Who’s Winning?

I must admit to not having followed the Candidates Tournament in London too closely; it’s a far cry from my own chess efforts in helping older improvers plus my own ten year old son. Having said that it’s good to see that the two players who are leading (Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian) exemplify my philosophy of excelling in core skills. This should make those who spend their time studying opening theory think twice about the efficacy of their approach. Probably it won’t.

There are lots of entertaining videos on the official site, here’s one from Youtube featuring the two leaders:

Nigel Davies


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: