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To Castle or Not to Castle... This is probably the question!

It's in your average game (I hope.) You play it to win, but sometimes it kills you. You can try once, and if you succeed, then you just continue with your game.

Castling is really opinion. Here are some master games' statistics...

(Source: 10 Most Common Chesss Mistakes... and how to fix them!    Written by: GM Larry Evans)

White castles kingside: 80.2%

White castles queenside: 8.8%

White doesn't castle: 11%

Also, white castles queenside about twice as black does. Plus, castling kingside usually gives the highest percentages of drawing. All the action comes out when different sides castle (or one side simply forgets it completelyUndecided.)

Another highly debated subject is whether castling is necessary with the absence of queens. This is a really position-based answer, but in my opinion castling is usually less necessary with the queens off the board.

 

WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON? COMMENT BELOW AND SHOW US WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!!!Cool

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  • 18 months ago

    gigagurdur

    i think just castling kingside is fine

  • 19 months ago

    Devwinner

    Castling queenside all the way!

  • 19 months ago

    CP6033

    Me too No matter what level it is they rarelly ever castle, but most other people I play do. In fact I have trouble playing a game well without castling

  • 19 months ago

    Galway_Bay

    I have noticed that when i play the computer, it rarely castles, on second or third move it advances King...

  • 19 months ago

    CP6033

    I like castling queenside, but you pick the side that works the best in your game and where the heat is not on. If queens are absent it doesn't make a difference in my opinion.

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