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  1. 18 Dec '13 23:28
    Can someone please look at the game log between silverbantam and johnbirk7 cos I'm trying to castle but it's not letting me. I haven't moved king or rook and I'm not in check.
  2. 18 Dec '13 23:32
    Hopefully this is not considered commenting on a game in progress but in general terms you cannot castle through check either
  3. 18 Dec '13 23:33
    Originally posted by Silverbantam
    Can someone please look at the game log between silverbantam and johnbirk7 cos I'm trying to castle but it's not letting me. I haven't moved king or rook and I'm not in check.
    http://www.chessvariants.org/d.chess/castlefaq.html
    Here is a site with the castling rules.
  4. 19 Dec '13 00:02
    Don't waorry about it Silver.

    If you type in 'cannot castle' in the 'search forums' you will find dozens
    of threads all missing the same rule.

    And it is a rule: You cannot castle through check.
    I doubt if that is violating the GIP rule.
    You are not giving advice on what to play, you are advising what is illegal to play.

    Thread 68786 was such a thread, it somehow deteriorated
    into a flame war.
    Some of these old thread fights make funny reading.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    19 Dec '13 00:10
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Don't waorry about it Silver.

    If you type in 'cannot castle' in the 'search forums' you will find dozens
    of threads all missing the same rule.

    And it is a rule: You cannot castle through check.
    I doubt if that is violating the GIP rule.
    You are not giving advice on what to play, you are advising what is illegal to play.

    [threadid]68786[/thre ...[text shortened]... it somehow deteriorated
    into a flame war.
    Some of these old thread fights make funny reading.
    Your only legal move is Qb7.

    Hey, it was mate.

    Oops, I was wrong. You had other legal moves besides Qb7. Oh well, at least you won.

    Don't feel bad about that 3rd party assistance. It was an honest mistake.

    True; and this is a friendly site. Rule enforcement is highly optional.
  6. 19 Dec '13 00:35


    It just seems so cold to shrug your shoulders and tell the lad to go to FAQ.
    Even after he does he still might know what he looking for.

    He has just been reminded of the rules. The laws of the game. nothing else.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    19 Dec '13 01:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34


    It just seems so cold to shrug your shoulders and tell the lad to go to FAQ.
    Even after he does he still might know what he looking for.

    He has just been reminded of the rules. The laws of the game. nothing else.
    So if you are playing a child in a tourney and his coach comes over and reminds him it is legal to castle, that's OK with you, right?
  8. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    19 Dec '13 03:10
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    Thread 68786 was such a thread, it somehow deteriorated
    into a flame war.
    Poor old mothball. Castling through check was part of his strategy. And with his strategy ruined he gave up chess forever.
  9. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    19 Dec '13 06:43
    Check out this video on YouTube:

    YouTube&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  10. 19 Dec '13 13:21
    "So if you are playing a child in a tourney and his coach comes over and
    reminds him it is legal to castle, that's OK with you, right?"

    No. Nobody asked the coach interfere.
    We are talking about illegal moves, moves that are against the laws of the game.

    If this boy had castled through check I would first look to see if I could
    take any advantage of it, safe in the knowledge that if I screw it and am
    getting beat then I can stop the game and restart from where the illegal move was made.

    In this situation the player cannot play his intended move.
    The system will not let him. We have told him why.
    Nobody has suggested alternatives moves or how he should continue.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    19 Dec '13 16:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "So if you are playing a child in a tourney and his coach comes over and
    reminds him it is legal to castle, that's OK with you, right?"

    No. Nobody asked the coach interfere.
    We are talking about illegal moves, moves that are against the laws of the game.

    If this boy had castled through check I would first look to see if I could
    take any advant ...[text shortened]... t him. We have told him why.
    Nobody has suggested alternatives moves or how he should continue.
    Why...GP...he's a child. And to use his illegal move against him, giving yourself extra means of winning the game, while denying him the chance to ask innocent questions about the rules ... it just sounds so ... cold.
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Dec '13 21:53
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Why...GP...he's a child. And to use his illegal move against him, giving yourself extra means of winning the game, while denying him the chance to ask innocent questions about the rules ... it just sounds so ... [b]cold. [/b]
    Wasn't there a high level game where one of the players asked the ref
    if he could castle if his rook passed through an attack?

    I'm sure if this is true GP will know the game, year and tournament!
  13. 19 Dec '13 23:04
    Korchnoi v karpov I believe. Was effectively a winning move.
  14. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    19 Dec '13 23:27
    Originally posted by Habeascorp
    Korchnoi v karpov I believe. Was effectively a winning move.
    You would know that if you watched my video! :-)
  15. 19 Dec '13 23:34
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    Thread 68786 was such a thread, it somehow deteriorated
    into a flame war.
    Some of these old thread fights make funny reading.
    Amazing how something as seemingly innocent as asking about the rules of chess can generate such heated, erm, argument (sort of) on both sides.

    Funny, but also a little scary. I've never visited any of the more controversial forums here. I'm a little scared to now.