Castling late in the game

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Castling late in the game

Postby PeterWilliams » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:40 pm

I am intrigued, does anyone happen to know a game that had the most number of moves before one side castled? I have found a game where White did not castle untill move 40. The game was: Blatny-Stripunsky 1996.

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Re: Castling late in the game

Postby Alex Holowczak » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:44 pm

I think there was an instance of castling later than move 40 at Gibraltar one year. What made it especially odd was that that was the third instance of castling in the game! It was mentioned on here some time ago.

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Re: Castling late in the game

Postby Alan Walton » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:10 pm

I had a U150 County game many years ago where I castle a couple of moves (can't verify the exact move as I am at work) after the time control, which was move 40.

From what I remember it was the only move which won the game, all other moves led to him having perpetual checks

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Re: Castling late in the game

Postby Ian Kingston » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:20 pm

According to Tim Krabbé, the joint record holders are Neshewat-Garrison, Detroit 1994, and Somogyi-Black, New York 2002, both on Black's 48th move:

http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records/records.htm

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Re: Castling late in the game

Postby Matt Mackenzie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:09 pm

Bobotsov-Ivkov, Beverwijk 1966 (46 0-0) held the record for many years - and may well still be the latest involving GMs.
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Re: Castling late in the game

Postby PeterWilliams » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Thanks everyone for your replies :)


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