Originally posted by Bosse de NageBecause in battle, your enemy would be able to climb over the walls. That is if they get past the moat.
And why wouldn't you castle short?
Originally posted by Bosse de NageDon'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.
Castling--when is it good to castle long?
Originally posted by zebanoidem
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.