15776 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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!
I generally wait for castling from my opponent, and avoid any castling until and unless it is not mandatory. And tries to attack on his castling side, most of the time it works. But a high chance always remians there as my king is open. I lost few games from strong position against good players. Should i continue with my current tactics and what is the perfect timing to castle.
As soon as possible, 90% of the times.
Really depends on the opening too. In an e4 e5 opening you cannot castle soon enough but when I play Caro Kann for example you can often wait as it is not certain which side you'd like to castle, or sometimes you don't castle at all. So the main answer is: be more specific.
Use my trick :-
Wait for Opponent to castle and Then Castle Opposite Side . You will be able to create a pawn storm
@pfren: but if u r castling early in the game u r setting a target for ur opponent to shoot on with full force early in the game.
As early as it makes sense to.
Don't forget that the king in the center is usually a much bigger target.
Unless you are a really experienced player, and know what you are doing, this is the advice to go with. Can´t tell you how many times I´ve gotten burned on a totally winning position because I still hadn´t castled!!!!
Chess.com learning material suggests castling by the tenth move. Not that I am very good (1000ish) but I generally try to do this and it seems to work better for me. Although there are times I wait to see how my opponent's pawn structure is shaping up and I will try to castle away from it.
Who is the greatest chess player of all time ?? Bobby Fischer ??
by SmyslovFan 7 minutes ago
My thread got deleted! Why? Help!
by MeTheBoxLuhst 9 minutes ago
Do I have the potential to be a GM one day??
by GodsPawn2016 11 minutes ago
10/27/2016 - Four Way Street
by Twobit 15 minutes ago
by chesskingdreamer 17 minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen Wins Online Blitz Championship
by BronsteinPawn 21 minutes ago
Buffering During Celebrity Matches - Fix the Site!
by GodsPawn2016 31 minutes ago
Your Predictions For Carlsen VS Nakamura Blitz Championship
by aidan0816 35 minutes ago
Fischer and the "Ka"s
by GodsPawn2016 35 minutes ago
Major blunder, posted live!
by BronsteinPawn 37 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
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!