King On The Run

The following dramatic game was played during my best ever tournament win in which I went half a point over the GM norm. King hunts tend to fill the books because they supposedly illustrate the triumph of brilliance over materialism. But they can be quite unrepresentative of ‘real life’ because sometimes the king gets away.


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: