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GM Nigel Davies DVD "E4 for the Creative Attackr
Compiled by fredthebear

Games from the Chessbase Fritz Trainer DVD presented by GM Nigel Davies.

Fredthebear DID NOT ASSEMBLE this collection. Credit belongs to Buddy Revell. Thank you for sharing Buddy Revell! Buddy has been a member since 2007.

Caution: At some distant point, Fredthebear will enhance/convolute this collection with similar games where the opening line branches off.

Sicilian 2.Na3 sure is a bit out there, but it does develop a piece for redeployment!? However, I've always had the philosophy of playing less-than-best lines at the club to camouflage my preferred, well-rehearsed repertoire for clutch tournament games. (If I should lose at the club, simply shrug off the blame on the opening, or my lack of experience/detailed knowledge of it and look forward to the next game. No obsessing over a loss when playing less familiar fringe openings.) I also like to play a whacky zinger in the first round of a rated tournament against a lower rated player, and in the last round if I'm not in the money. So, yes, I have a strong tendency to play "up" or "down" to the particular situation that fits my taste for multiple openings.

Furthermore, I generally tend to play 1.e4 during even years only (although I'll play the Four Knights against youth at anytime for their developmental benefit) and give 1.e4 a rest during odd years. For the odd years, I switch over to the English/Queen's Gambit, the Trompowsky-Hodgson, or Reti/KIA. This switch takes place in the spring, as I don't like to make the leap during the busy winter holidays, which has an important well-attended tournament scheduled for the New Year -- no time to make a change. This calendar planned change-over, like a factory shift change, allows me some controlled variety without abandoning years of preparation and pet lines which are not worn out from over exposure!

It was common for world-record holder George Koltanowski to open 1.d4, 1.e4, with a few 1.f4, and 1.g4 games during the same blindfold simultaneous exhibition. The variety helped him to recall the various positions, for too many similar positions from the same opening approach was most difficult to keep separated in his mind.

So, for me it's 1.e4 on even years (with a plethora of choices therein). Then something else (non-e4) on odd years, with the occasional maligned gambit whenever and wherever to make 'em think I'm half-crazy. Frankly, my regular sparring partners and rivals are thankful I don't always play the same worn out lines year after year after year.

* KG Video: Game Collection: Foxy Openings - King's Gambit

N Davies vs M Surtees, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.Na3 Nc6
V Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.Na3 d6
Shabalov vs S Homa, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! e6 (B20) 1-0 W ends one move ahead.
V Malakhov vs V Milov, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.Na3 g6
M Devereaux vs I Snape, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

French 2.f4 d5 3.e5 c5
V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French 2.f4 d5 3.e5
Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc 2.f4 d5
Lu Xiaosha vs M Sheremetieva, 1995
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc 2.f4 Nf6 (transposition)
N Minev vs Doda, 1963
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 3.f3 e6
V Zvjaginsev vs A A Kharitonov, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 3.f3 g6
N Davies vs G Pieterse, 1991
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 3.f3 dxe4
Smagin vs A Summerscale, 1991
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek Variation 4...d5
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek Variation 4...Bb4 or Bc5
Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek Variation 4th move alternatives
Hector vs C Hartman, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Defence 3.e5 Nfd7
Balashov vs A Shmit, 1975
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine's Defence 3.e5
Adams vs S Agdestein, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Center Counter 2...Qxd5
Kharlov vs S Vokarev, 1998
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 2...Nf6
N Davies vs B Ostenstad, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Others (Nimzowitsch Defense)
Leko vs H Teske, 1995
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 0-1 White springs an oil leak.
V Zvjaginsev vs D Bocharov, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

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