Going Incognito

The internet can be a dangerous place because you never know who’s out there. And the anonymity it offers is used by all sorts of people, including a number of GMs.

I like to play a bit on the net but these days I always go incognito. It’s a great way to keep the rust off and experiment without having to worry that one’s reputation will be shattered by losing to lesser lights.

In the following game I really let my hair down by playing the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian. There was also a serious side to this as I was trying to find out how people were likely to meet it in preparation for my book, Gambiteer I:


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: