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I love the accents on this video, reminding me of how myself and other young ‘Engleesh’ International Masters (Mishkos Pein and Levitt) used to spend entire tournaments attempting to imitate Vlastimil Hort.

The openings shown are very common at junior level, and I like the trappy 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nd4 6.d6 Qxd6 7.Nxf7 Qc6 8.Nxh8 Qxg2, just winning for Black. But note that after 5…Nxd5 the best move is 6.d4! and not 6.Nxf7, which will come as a surprise to many.


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: