Can You Castle Out Of Check? — And Some Basic Strategy About Making Trades



You cannot castle through check.  You cannot castle into check.  And you cannot castle out of check.

Since that makes for a short blog post, I’ll also say– The opening is when knights are most valuable.  This is because they do well when the board is cluttered, but it takes them a long time to cross an empty board.  Rooks and the queen become more useful as pieces are cleared off the board.  Bishops are useful throughout the game.  Therefore to trade in the opening your knight for the opponent’s bishop is a pretty good trade!

That’s very basic advice, but hey — this is a short little blog post.

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Published in: on July 13, 2012 at 9:28 am  Comments (1)  
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