Chess Style And Openings

Players often think that certain openings ‘suit their style’ but they are usually operating under a misapprehension. Every opening is open to a wide variety of interpretations as can be seen when you look at the wide variety of players who play them.

In the following game we see a dramatic queen sacrifice in the Nimzo-Indian Defence, an opening that is often thought to be the domain of positional players.


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