22 December 2009

Chess Castling

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Chess Castling Video: The video below will help you learn Chess Castling... Chess Castling is the only move in chess where 2 pieces moves at the same time... Chess Castling is the most difficult move to understand because of many rules and conditions being applied...

The following is the recommended course to learn Castling and some additional info. You are advised to see the video first. Then you can find the explanation on this chess move in writing - just below the video. The video will give you a visible way to learn this chess move...

Within this chess video, you will see:
• What is Castling is and how to make this move correctly.
• Castling notation, types, conditions, rules, and more...

The video is designed for chess beginners. It consists of 7 short parts and displays one useful example at the end. All the statements are graphically explained and supported with the running text... To start the Chess Castling video - click the Play button below:

• If the video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.
• If the video displays an error, try to start and play it later.

The following is a reference on Chess Castling in writing:
• Castling is one move where the King and a Rook move at the same time.
• There are 2 types of Castling: Castling Short and Castling Long.

• Chess notation: 0-0 for Castling Short and 0-0-0 for Castling Long.
• Only one Castling is Allowed for one chess game for each party.
• There are 5 Conditions under which Castling is Not allowed.

• Condition 1: The King or a Rook has moved from its original position, Not allowed.
• Condition 2: There is a chess piece between the King and a Rook, Not allowed.
• Condition 3: The King is in check, Not allowed.

• Condition 4: The King would be in check after Castling, Not allowed.
• Condition 5: The King would move via an attacked square, Not allowed.
• To castle correctly, the chess player should follow these 2 steps.

• Step 1: The chess player should move the King 2 squares toward a Rook.
• Step 2: Then he should move the Rook onto the square over which the King crossed.
• Castling is handy: It provides the King Safety and Rook Development.

The following is more details on this chess move to learn: If the King has moved – Castling is Not allowed at all. If the left Rook has moved – Castling Long is Not allowed at all, but Castling Short is still Allowed, and via verse…

If the Rook is being attacked or if the Rook would move via an attacked square, Castling is Allowed. Please remember that Castling is very useful chess move espesially at the beginning of the chess game: It is recommended to castle between the 5th and 10th move.