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Please explain how to castle in 960.


  • 10 months ago · Quote · #1

    MrDamonSmith

    Hi. I'm a bit unsure if I'm supposed to click the king & then the rook I want to cast with or some other procedure. Can anyone help, thanx

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #2

    Poompat

    You simply move the King OVER the Rook that you want to castle with.

    Eg. Here, you move K (on b1) to the right over [=pass] Rook (on d1) to castle Kingside;

    Or to left over Rook (on a1) to castle Queenside...

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #3

    MrDamonSmith

    So if I want to castle k-side in the position below I click on my king & move it over the rook on h1 as though there's another square to the right of h1?

     

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=79753556

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #4

    omnipaul

    Move your king ONTO the rook.  In the case of your game, moving Kh1 will make it castle.

    (Note that this works for castling in regular games, as well.)

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #5

    MrDamonSmith

    Thanx, I'm gonna try it soon. I hope it doesn't just move my king to g1 & block my rook in. That was my fear.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #6

    emkcehc

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  • 10 months ago · Quote · #7

    Poompat

    MrDamonSmith wrote:

    So if I want to castle k-side in the position below I click on my king & move it over the rook on h1 as though there's another square to the right of h1?

     

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=79753556

    You can move your King ONTO the Rook; but sometimes if the King and Rook are near each other (in Chess960), it is better that you move your King OVER & PAST that Rook.

     

    eg. in position below, you do not want to make mistake of moving you King only to d1 and not O-O     [if your settings = "one-move click"]

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #8

    MrDamonSmith

    Thanx y'all. Got it, it worked fine.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #9

    DAM351

    moving the king 2 squares either side also castles effectively.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #10

    mojolake

    I am using Windows 8.1 on a tablet and haven't found a way to castle.  My Rook is on h8 and King on g8.   I tried the suggestions above, e.g., try to move the King to the other side of the Rook.  No good.    Nothing else I've tried worked.  Clicked the King and the Rook.  Clicked the King and dragged the Rook.  Dragged the King on top of the Rook.  Nothing.   Am I missing something or is it not possible to castle in this configuration with Windows 8.1?

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #11

    Poompat

    @mojolake:  If you are referring to this game below, you canNOT castle (Queenside) until your Bishop is moved away from d1; because after castling, the K is on c1 + R on d1 (as in normal O-O-O).

     



  • 9 months ago · Quote · #12

    mojolake

    thanks much.   was thinking i was castling k-side.   wonder why i got the board backwards.   Maybe because the kings are already on N1 (but QN1 not KN1) so my brain 'sees' this as king-side.   Interesting question for the chess psychologists.  thanks again.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #13

    David210

    i usually lose in chess960 coz i donno how to caslte in it lol, but i was always too lazy to ask, thanks for asking my q :D


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