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i like queenside so i can double up my queen and rook on the same file
You do one thing in every scenario?
Doubling up your queen and rook may be good sometimes, others it's useless.
With 0-0 you usually spend an additional move to get the rook on an active file (say a center file).
With 0-0-0 you usually spend an additional move to get the king off the bishop file.
So it's hard to argue either move is more efficient.
0-0 is more common and usually easier due to less pieces in the way. Other than that, it depends on the position. Castling is primarily about king safety, so I'd castle to whichever side my king is safer on :)
With 0-0-0 but you lose 2 moves, as Waffle pointed out. Moving the rook after 0-0 is still only 1 move, so it seems 0-0 is more efficient.
efficient isn't always the best, tho. So don't get married to 0-0.
Having a favorite piece or moment, such as castling, can get you into problems. At least, I learned it did for me. I used to favor the knight when I first began playing chess, because its moment intrigued me so. The position should aways determine the importance of a chessman or moment. And I still have to remind myself that with each move the position of the board changes, no matter how slight.
is 0-0-0 better in d4 openings because usually use it to give black a hard time defending his d pawn
depends on the opening and position
How can someone evaluate a move without the position of the rest of pieces?
Its like questioning if a bisnop its best developed fianchetto or not. DEPHEND!!!
0-0-0 usually end with eterogeneus casling, so each side have full pawn wing ready to rush against the hopposite castle. 0-0-0 can be a good option if you think you have more chanches to agress you hoponent's castle before he agress your.
In other words: dephend the posiion/opening we are talking.
Not castling at all. I knew a man who was rated master, he usually didn't castle. He explained it to me, but I just didn't get it. Castling protects your king, defends that whole area of the board, develops a rook, and connects your rooks all in one move.
But he almost never castled, and I watched him win game after game after game against highly rated opponents.
But I still castle every game. Masters are allowed their foibles, low level piece pushers like me are not. And it seemed to me that he spent a lot of effort defending against the resulting position.
Paulgottlieb: thanx, man. I'll take a look at it.
What a strange game. Like most masters games, you need a master to explain some of the points to you, but it seems white gave away the initiative and resigned too soon. Why not B d2, B g4, Rd1 to d2?
I'll work thru it a bit more.
And then there is this:
“Only sissies Castle”(Rob Sillars)
“Castle early and often”(Rob Sillars)
I do not know him. I found those quotes on a quote site.
It depends on the position. If the opponent is attacking on the kingside, I'll go queenside. Or is my queenside pawns are weak, and can't protect my King, I'll go Kingside. Or even stay in the centre if thats the safest place.
Opposite side castling makes sense if you want to play for a win at any price. As your opponent usually castles on the king-side you have to go for queen-side castling in that case.
For example if you play white against the Sicilian Najdorf or black in the French Exchange variation opposite side castling is a good way to prevent a drawish game. Usually a pawn race starts and the game gets very sharp.
But in general I did´t make good experience with queenside castling.
Here's a thought - and possibly a new thread - do you play from left to right or from right to left. Castling kingside - you're playing l to r; castle queenside you're playing r to l. I usually castle k-side.....usually. On the rare occassion I go q-side or, in some cases, not at all, it most definitely is due to the nature of the game in progress at the time - not due to some self-proscribed ritual.
I will castle queenside dear mfw019. It's not a warning, it's just an announcement.
You should castle kingside in the xd8 opening, attack their weakened queenside.
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