Another Uncastled King Bites the Dust

EternalHope
EternalHope
Jul 5, 2013, 5:51 PM |
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Charousek punishes an opponent who fails to castle in this game at the turn of the 20th century. Schiffers' 11. Qd2?! was not the best; it shuts off the retreat of the Queens Bishop. However, his failure to castle on move 12 was his losing move and spoiled what had looked like a promising position. Charousek was one of the top attackers of that era and failing to castle against a player of his caliber was equivalent to suicide.