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Praveen_bhat97
mikekalish wrote:
mpaetz wrote:

   

     Incidentally, before seatbelts were mandated for cars, the US had more than 50,000 fatalities/year from auto accidents. Today, with well over twice as many drivers on the road, the fatalities have fallen to less than 30,000/year. A seat belt may occasionally contribute to a death (although who knows whether lack of a seat belt would have resulted in death from the crash--like when Princess Diana's car crashed and only one rider was wearing a seat belt and only that person survived) but seat belts will save your life much more often than they will imperil it.

That was my point.....I was illustrating how silly it is to say castling early is a bad idea by saying the same thing about seat belts. Maybe my point was lost along the way, but that was it.  The occasional exception does not disprove the rule. 

 

It doesn't matter if someone castles early or late, every move has to be made after analysing the position carefully and calculating the possible threats from the opponent. That's chess to me!

mikekalish
Praveen_bhat97 wrote:
 

It doesn't matter if someone castles early or late, every move has to be made after analysing the position carefully and calculating the possible threats from the opponent. That's chess to me!

I totally agree with you, but if you were teaching, say, your young child, how to play, you might instruct them that castling is an important move and that getting it done early is generally a good thing to do. This is just a general guideline that is good to know before the beginning player has a real understanding of forks, discovered check, etc.  At any point in the game, there are good moves and bad moves. Castling is a "move" and it may or may not be the best move at any given time. 

Chesserroo2
YellowVenom wrote:

As mad as this sounds, I actually think there's a scrap of truth to this. Following those "basic principles" have only caused me to blunder even more according to this engine, which is why I've given up with tactics and resorted to a brute-force approach. Just memorise common strong openings. It's boring and dumb, but it's starting to work

Try that with me and I'll take you out of book by move 5. I just study tactics.

 

Castle early if the position is open with lines to your king, and if there are open files on the center for rooks. Keep king in center if the center is locked or you have a fishing pole.

 

There are different schools of thought about occupying the center vs controlling it from a far. The hypermodern requires a bit more skill, so classical is recommended to beginners.

B1ZMARK
magipi wrote:

I wonder if anyone who answered in this topic actually bothered to check the linked game. My assumption is "no".

In the linked game, Fischer did not castle because his opponent sacrificed a piece to stop him castling.

The topic is obviously a trolling attempt, and all answers are "serious" that miss the target by a mile.

I got gotted.

eric0022

Wait the OP has a rating of 2000? Likely trolling.

 

As for YellowVenom, however...it's a different story.

Pegusu
mikekalish wrote:
Wits-end wrote:

Wow! I just had a trip. I’ve been reading this thread and just now realized I entered the Twilight Zone. Parallel worlds of two completely different topics of discussion seamlessly intertwined.  If you understand what TZ is/was I should also say “far out!” 

I saw every episode of the Rod Serling series. 

@Mikekalish, thanks for the trip down memory lane!🤔👍