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The Grandmaster
Nigel Davies

Photos Larry Fletcher 2004
Nigel Davies takes on fellow Grandmaster Art Bisguier as Victor Niederhoffer looks on. (2/23/4)

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The common perception of how to 'learn' an opening is to memorize many series of moves by rote, an activity that is guaranteed to make Jack a very dull boy. But good players know something about everything, achieving a broad perspective that allows them to hang their memories on hooks of understanding.  -- Nigel Davies

One of the wonders of the tournament hall is in how the frog pond starts to croak when they think a strong player on the ropes. But the final outcome is rarely what they hope for. -- Nigel Davies


09/28/05: Corr. Game( Davies vs. Wilczek)
09/26/05: Thoughts on Trading and Chess
05/09/05: Modern Benoni Economics
04/27/05: Synthesizing Information
03/27/05: The Chess Player's Nightmare
03/23/05: Emotional Momentum
03/22/05: The Devil Is in the Details
03/18/05: Point Count Chess
02/10/05: Position
02/10/05: Napoleon at Chessboard
02/10/05: When to Attack
02/08/05: Feng Shui Finance
02/01/05: Losing
01/29/05:  Writing It Down
01/27/05:  For the Record
01/27/05: Let's Get Away from the Opening
01/26/05: Game for the Boys
01/26/05: Big, Small and Shaky
01/25/05: The Clustering Illusion
01/20/05:  When Is the Bottom?
01/12/05:  Bronstein: One Cool GM
12/31/04:   Auld Lang Syne
10/28/04:  The Forest and the Trees in Chess
10/23/04:  Chess and Life
10/22/04:  The Link Between Emotion and Technique
10/11/04:  The Chess Scene: Is There a Mate in It for You?
10/11/04:  A Bad Tooth, a Bad Trade: When to Stop the Pain
10/10/04:  Seizing the Initiative
10/10/04:  Sophia Loren
08/16/04:  Reacting to Losses
08/11/04:  Strategy for Dealing With a Mobile Enemy
08/09/04:  Tactics
08/03/04:  Deception in Markets and Chess
08/01/04:  Why Straight Lines Bend
06/30/04:  Deception and the Bad Old Days
06/28/04:  Follow the Rules (And Be Eaten Alive)
02/29/04:  Deception and Chess

Nigel Davies is a trader and an International Chess Grandmaster residing in the United Kingdom. Visit his Web site at www.tigerchess.com.