Free Your Mind

If you try to remember you will lose. You must free your ambitious mind.

There’s an incredibly profound message here. There is so much advice out there on how to achieve excellence in a field but real experts operate at a level beyond consciousness. Thus the paradox that trying harder actually makes things worse because the trying leads us to focus on stuff we need to remember rather than letting it happen.


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: