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ctrl-reset 45 ( +1 | -1 )
Can you castle through a aptch guarded by a Bishop As per my question, if my Bishop is guarding the line between a Rook and a King, can the King still castle? I thought not, but it happened in my game :

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Is this a system bug? Or have I got my chess rules all mixed up?

parrvert 31 ( +1 | -1 )
that move is allowed the rook is allowed to pass through a square controlled by the other player, the king is not allowed to.

I did read that there was an incident when a famous player (I can't remember who) wasn't sure if the rook was allowed to pass through a square controlled by his opponent and had to ask! I don't know if this is true though.
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brobishkin 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Problem?... The thing a King can not do while castling, is pass through check... If you look very carefully... Whites King did not pass through check while he castled... The "b1" is not even touched remotely by the King... Therefore it is a perfectly legal move...

ctrl-reset 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Oh I see.. Thanks parrvert for the explanation. I guess I dont know my chess rules well enough.

cairo 23 ( +1 | -1 )
There is no bug!

When white castle to the Queenside, he did not pass any treaten squares by black, with his King!

Everything is as it should be, so carry on :-))

Best wishes
cairo 35 ( +1 | -1 )
My goodness, look all the answers almost at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, that famous player your thinking about parvert, would have been Viktor Kortchnoi!

Best wishes
ctrl-reset 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Thank you.. Thanks for the replies. I was unsure. And all these years I could have castled but I didnt because of a similar position :)
Well, thanks for the lesson.
brucehum 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Don't worry about not knowing all them chess rules Even Leko, in his game in Linares with Kasparov, asked for a draw wrongly!

And we are talking about a world championship contender, and a professional!
parrvert 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Cairo You would have thought that to become one of the world's top chess players you have to at least know the rules. Maybe chess isn't as difficult as I thought...
noswonky 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, it was Kortchnoi Look at this page, game 24 question 7.

"Which world famous Grandmaster in a Candidates Match stunned an audience by getting up and asking the arbiter whether he could castle if his rook was attacked?"

I've also heard that when he was asked why he didn't know the rule, he said something like: "That situation has never come up before".
ctrl-reset 6 ( +1 | -1 )
:) It's good to know that my question wasnt a dumb one.
cairo 17 ( +1 | -1 )
There is no such things as dumb questions, only dumb answers :-))

Best wishes