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Castling Structure (Which one do you prefer ?)


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    DinneBolt

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    TeraHammer

    i would say i like black better, because black's bishop is a little more mobile: white's f2 pawn blocks a route for the bishop, and white's bishop is a little more vulnerable to attacks. But, if the bishops were gone, black's king is more vulnerable on with pieces entering the castle on the dark squares
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    trysts

    I'd have to see where the other pieces are before I choose.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    PatzerLars

    Other pieces are irrelevant, since the question was about a structure, not the position as a whole.

    I prefer blacks castling structure.
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    trysts

    PatzerLars wrote:

    Other pieces are irrelevant, since the question was about a structure, not the position as a whole.

    I prefer blacks castling structure.

    So you mean which structure is more aesthetically appealing?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    TeraHammer

    for what reason, Lars?
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    TeraHammer

    ^ lazy answer. Ofcourse structures can be analysed without needing legal diagrams. For example, a knight on e5 is generally better placed than a knight on a1, because it has more moves.
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    MaartenSmit

    Sure, a knight is *generally* better placed on e5 than on a1, and even that has its exceptions. Now tell me whether a bishop is *generally* better on g3 or g2.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    TeraHammer

    well as i said, a bishop on g3 in these castling position is less mobile due to the f2 pawn and more easily attacked. Now you say something useful.
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    MaartenSmit

    ...h5-h4 is a real threat, you know...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    TeraHammer

    well, f7-f5-f4 might be, often closing in the bishop on h2
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    TeraHammer

    -.- don't reply if all you can do is mock
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    DinneBolt

    TeraHammer wrote:
    i would say i like black better, because black's bishop is a little more mobile: white's f2 pawn blocks a route for the bishop, and white's bishop is a little more vulnerable to attacks. But, if the bishops were gone, black's king is more vulnerable on with pieces entering the castle on the dark squares

    In other word you will say that white King is saver. Since as the game goes on, the Bishop will leave its current position or maybe make an exchange. And f pawn will move (f2-f4 / f7-f5) and make black King a little more vulnerable. Cmiiw.

    bbracken wrote:

    I would have to say that black's structure is the design of some openings and takes 2 moves to accomplish as part of the opening. Whereas white's position is not necessarily the result of design but rather the result of position, pressure and tactics (and takes 3 moves at minimum to achieve).

    One (black) is part of a strategy, and the other (white) a result of tactics.


    Sorry for my misinterpretation, since my english isn't very good. Can you explain me the difference of "part of a strategy" and "a result of tactics". Furthermore the difference of "stategy" and "tactics" ?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    TeraHammer

    @Dinne If the bishops are gone, i think white is safer, because black has got weaknesses near his king on f6 and h6. But for that reason, black will try to avoid trading that bishop.

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