HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Historical knowledge and information regarding our great game.
Kevin Thurlow
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Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:17 pm

"In the FIDE Laws if a player first touched the rook he could still castle, but was supposed to receive a warning."

I played a chap called Botwinnik in 1967 (Simul obviously) and he castled picking up the rook first, which surprised me, but I think it was ok at the time. Or maybe the Laws then were silent on it? I suspect he would have won anyway.

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Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:47 pm

Kevin Thurlow >I played a chap called Botwinnik in 1967 (Simul obviously),

Who was giving the simul?

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