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FIDE had to change the rules again after this puzzle! NOW the rule says castling can only be done with Rooks in the same rank.
White to play Mate in three!!!
I'm not sure 'changing' the rules is the right word, since this had never come up in the past. It's more like 'clarifying' the rules. The rook was formerly a pawn (which obviously had moved), so they just wanted to clear up the ambiguity.
(OK, sorry for the nitpicking... )
Clarifying does sound better. I guess this hasn't happened much in tournament play. Who would leave off castling and have a centralized King while the e-file is semi-open?
Maybe "of the same color" was always in the rule books and folks were just not very good at looking up rules. But that has nothing to do with this puzzle. This is about the castling rules, not the promotion rules. In 1972 when Tim Krabbe made this puzzle this form of castling was still legal.
Leave it to people to squabble over rules anyway no matter how simple and clear they are to most of us.
Actually, I think the last guy is right. Castling is a King move and the rules of touch move say you touch it you move it so he would have to move his Rook.
1) was once correct now incorrect
3) is correct in a touch move game, but most ppl would would let it slide its just being an ass too your opponent.
I remember hearing on NPR that the Catholic church tried (and failed) to make it illegal to have two queens, because they thought that the idea would somehow undermine their power.
how do you know that Fide change the rule
no it wouldn't froilan. you're moving the king too far. to castle, the king moves only 2 spaces towards whichever rook, and the rook jumps over. so the king would not be moving through check here.
it does not matter if the rook moves through threatened space. that's still legal.
Now I'm totally confused. If you move the white king two squares toward the rook on the back row, you place it right next to the black king, and thus in check. I'm not sure I understand what this puzzle's all about.
Can someone clarify??
The fact anybody had to actually complain they could not castle that way is ridiculous
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