Winning is not Always Pretty.
So another Tuesday night has come and gone. This time I ventured out to the Charlotte Chess Center to see what the chess players were up to. It turns out the majority of them must have had other plans because it was a pretty light turnout. However, there were plenty of good competitors available to play.
I had the white pieces against Hunter. I had never played against him before this game so I was not sure what to expect but I was hoping for a fun and educational game. I felt like my opponent did not capitalize on my positional issues and played reactively to me instead of trying to force his will upon me. This was even more clear when we had the post-game analysis and every move he said he did because he was unsure about my move(s) and what they meant for him. He felt my position was too much to handle and his thoughts made it a reality. It wasn't the best played game by either of us but even playing ugly and winning is still winning.