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 #[]#[] Rules of Chess #[]#[]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Castling is a special move which the king has using one of his rooks.
When castling, the king is moved 2 spaces on the back row, towards the outside of the board and the rook on that side is placed on the inboard side of the king.
Notice that the resulting position is slightly different depending on whether the king castles kingside (0-0) or queenside (0-0-0).
www.finitechess.com /tworules.htm   (312 words)

  
 Rules of chess - Chess rules for playing chess
These chess rules are intended to help our visitors and customers new to the chess game, get the chessboard setup correctly along with enough instruction and knowledge of the chess rules to have a legitimate and enjoyable game.
Remember, as per the chess rules, the queen is always on her own color while the king is always on the opposite color.
This chess rule is often overlooked and ignored but you'll impress your opponent and on-watchers with your respect for the tradition of the game of chess.
www.thechessstore.com /category/rulesofchess   (2040 words)

  
 Fischer Random Chess
Thus, after a-side castling (notated as O-O-O and known as queen-side castling in orthodox chess), the King is on c (c1 for White and c8 for Black) and the Rook is on d (d1 for White and d8 for Black).
After h-side castling (notated as O-O and known as king-side castling in orthodox chess), the King is on g and the Rook is on f.
When castling on a physical board with a human player, it is recommended that the king be moved outside the playing surface next to his final final position, the rook then be moved from its starting to ending position, and then the king be placed on his final square.
www.bobby-fischer.net /fischer_random_chess.html   (3626 words)

  
 Castling in chess
Castling is a special move that involves both the king and the rook.
Castling was invented during the 16th century as a way of making the game faster.
Castling is when the king and the rook move side by side.
www.chesssetguide.com /castling.html   (225 words)

  
 Chess Wave - Kids Corner
The primary objective in chess is to checkmate your opponent's King.
Chess player's should allow their opponent to discover that they are in check or checkmate.
If a chess player happens to miss the fact they are in check or checkmate, and makes an illegal move, then their opponent should point out that an illegal move was made.
www.chesswave.com /kids.html   (1188 words)

  
 Chess -- Castling
Castling is a move that you should not overlook when playing chess.
The downside of castling is that if you attempt to move your rook out for an attack and you have not yet moved any of the three pawns in front of your kind, he can be trapped into a back row checkmate.
If, after castling, you find that you need to move your protective rook, then it is a good idea to move the pawn that is closest to the edge of the board up one space.
www.101chesstips.com /castling.jsp   (306 words)

  
 Learn Chess
Since the king is so important and his safety is of prime strategical consideration, the rules of chess allow castling, which puts the king in a position of great safety.
Castling involves moving the king and either the queen's rook or the king's rook, depending upon the side one is castling on, and must meet the following criteria: First of all, neither the rook nor the king can have moved previously.
However, in tournament play, a chess clock is used, and each player has a predetermined amount of time to make all his moves.
www.bridgeport.edu /~chess/learn.html   (852 words)

  
 Mark Lowery's Exciting World of Chess: The Castle Move or Castling - Tutorial
Castling cannot be done until at least one pawn advance has occurred and there has been development of two of a player's pieces for a Kingside castle (Bishop and Knight on the Kingside) and three pieces for a Queenside castle (Queen, plus Bishop and Knight on the Queenside).
Castling frees up the Rook used in the castling toward the center of the chessboard for activity in open files and to be used to provide protection for the player's central pawns.
Castling usually should be done no later than when the opposing player has developed pieces which may attack the King through the center files (d and e files, also called the King and Queen files).
chess.markalowery.net /King/Castling.html   (2340 words)

  
 Chess Corner - Chess Tutorial - Castling
When the King castles, he moves two squares to the left or right and the Rook is moved to stand on the opposite side of the King.
In the diagram the King cannot castle Queen's side at present because the Knight is between the King and the Rook.
The King cannot castle on this turn but as long as White does not move the King to get out of check it may be possible for White to castle on a later move.
www.chesscorner.com /tutorial/basic/castling/castle.htm   (548 words)

  
 Castling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black has castled kingside (O-O), and White has castled queenside (O-O-O) Castling is a special move in the game of chess involving the king and either of the original rooks of the same color.
When a player takes three or four moves to accomplish what castling would have accomplished in one move, it is sometimes called artificial castling, or castling by hand.
Castling can be also adapted to large chess variants, like Capablanca chess, which is played on 10x8 board.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castling_(chess)   (999 words)

  
 FISCHERANDOM CHESS: Random Position Generator
Castling, as in Orthodox chess, is an exceptional move involving both the King and Rook.
All squares between the castling King's initial and final squares (including the final square), and all of the squares between the castling Rook's initial and final squares (including the final square), must be vacant except for the King and Rook.
In brief, the idea is that the second player to castle should be given a broader choice of king destination squares if-but-only-if he castles to the wing opposite of the wing the first player already castled to.
www.chessgames.com /perl/fischerandom?kpage=39   (2706 words)

  
 US Chess Federation:
Chess is a game for two players, one with the "White" pieces and one with the "Black" pieces.
Castling is a special move that lets a player move two pieces at once — the King and one Rook.
Castling is often a very important move because it allows you to place your King in a safe location and also allows the Rook to become more active.
www.uschess.org /beginners/letsplay.php   (1086 words)

  
 SchemingMind.com - Online Correspondence Chess Club. Play free online chess and chess variants
Of necessity, in Fischer Random Chess the castling rule is somewhat modified and broadened to allow for the possibility of each player castling either on or into his or her left side or on or into his or her right side of the board from all of these 960 starting positions.
Castling become a single move of a rather common two move opening where the Rook was moved next to the King and the King would use his King's Leap to move on the other side of the Rook on the following turn.
After all, the castling rules came along well after the game was established, and the codification of castling was solidified (with some resistance from the Italian Masters up into the late 1800s) only at the end of the 19th century.
www.schemingmind.com /journalarticle.aspx?article_id=18   (1224 words)

  
 Chess Guide > Fisher Random Chess
Fischer Random Chess (also called Chess 960, Fischerandom chess, FR chess, or FullChess) is a chess variant created by Grandmaster Bobby Fischer (who was world chess champion from 1972 until 1975).
Fischer's goal was to create a chess variant in which chess creativity and talent would be more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves.
If the initial position happens to be the standard chess initial position, these castling rules have exactly the same effect as the standard chess castling rules.
www.chess.freegames.eu.com /variants/fisher_random_chess.html   (3596 words)

  
 Chess: play online chess
Castling queenside is a common motif in some openings; for example, in the Sicilian Defense you very often see white castling queenside to free up his kingside pawns for a storm against fl's castled kingside.
Castling on the opposite side from your opponent might be more likely to precipitate a tactical game, while castling on the same side as your opponent might be more likely to lead to a positional kind of game.
Going into a superior ending one may wish to castle on the side of their pawn majority when the King is going to play a role in advancing those pawns to try to win the game.
ability-tw.com /online/chess/3168.shtml   (1327 words)

  
 Mainz Chess Classic 2001: The Rules of Fischer Random Chess
Of necessity, In F.R. Chess the castling rule is somewhat modified and broadened to allow for the possibility of each player castling either on or into his or her left side or on or into his or her right side of the board from all of these 960 starting positions.
In F.R. Chess, whether you "double-move" castle, "transposition" castle, "King-move-only" castle, or "Rook-move-only" castle, in all cases always both the King and the Rook jointly are deemed to be castling, and to have castled.
In F.R. Chess, White's "a"-side castling (0-0-0) is performed with the hitherto unmoved White King and the hitherto unmoved Rook standing to its left.
www.frankfurtwest.de /ChessClassic/cc03/e/c960/rules.htm   (1415 words)

  
 Varying Chess
Castling brings a rook into the center of the board, where it can hook up with the other rook.
Castling in orthodox Chess allows the player a chance to build a shelter for the king, but in Ur chess not only is there no castling, the pawns are moved forward, leaving a huge space behind them, which is hard to defend.
Chess Diagram Construction Utility for the illustrations used in this essay.
www.thegamesjournal.com /articles/VaryingChess.shtml   (1354 words)

  
 Rules
White can castle by moving his King two squares to the right (as indicated by the arrow).
White can castle by moving his King two squares to the left (as indicated by the arrow).
Black on the other hand can castle to the left(Kingside) but not to the right (Queenside) as the white queen controls a square that the King would have to go through.
www.chessclub.com /rules/Castling.html   (260 words)

  
 Events - ChessBase
Clarification: In F.R. Chess, whether you "double-move" castle, "transposition" castle, "King-move-only" castle, or "Rook-move-only" castle, in all cases always both the King and the Rook jointly are deemed to be castling, and to have castled.
White's "a"-side castling (0-0-0) is performed with the hitherto unmoved White King and the hitherto unmoved Rook standing to its left.
In F.R. Chess, after completing your first move of "double-move" castling it is quite possible and not at all illegal for your opponent to be in a position where, were it your opponent's move, your opponent would be in stalemate, check, or checkmate.
www.chessbase.com /events/events.asp?pid=26   (1395 words)

  
 Castling
In castling, the path has to be clear between the King and the Rook and the move is initiated by moving the King (first!) over two squares and is completed by bringing the Rook around to the King's other side.
For example, in Diagram #3, the fl King cannot castle Kingside because he would have to cross the diagonal of the white Bishop on a3.
For the white King, he can't castle on the Queenside because (1) his Queen's Rook has already moved and (2) the fl Rook on d8 is firing cannon shots down the d-file.
www.thechessdrum.net /chessacademy/CA_Castling.html   (341 words)

  
 Global Chess Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Castling is a favorite move of some people and it is used improperly almost half of the time, people think they can do it under any circumstance as long as they are not in check for the final possition.
To castle all pieces between the King and the Rook with which the he is castling must be moves Castling involves the Rook and the King.
The King moves two space to either the right or left of the chess board and the rook takes possition on the opposite side of the King then it was first on.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/globalchess/rules.html   (1365 words)

  
 Chess : Castling - en passant
The king moves two squares towards the rook and the rook is placed on other side of the king.
2 kinds of castling is possible: short castling and long castling.
Castling with the king or the rook that has already moved is illegal.
www.usefulchess.com /rules/specialrules.html   (170 words)

  
 Learn how to play chess - short castling
It is called 'castling' and is a defensive move, used to increase the King's safety.
The whole procedure is considered to be one single move, not two (we denote short castling by 'O-O').
However, there are some constraints before one can castle: both the King and the Rook must have not moved before, all in-between squares must be empty and both landing squares (f1 and g1 in the example) must not be threatened by the enemy pieces.
www.chess-time.com /short_castling.html   (152 words)

  
 Learn how to play chess - long castling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Long castling (denoted by 'O-O-O') is similar to short castling, the only difference being that the a-Rook is used instead.
All the same applies for BLACK too, the corresponding squares being g8 and f8 for short castling and c8 and d8 for long castling.
However, there are some constraints before one can castle : both the King and the Rook must have not moved before, all in-between squares must be empty and both landing squares (f1 and g1 in the example) must not be threatened by the enemy pieces.
www.chess-time.com /long_castling.html   (178 words)

  
 Circular Chess
Unlike many other Chess variants, Circular Chess does not expand movement possibilities so much that beginning and intermediate players are overwhelmed.
For those Chess variant enthusiasts who are acquainted with the version of Circular Chess played in Great Britain (a modern version of Byzantine Chess), this board and game is significantly different.
Castling and capturing “en passant” rules are still in effect.
www.ochess.com   (449 words)

  
 Discart-Bonetti Chess Match 1863 - Page1
We must recall that Discart's chess career was well established when Morphy appeared, and Steinitz had only completed his first tournament when the Discart-Bonetti match was played.
In that pre-computer era, the chess style and technique of those enthusiasts was, certainly, imperfect.
Yet even in the present age of silicon super computers, we hold that the accomplishments of 19th century players ought to be appreciated, those masters who were not professionals, and that even now we can enjoy their genuine combinative talents.
www.chesscentral.com /articles_chess/discart-1863.htm   (736 words)

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