41 ( +1 | -1 ) SomethingSomething is only a weakness if it can be attacked by the opponent.If you are in control of the kingside and your bishop is guarding the a8-h1 diagonal then the position of the king is probably not difficult at all. In some - maybe most - cases castling into this structure is not wise, but it is also possible that it is done because it is the least of evils (yor queen side pawns has been pushed to gain ground and the opponent has the centre).
16 ( +1 | -1 ) If you want to see......an example of an analogous castled position for Black, check out the 'Forum Game #3' thread. I'm not sure it OughT to have turned out so well for Black... Cheers, Ion
61 ( +1 | -1 ) difficult castled positionsI would like to comment on this, but it is difficult without knowing the position of the entire board. However, I would like to say there are openings where advancing the pawns in front of the castled king is the correct plan. The closed sicilian and certain variations of the Kings Indian defence are prime examples of this. In these positions, however, both sides castler kingside. When the players castle on oposote wings, it is hard to imagine a good reason for advancing these pawns. There is not anything wrong with pawns on f2 g3 and h3, but a pawn on g4 can be attacked much too quickly.