Staying Focused

It seems that there’s some more news to ignore, so try to resist the temptation of visiting this link. If you managed it then well done, you’re well on your way to achieving the kind of focus that is invaluable in improving your chess.

I did click the link but got kind of bored with it. Of course those actually interested in playing for the World Championship are going to have another emotional roller coaster as the system and its organizers change once again.

Getting back to the more important matter of improving our own chess playing (rather than just watching others or various organizational shenanigans), here’s a game from my ‘junior Queen’s Gambit Declined’ file. Please note carefully that I have such a file and it shows how the solid QGD is also an opening with which you can attack:


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: