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[poll] Do you castle?

Discussion in 'Games' started by rogue_wookiee, Jul 2, 2005.

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  1. rogue_wookiee

    rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I almost always castle. I can't stand having my king in the open.

    You?
     
  2. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Bah, usually when I try it my opponent goes "WTH is that, you can't do that!"
     
  3. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    QFE. But I don't play much.

    ¤Night
     
  4. Shadow_of_Durron

    Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Knight star 6

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    Most times, yeah.
     
  5. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    When I need to, mostly to get out of check (KIDDING!)

    I also enjoy the um-pa-saunt (sp? - it kinda sounds like that anyway) rule with pawns.

    Pawn of opponent moves past your pawn without taking - you can then move diagonally behind them and take their peice that isn't on that square.
     
  6. Shackleton

    Shackleton Jedi Master star 4

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    I usually castle if I have the chance.
     
  7. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    [link=http://www.conservativebookstore.com/chess/enpass.htm] Pawn en Passant[/link]. Never heard of that one myself.

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  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It can only be done on your move immediately after the pawn you're taking has moved forward 2 squares.
     
  9. ColonelSandurz

    ColonelSandurz Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 25, 2003
    I castle every night
     
  10. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    The immediate problem with castling of course is that it leaves your king with almost no legal moves and generally with nothing that can intercept.

    Several times I have rapidly won a game by having my supported queen take the middle pawn.
     
  11. DarthBud

    DarthBud Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 16, 2003
    No, I tried doing the move, but never really like the results.
     
  12. Shackleton

    Shackleton Jedi Master star 4

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    The immediate problem with castling of course is that it leaves your king with almost no legal moves and generally with nothing that can intercept.

    Usually that's the case, though what I usually do is move the pawn on the edge of the board out one space in order to give my king an alternate escape route should he be attacked along the back row.

    EDIT: Pawn en Passant. Never heard of that one myself.

    I've heard of it, but I never use it pretty much because no matter how many times I hear it described, I can never remember what it does when I'm actually playing.
     
  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Dec 11, 2000
    I almost always castle.

    Same here.
     
  14. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I castle only when it brings me strategic or tactical advantage.
     
  15. l33tn00b

    l33tn00b Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mar 1, 2005
    never castle
     
  16. Sith_Lords

    Sith_Lords Jedi Master star 4

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    May 17, 2004
    Same here. If i castle, for some reason i end up losing (I am not crap at chess, honest)
     
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