My Games With Yuri Razuvaev

I was quite sad to hear about the death of Yuri Razuvaev, a genuinely nice person and a highly knowledgeable player and coach. I played three games against him and learned much from each encounter.

The second game in particular was of great significance to me as it helped set up my second Grandmaster norm, on this occasion I managed to win by using one of his vulnerable spots (he didn’t like attacks on his king). The other two were demonstrations of Razuvaev’s great knowledge of chess, I was outplayed from the start:


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: