwed up and its a typo.
    Then again, it IS in Dublin
    its not messed up...
    its recorded as the only game which had 3 castled allowed...
    meaning that Mad Rook is correct.
  8. 20 Apr '08 03:47
    I agree with Mad Rook. The headline "Greatest number of castlings" is intended to be humorous.
  9. 20 Apr '08 04:13
    Originally posted by DawgHaus
    I agree with Mad Rook. The headline "Greatest number of castlings" is intended to be humorous.
    No.
    its actually a record...
    its not humorous...
    the game is recorded that way because it happened that way.
    its rediculous, but it happened.
  10. 20 Apr '08 04:31
    I can explain. They were drunk.
  11. 20 Apr '08 05:59
    The headline is a humorous description of a real event.
  12. 20 Apr '08 07:48 / 1 edit
    here's one of the most interesting games I've seen so far where Kotov, being black "castles" twice, but legally!

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1084386
  13. 20 Apr '08 07:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My guess is the notation got screwed up and its a typo.
    Then again, it IS in Dublin
    Ah if only us Oirish were half as intelligent as our American bretheren. Im quite surprised you know where Dublin is... Dublin Ireland that is as opposed to Dublin Ohio
  14. 20 Apr '08 09:40
    Originally posted by DawgHaus
    The headline is a humorous description of a real event.
    its actually not meant to be comical on the link. the link is a page which lists all "first...longest...most" for chess
  15. 20 Apr '08 11:55
    Originally posted by 29inchlegs
    Ah if only us Oirish were half as intelligent as our American bretheren. Im quite surprised you know where Dublin is... Dublin Ireland that is as opposed to Dublin Ohio
    Or even Dublin, Virginia.