Build a 1.d4 Repertoire – GM Nigel Davies

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[caption id="attachment_300387" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/davies_build_a_1.d4_repertoire-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-300387" title="Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/davies_build_a_1.d4_repertoire-1.jpg" alt="Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="300387" /></a> Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies[/caption]

Creating a Repertoire can be a difficult and demanding job, especially for those with limited study time. Attempts to implement a lot of new openings at the same time can set a player adrift in a sea of unknown chess patterns. This in turn can have a catastrophic impact on their game.

On this DVD, <strong>Nigel Davies</strong> explains how to go about this process of building a repertoire the right way, with a minimal amount of stress or sweeping wholesale changes.

Instead of changing everything at once, he proposes that you start out with a <strong>Queen’s Pawn Opening</strong>. Such as the <strong>London System</strong>, <strong>Torre Attack</strong>, or <strong>Colle System</strong> and then build on these openings step by step.

[caption id="attachment_2701925" align="alignleft" width="400"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/build-a-1d4-repertoire-nigel-davies-ss.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2701925 size-full" title="Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/build-a-1d4-repertoire-nigel-davies-ss.jpg" alt="Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies" width="400" height="311" data-wp-pid="2701925" /></a> Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies Screenshot[/caption]

After playing 1.d4 and 2.Nf3 you will gradually introduce lines with 3.c4 whilst acquiring an understanding of the middle games this will lead to.

<strong>Nigel Davies</strong> makes specific recommendations about which variations you should play and the order in which they should be introduced.

In the final stage of their repertoire development players may wish to switch to 1.d4 and 2.c4, but with the groundwork having been properly laid.

At the end of the DVD, <strong>Nigel Davies</strong> explains how to go about this and discusses some of the issues involved.

[caption id="attachment_1829032" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/nigel-davies.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-1829032" title="Nigel Davies" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/nigel-davies.jpg" alt="Nigel Davies" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="1829032" /></a> Grand Master Nigel Davies[/caption]
<h3>About the Author:</h3>
<strong>Nigel Davies </strong>is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach.

He has more than 35 years of tournament experience with 1.d4 and has also advised many of his students on the repertoire-building process.
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Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies
Build a 1.d4 Repertoire – GM Nigel Davies

Creating a Repertoire can be a difficult and demanding job, especially for those with limited study time. Attempts to implement a lot of new openings at the same time can set a player adrift in a sea of unknown chess patterns. This in turn can have a catastrophic impact on their game.

On this DVD, Nigel Davies explains how to go about this process of building a repertoire the right way, with a minimal amount of stress or sweeping wholesale changes.

Instead of changing everything at once, he proposes that you start out with a Queen’s Pawn Opening. Such as the London System, Torre Attack, or Colle System and then build on these openings step by step.

Build a 1.d4 Repertoire - GM Nigel Davies
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After playing 1.d4 and 2.Nf3 you will gradually introduce lines with 3.c4 whilst acquiring an understanding of the middle games this will lead to.

Nigel Davies makes specific recommendations about which variations you should play and the order in which they should be introduced.

In the final stage of their repertoire development players may wish to switch to 1.d4 and 2.c4, but with the groundwork having been properly laid.

At the end of the DVD, Nigel Davies explains how to go about this and discusses some of the issues involved.

Nigel Davies
Grand Master Nigel Davies

About the Author:

Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach.

He has more than 35 years of tournament experience with 1.d4 and has also advised many of his students on the repertoire-building process.

System Requirements:

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive, and internet access for program activation.


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