A tough loss

Jun 11, 2010, 8:50 PM |

Here is one of my games from the 2010 Chicago Open Tournament that I competed in last May. I was in the U1700 section and ended the tournament tied for third place with a score of +5 -1 =1. This was my only loss of the tournament, but it was an interesting game that shows that you have to be on your feet when you undergo opposite side castling.

 I hope this game shows that you have to be careful when the kings castle on opposite sides. Both sides have a chance, but the one who mates first will likely win. Anything that can open lines to the enemy king is definitely worth a pawn or two.