Resisting Temptation

Here’s one of my 9 year old son’s games from yesterday evening against a strong adult player. One of our jokes is that knights like forking because of their unique move. But then Sam just couldn’t resist the temptation to give the knight his fork on d7.

Falsifying our ideas is not an easy job, most grown ups have a problem with it. And they attempt to build evidence to support their position rather than tearing it down, a tendency which can become even more pronounced when the ego gets involved. But these processes are nonetheless separate, and despite the fact that most Grandmasters are quite well endowed in the ego department they are usually very good falsifiers.


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: