Rust Removal IV: The Return To Long Play!

This last weekend I played in my first long play tournament since 2009, the Open section of the Bolton Congress. I managed to come first on my own with 4 wins and a draw, half a point ahead of a rising star, 14 year old Joseph McPhillips.

The result confirmed that my rust removal attempts are proving successful; I didn’t miss too much, played the positions quite objectively and was very patient. My best game came in the last round which I needed to win after McPhillips was held to a draw.


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: