Going Through The Motions

One of the best ways to make lousy results is to play moves that ‘go through the motions’ rather have a frame of mind in which one is buzzing with passion for chess. This is why it’s good to play when you really you’re really in the mood for a tournament and also why it’s better to spread them out. People tend to get jaded and tired when they play too much.

Opening choice can be significant too because some openings need a fresh mind and creativity. And this is particularly true of the Modern Defence.

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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: