Post Mortems

Post mortems can be an interesting learning opportunity, and not necessarily our own. You can learn a lot about how strong players think by watching them analyse after a game.

Of course the greatest opportunity to learn comes when we analyse with a stronger player right after we’ve played them. And as this is most likely to happen if they’ve just won it pays to be a gracious loser.

Here are two well known GM body builders conducting a post mortem, Sergei Tiviakov and Fabiano Caruana.


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: