Changing Tastes

At one time I played the Pirc and Modern Defences almost exclusively before gradually dropping them from the early 1990s, and I think that if I was playing much now they wouldn’t be coming back. Our tastes change as we develop as players and this period coincided with me becoming much more classical.

The following game isn’t a great example of how to play the Pirc but at one time it would have made me wince as I felt Black’s pain. Not any more..


Author: NigelD

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. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: