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Castle Early and Often
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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O, My Friends, these be perilous times! Wars, Famine, Disease, Baby Yoda -- all swirl about our heads in a riotous cacophony of Death and Destruction! Can it be any wonder that we mere mortals cower at home behind our Paper Masks and Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers?

Yet there remain some souls -- Brave, Courageous, Bold -- who face the dangers head-on; who laugh in the face of disaster; who boldly go forth into the Unimaginable, safety but a faint dream!

Such are the Chess Players who do not castle until after move 30.

These are their stories.

31.0-0
Navara vs J Novacek, 1996
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 68 moves, 1-0

48...0-0
M Neshewat vs R R Garrison, 1994 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 56 moves, 0-1

48...0-0-0
Somogyi vs R Black, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 0-1

46.0-0
M Bobotsov vs Ivkov, 1966 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

44.0-0
J Mishook vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

41.0-0
Pavasovic vs J Grigorov, 1997
(B10) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

41.0-0
Bronstein vs M Todorcevic, 1987
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

38,909
D Olofsson vs G Cardelli, 2002
(B33) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

38.0-0
N Gurieli vs J M Hodgson, 1997
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

38.0-0
Negi vs Lagno, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 53 moves, 1-0

38.0-0
O Phillips vs H Groffen, 2008
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

37.0-0
Ivkov vs B Toth, 1973
(E92) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

37.0-0
Bacrot vs D Mastrovasilis, 1992 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

37.0-0
H Richards vs M Szymanska, 2001
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

37.0-0
V Shinkevich vs J Tihonov, 2002
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

37.0-0
A Flaata vs Toan Thanh Pham, 2009
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

36.0-0
Yates vs Alekhine, 1930 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 0-1

36.0-0
S Agdestein vs Ljubojevic, 1988 
(A61) Benoni, 38 moves, 1-0

36.0-0
S Kuharenko vs S Cherednichenko, 2000
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

35.0-0
Ljubojevic vs Timman, 1989
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 0-1

35.0-0
D Marholev vs O Danielian, 2006
(A26) English, 40 moves, 1-0

34.0-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs Pkhakadze, 1980
(E73) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

34.0-0
Ivkov vs R Britton, 1993
(E90) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

34.0-0-0
Kharlov vs Dvoirys, 1994
(B20) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

34.0-0
V Babula vs Hracek, 1996
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

34.0-0
A M Mikhalevski vs A Greenfeld, 1999
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 40 moves, 0-1

34.0-0
J Ye vs Filippov, 2000
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 47 moves, 1-0

34.0-0
T Yilmaz vs A Mastrovasilis, 2004
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

34.0-0
K Tjolsen vs H Groetz, 2009
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
Bird vs Chigorin, 1889 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

33.0-0
C S Howell vs E Delmar, 1908
(C13) French, 61 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
M Basman vs F Parr, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
I Hausner vs J Ambroz, 1973
(A57) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

33.0-0
D B Gurevich vs Balashov, 1974
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
Ujtelky vs G Marosi, 1978
(A36) English, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

33.0-0
Miodrag Stojnic vs Pavasovic, 1993
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
Yurtaev vs R Kempinski, 1998
(E70) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2000
(B33) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

33.0-0
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs M Karttunen, 2000
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

33.0-0
Y Krupenski vs H Rosenvald, 2001
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
W So vs P Pazos Gambarrotti, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 1-0

33.0-0
R Swinkels vs Skripchenko, 2009
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

33...0-0 34.0-0
Sila Caglar vs S Gvetadze, 2017 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
R Scott vs C Piccardt, 1923
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
Vladimir Petrov vs Keres, 1936
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

32.0-0
Balashov vs Gulko, 1974
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

32.0-0
D Allan vs L Day, 1975
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
Ashley vs Psakhis, 1990
(A21) English, 33 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
J Ferguson vs L Day, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 73 moves, 1-0

32,909
A M Galliamova vs B Makovetsky, 1995
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
G Kacheishvili vs Anastasian, 1997
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 52 moves, 0-1

32.0-0`
G Welling vs J Voormans, 1998
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

32.,0-0
S K Rathore vs Ramesh, 1999
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 87 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
J Horvath vs Z Varga, 2000
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
M Al Sayed vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2000
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
S Meenakshi vs G V Wijesuriya, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
M Scekic vs L Cyborowski, 2003
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
N Paikidze vs D E Cori Tello, 2003
(E73) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
S Volkov vs B Kantsler, 2003
(E92) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
L Ross vs E Tate, 2006
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

32.0-0
A Stefanova vs I Ionica, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
Ftacnik vs D Baramidze, 2007
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

32.0-0
I Kurnosov vs A Braun, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

32.0-0
B Seitz vs M Schoene, 2010
(E92) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

31.0-0-0
J Mason vs Gossip, 1889
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
F Apsenieks vs A Louis, 1925 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
P Rethy vs L Steiner, 1933
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
V Makogonov vs Flohr, 1942 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
G Kluger vs J Hajtun, 1966
(A56) Benoni Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

31.0-0-0
Doda vs Sliwa, 1967
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 84 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
Furman vs V Zilberstein, 1972
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
Kavalek vs Quinteros, 1973
(A56) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
P Ferrer Lucas vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1973
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
I Efimov vs A Machulsky, 1979
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
H Van Riemsdijk vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 40 moves, 1-0

31.0-0-0
Keene vs M Fuller, 1979  
(E91) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Ivkov vs M Hennigan, 1990
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
Bagirov vs R Odendahl, 1990
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 61 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
P Nikolic vs Smirin, 1992
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 49 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Movsesian vs R Kirilov, 1992
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Ehlvest vs Krasenkow, 1993
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Krasenkow vs Kupreichik, 1993 
(E90) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
P Vandevoort vs Ljubojevic, 1994
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
H Groffen vs G Horvath, 1997 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
J Cervenka vs J Vokral, 1998 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
V Dobrov vs V N Kozlov, 1999
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
A Mauro vs V Bukal, 2001
(C15) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
G Salem vs R Bagirov, 2001
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
E Najer vs K Jedryczka, 2001
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Jernej Novak vs G Novak, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
F R Lund vs J L Hammer, 2001
(A20) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
E Van Seben vs J W Schoonhoven, 2002
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 72 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
D Barua vs M R Venkatesh, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
T Pastor vs D Olofsson, 2004
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2004
(B33) Sicilian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
Kachiani-Gersinska vs T Nguyen, 2004
(E73) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
A Veszpremi vs T Fodor Jr, 2005
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
Y Meshkov vs T Bondar, 2005
(A25) English, 57 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
S Matveeva vs J Movsesian, 2005
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
T Nyback vs E Inarkiev, 2006
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
A Butnorius vs Speelman, 2007
(A10) English, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
D Boros vs G Spiess, 2007
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
V Dikic vs B Dizdarevic, 2008
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
Hertneck vs M Korman, 2009
(A25) English, 43 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
V Zolotukhin vs R Pogorelov, 2009
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

31.0-0
S Maroroa vs P Garbett, 2009
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.0-0
G Bishop vs J Arnott, 2009
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
I Nepomniachtchi vs V Yemelin, 2009 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
A Donchenko vs M de Jong, 2010
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

31.0-0
K Lie vs Robson, 2010
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

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