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  1. Subscriber LordofADown
    King of all Hills
    27 Jun '07 07:28
    Are there any openings that generally lead to queenside castling for white?
  2. 27 Jun '07 08:05
    there are probably many, but as far as I know, sicilian dragon is one of them.
  3. 27 Jun '07 08:36
    Originally posted by LordofADown
    Are there any openings that generally lead to queenside castling for white?
    Dragon, mainline of the Najdorf, the old main line of the Carokann are 3 I can think of
  4. Standard member Lolette
    5. f3
    27 Jun '07 13:56
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer might help

    -Lolle
  5. 27 Jun '07 14:37
    take a look at the veresov, with a d4, Nc3 and a Bg5, it is available 9after the Queen moves, of course)
  6. 27 Jun '07 18:25
    How about the opening I invented- the English Sheep?
    1. Nc3!
  7. Subscriber LordofADown
    King of all Hills
    27 Jun '07 19:49
    lol, thanks guys
  8. 27 Jun '07 20:29
    Originally posted by LordofADown
    Are there any openings that generally lead to queenside castling for white?
    I'm not sure if it was Maroczy who said it, but it kind of goes like, "there is a certain danger in castling queenside."
  9. 27 Jun '07 22:04 / 1 edit
    I only really tend to castle QS if if has some immediate advantage such as checking the opponent's K or taking the open or 1/2 open d-file.
    I much prefer KS castling because with 0-0-0 the K is nearer the center & the wing pawn is undefended so it's often not such a great move.

    I just castled long in a game in progress in fact:
    Game 3728852
  10. Subscriber LordofADown
    King of all Hills
    27 Jun '07 22:34
    Do you find any benefit from being able to attack with the Kingside pawns without endangering your King?
  11. Subscriber LordofADown
    King of all Hills
    27 Jun '07 22:41
    Thanks for the help
  12. 27 Jun '07 23:51
    Could you give an example where White castles Q, but does not play Kb1?
    As far as I know, in Open Sicilians, Kb1 after castling Q is to prevent from being pinned on the c-file.
  13. 28 Jun '07 04:15
    Originally posted by badivan1
    Could you give an example where White castles Q, but does not play Kb1?
    As far as I know, in Open Sicilians, Kb1 after castling Q is to prevent from being pinned on the c-file.
    Here is a game where I castled queen-side and lost faster than any other game I have before. oh well. a lesson bought and paid for.

    Game 3738635
  14. 28 Jun '07 06:10
    I like it when it brings the rook immediately into play. Had one game where I traded queens then castled for check. Probably didn't make a huge difference in the game, but it felt slightly satisfying to make.