Miniatures For Improvement Purposes

Although I recommended it earlier I’m having second thoughts about the suitability of Du Mont’s 200 Miniature Games for improvement purposes. The problem is that too many of the games seem to be ‘pretty’ mates springing from rather random sequences of moves.

So I’ve been scouring Megabase 2011 for miniatures with a consistent strategic theme and more ‘obvious’ moves for both sides. Here’s one of many that I’ve found and went through this morning with my son. And it feels like there’s a book now brewing….

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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.