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|Mar-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: that correspondence game was long|
|Mar-07-09|| ||MaxxLange: I really like his "Let's Take A Look" column at Chess Cafe|
|May-27-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
another "little" fan of Nigel: http://kaydensstory.blogspot.com/
|Jan-21-10|| ||whiteshark: Nigel Davies' <Advice on Torture>:|
"Sometimes the market reminds me of playing a worse endgame against someone like Mikhail Gurevich. They move you back and forth, slowly improving their position whilst testing your nerves and patience. The advantage may not be much at first, but when compounded by some small mistakes it becomes much more serious. Strange things start happening when you're put on the rack, opportunities are missed and the mind starts playing tricks."
http://www.dailyspeculations.com/wo..., July 26, 2007
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: During the school days of Nigel Davies, he spent many happy hours, during mathematics lesson, working out the famous knight tour puzzle in the back of his exercise book.|
|Jun-10-10|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
<It's amazing how bad much published analysis is; you discover this when you check it, especially with Fritz running in the background. And once a mistake has been made it is usually copied uncritically by other authors.>
-- Nigel Davies
I feel I'm to blame. ;D
|Oct-21-11|| ||whiteshark: <It's amazing how bad much published analysis is; you discover this when you check it, especially with Fritz running in the background. And once a mistake has been made it is usually copied uncritically by other authors.>|
What a lifemasterish description
|Oct-21-11|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< There are a number of top professionals (e.g. Morozevich & Korchnoi) who have expressed the view that White's supposed advantage in chess does not actually exist. >
-- Nigel Davies
|Oct-21-11|| ||BobCrisp: Imagine being rated 2600+ and still not being the top rated <Nigel> in the world. So unfair.|
|Jul-31-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Davies!
|Jun-13-13|| ||JustAnotherPatzer: Man, i didn't know Davies had been rated as high as 2639! Not saying i credit 'inflation' but that rating is very high even by today's standards, back in the day it was world class.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||FSR: This guy was a born exactly a week before I was.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||HeMateMe: The name inspires chess, comedy and Mod London pop rock. That's a lot for one name. We just need a chess player named David Watts, and we're set.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||mrandersson: Really top bloke and nice guy all round. Had the joy at meeting him at my local club some months back.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Sep-06-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "There are a number of top professionals (e.g. Morozevich & Korchnoi) who have expressed the view that White's supposed advantage in chess does not actually exist." >
With white, Morozevich has won 45.9% (344/750), drawn 33.3% (250/750) and lost 20.8% (156/750). With black, he's won 34.8% (271/778), drew 35.2% (274/778) and lost 29.9% )233/778)
Meanwhile, Korchnoi with white has a split of 48.1%/37.8%/14.1% (1,074/845/315 out of 2,235, which don't seem to add up). With the other pieces, it's 34.0%/45.6%/20.4% (757/1,016/454 out of 2,228 games).
|Jul-31-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 54th birthday to GM Nigel Davies.|
|Jul-31-14|| ||Mating Net: Nigel is an accomplished chess author with a vast collection of books and DVDs. The best part is that he actually plays the lines he advocates. I find this refreshing.|
|Jul-31-14|| ||mrandersson: His young so is starting his own chess playing now. Still young and with a grade under 100(ecf)maybe a watch this space in the next 5 years.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <The vast majority of players will have some degree of laziness in their thoughts both during and in between games; they talk about chess a lot, skim through lots of books but don't actually sit down, get a board and pieces out and analyze chess positions> - Nigel Davies.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <As for the principles of how to improve your game, they can be stated very simply: a) Immerse yourself in chess culture; b) Analyze your own games, avoiding self deception; c) Play in the best tournaments you can get. And that's it> - Nigel Davies.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <What is the difference between chess and other subjects? It's the ever-present reality of the opponent - the guy that tries to defeat our every idea. So the nicely illustrated examples crumble into dust when you read them in a book and then try and use them in practice... unless you've tested them with a zillion 'what-ifs'> - Nigel Davies.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is interesting that a player's 'intuition' normally improves with age (experience) whilst their tactical ability will tend to deteriorate. To me this suggests that there is very little direct connection between these two types of thought; it also suggests that chess is a whole-brained game in which getting experience as early as possible gives you the best chance of having good intuition whilst your left brain is still sharp enough to calculate quickly> - Nigel Davies.|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <If you like the way someone plays a particular opening, check out what they play in other openings too. It could be that you've found a good model whose thinking accords with your own> - Nigel Davies.|
|Dec-23-15|| ||zanzibar: While fruitlessly attempting to search out molasses eating chess masters I came across a recent interview with Davies. |
Apparently, he's switched his federation to Wales, becoming their first ever GM. I believe he did so partially out of frustration with the leadership of the ECF.
From the article:
<[...] on the phone from his home in Southport, Davies suggests the storm over his “defection” had been a little overdone – he had switched to Wales in the summer, and was merely mentioning the fact in his blog en passant. But he did not row back from his criticism of the people running chess in England, by far the strongest of the home nations.
“I thought people were basically clueless,” he says. “They didn’t understand that the decline of chess here is essentially a question of finance, and whether or not there’s an incentive to take chess much further when you’re a teenager and an adult. It takes an enormous amount of effort on every step of the way. If you’ve then got to finance these things – and very often it’s parents financing it – for month after month, year after year, there comes a point where you think: is it worth it, is this going to be a career?” [...]>
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