Pawn Moves Weaken Your King. Not Castling Also Weakens Your King.
This was the 5th round of Tuesday Night Action 30! at the Charlotte Chess Center. I only got to play in the last 3 rounds and I was able to maintain a perfect score. I was really nervous coming into this game because I have been spending all of my free time working on my web development skills. On top of that my opponent had just come off of a great performance in a tournament on Saturday. I knew that I was going to have my hands full and needed to stay focused during the game. After a few weakening pawn moves by my opponent, I felt that the time was right to open up the position. I came out a pawn ahead and the initiative.