18398 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hi, I'm trying to castle in a game and its not letting me. I was hoping someone could tell me why? I haven't moved the rook or king, nothing is obstructing the castle and I won't cross through check. It's a 960 game but I should be able to still do it and it isn't letting me. Any suggestions? Here is a link to the game if it helps: http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=27884721
Pull out the analysis board, play an arbitrary bishop move with the bishop on d1, play an arbitrary move for black. Then drag the king towards the rook and drop on top of the rook. Now you will see that the bishop on d1 was in the way of castling. Got it now?
After castling that way, the king is on c1 and the rook is on d1.
Here is an explanation from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess960
After castling, the rook and king's final positions are exactly the same as they would be in standard chess. Thus, after a-side castling (also called sometimes c-castling) the king is on c-file (c1 for White and c8 for Black) and the a-side Rook is on d-file (d1 for White and d8 for Black). This castling notated as O-O-O and known as queen-side castling in orthodox chess. After h-side castling (also called sometimes g-castling) the King is on g-file and the h-side Rook is on f-file. This move notated as O-O and known as king-side castling in orthodox chess.
Got it. Thanks a lot guys!
Hey I couldn't castle in this game and I don't know why. :\
I hadn't moved the rook or the king, yet.
I still cant castle and dont know how to do it, I may be a little thick using this on line chess, so need to be told in plain English. I can play chess to a reasonable level and know how to castle on a board, but on this I am screwed.
In a position where it's legal for you to castle, just move your king two squares over to the side you want to castle - the Rook will automatically jump to the other side of the King.
Here 0-0-0 is mate so just put the King on c1;
Thanks a million, now I know how to do it thanks to Redvii.
Result at last.
Long ago post, but I have the same problem and I don't get it.
How many distinct chess games are possible, and which is the longest?
by SeanEnglish 3 minutes ago
Does the Peter Principle apply to chess players?
by whirlwind2011 4 minutes ago
by Sir_IsaacNewton 4 minutes ago
ღ OFFICIAL 2014 Chess.com Awards ღ
by ConnorMacleod_151 5 minutes ago
How to make your own chess computer
by buddhajuke 5 minutes ago
Get Free Coaching
by Sexy-Sunshine 10 minutes ago
Best GM annotator(s)
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 10 minutes ago
12/21/2014 - Mate in 2
by Umore 15 minutes ago
Is chess a SPORT?
by PigsOn7th 17 minutes ago
the greatest chessplayer
by melyob 19 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!