Recovering From Setbacks

This concept has been immortalised throughout history via legends such as Robert the Bruce’s spider. I had my own version of it when I got my first GM norm just months after scoring 3.5/14 in the Hastings Premier, not to mention countless other disasters. But that’s nothing compared to this:

Nicholas Vujicic is right, we’ve just got to keep getting back up no matter what life throws at us. And this chess board is a wonderful testing ground for this, if you keep getting back up you’ll become ever stronger.


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: