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absolutegenius 20 ( +1 | -1 )
castling recently i've taken to waiting a while until i castle, maybe until the middle game, and leave the 8th rank clear of peices, allowing me a choice of which way to castle. is this wise?
sfox52887 13 ( +1 | -1 )
i dont remember where i read this but it said most of the time its a good idea to castle the first 10 moves
brobishkin 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Castling... Castle when you can... Not when you must... An old chess proverb...

Bro...
nmdo 5 ( +1 | -1 )
" I enjoy castling. Too bad I can only do it twice a game..." - Me
astinkyfart 7 ( +1 | -1 )
i always thought the king should jump the queen not the rook
gooftrooper 4 ( +1 | -1 )
nmdo you can only castle once in a game.
victord 19 ( +1 | -1 )
ag I've noticed when replaying some of the games of masters they seem to delay the 'castle' as long as possible quite often.
Many times they never castle at all.
lexherman 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Often it is a choice between safety and quick development....it depends on the situation....
nmdo 3 ( +1 | -1 )
gooftrooper I hope you know I was joking...
paulvalle 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Everything you need... ...to know about castling is in "The Art of Attack in Chess" by Vladimir Vukovic. There is a superb chapter on castling in that book!
absolutegenius 6 ( +1 | -1 )
i think i had have book, but i can't find it!!! i never got round to reading it...
nottop 101 ( +1 | -1 )
Castling Berliner has some interesting ideas about castling in his book "The System."
He feels that each piece should be developed to its best square - so as not to interfere with each others development and in the order of worst placed piece.
He feels that the King is often best placed on e1 (or e8), and since he likes to advance his rook's pawns, he often thinks the rook might be ideally placed on its original square.
In his games he often plays his King to f2 (after moving his pawn to f3). It is a system and pattern of development that has worked for him. I have tried these ideas and they don't work so well for me. (Of course, I don't that well anyway).
Still I think it is a reasonable approach and possibly the good idea here is that castling is part of a larger system of development and not an idea separate unto itself.
Emplyoying castling as part of an overall development approach, in a particular position, you still might castle early in a game but not necessarily in every game.