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Victorian Chess. Play Victorian Chess on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2019-11-12 UTC

In the greater scheme of things it makes not so much sense, though. The purpose of castling was to efficiently cater to the common desire to get the King to safety without locking any non-jumping pieces in the corner. There is only little safety so far away from the corner, and a few extra King moves must almost certainly follow, partly defeating the purpose. Q-side castling in orthoChess is already only borderline useful, and not done very frequently, because you end up on c1 rather than b1. And you still lock in the Queen.