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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    08 Dec '05 09:01
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    08 Dec '05 09:12
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
    When you aren't castling short.
  3. 08 Dec '05 09:27
    Asian players tend to go short.
  4. Standard member Chakan
    Oro!
    08 Dec '05 09:34
    Originally posted by seraphimvulture
    Asian players tend to go short.
    Cause caucasians are just too damn big.
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    08 Dec '05 09:48
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    When you aren't castling short.
    And why wouldn't you castle short?
  6. 08 Dec '05 09:54
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    And why wouldn't you castle short?
    Because in battle, your enemy would be able to climb over the walls. That is if they get past the moat.

    Seriously though, it would depend on the position. If the king side pawns have already advanced and over exposed, then it wouldn't be a good idea to castle short. There are a lot of factors really.
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    08 Dec '05 10:07
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    And why wouldn't you castle short?
    If you had earlier comprimised your kingside pawn structure. If the opponent has lined up pieces against the kingside. If your opponent castled short and you want to all out attack. Various reasons.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    08 Dec '05 10:53
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
    generally, when it's more annoying to your opponent?
  9. 08 Dec '05 11:00
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
    Weekends.
  10. 08 Dec '05 21:35
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
    Don't view 0-0 as the norm and 0-0-0 as the exception. Consider both equally, and dont choose 0-0 over 0-0-0 when you arent sure and want to go with the usual choice.

    Give thought to keeping your K in the centre too, sometimes that can be quite useful.

    Dont castle immediately either unless its best, sometimes keeping your options open can be useful...
  11. 08 Dec '05 21:46
    The main reason short happens more often is simply that there are fewer pieces to clear out of the way. Also due to the f2/7weakness, castling short may help strengthen that square.

    One reason for castling long, is that in some lines is that it drops my rook right on the open d-file.
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    09 Dec '05 18:00
    I often castle on the opposite side to my opponent so i can attack with pawns. This method is good as any exchanges open up lines for your rooks to participate in the attack.
  13. 09 Dec '05 21:33
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Castling--when is it good to castle long?
    Quite entertaining those Smart Alecs, don't you think Bosse ?
  14. 09 Dec '05 21:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    I often castle on the opposite side to my opponent so i can attack with pawns. This method is good as any exchanges open up lines for your rooks to participate in the attack.
    That's a sound strategic idea.
  15. 09 Dec '05 21:36
    Originally posted by zebano
    The main reason short happens more often is simply that there are fewer pieces to clear out of the way. Also due to the f2/7weakness, castling short may help strengthen that square.

    One reason for castling long, is that in some lines is that it drops my rook right on the open d-file.
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