Draw Offers

People don’t often consider the draw offer to be a weapon but it can be a very effective one. This one was my psychological masterpiece using this tactic, my second draw offer being designed to offend my opponent just as I set a nasty trap.

I hasten to add that this is well within the rules and that my opponent was acting like a man who was easy to offend. Chess is war:


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: