Late Castling: Part 2


My last blog post was centered around a game in which a top-class grandmaster violated the oft-mentioned advice to castle as early as possible and still won. The loser happened to be the great Garry Kasparov.

Here is another game featuring late castling. This time, though, it is Kasparov who emerges as the victor. Curiously enough, both this game and the previous one ended after Black's 30th move.

The game was part of a warm-up match for the 2000 World Championship, which was supposed to pit Kasparov against Shirov. This is the first time that Kasparov played 4...dxc4.