A Busy Person’s Opening System – GM Nigel Davies

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A Busy Person’s Opening System - GM Nigel Davies
A Busy Person’s Opening System – GM Nigel Davies

Players with interests and commitments away from the chessboard often find it difficult to compete against those with more study time. Their opponents come to the board armed with the latest chess opening theory and can bash out moves well into the middle game.

On this DVD, Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy-to-learn chess opening system designed for the busy person.

A Busy Person’s Opening System - GM Nigel Davies
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His recommendation of adopting a structure with …d7-d6, …c7-c6 and later …e7-e5 as Black and d2-d3, c2-c3 and e2-e4 as White will enable you to sidestep book lines and reach a middle game position in which native ability is more important.

This approach has many advantages, not least of which is that players who have come to rely on memory can play very badly when are no longer able to use it.

The strategies presented here can also help develop positional understanding and provide important insights into similar chess openings such as the King’s Indian Defence.

Nigel Davies
Grand Master Nigel Davies

About the Author:

Nigel Davies was born in 1960. He has been an International Grandmaster since 1993 and is also a former British Open Quickplay and U21 Champion.

Besides his playing accomplishments, he is an experienced chess coach with a unique understanding of club-level chess. Accordingly, he knows just what is likely to succeed.

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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