Lajos Portisch Interview

Chessbase have published an interesting inteview with Lajos Portisch; you can find part 1 here and part 2 here. One particularly interesting aspect is his suggestion that we should shorten the time limit for the first 30 moves and then have more time for the game later on. This would foster good endgame play, which isn’t the case at the moment. It would also increase the value of surprise and risk taking in the opening.

Needless to say I couldn’t agree more. And here’s a brilliant attacking game by the Hungarian maestro.

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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Besides teaching chess, Nigel is a registered tai chi and qigong instructor and runs several weekly classes.