Nigel Davies (chess player)

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Nigel Davies
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Full nameNigel Rodney Davies
Born (1960-07-31) 31 July 1960 (age 59)
Southport, England
FIDE rating2483 (January 2020)
Peak Elo rating2530 (January 1995)

Nigel Davies (born 1960) is an English chess Grandmaster, chess coach and writer.

Davies won the British (Under-21) Boys Championship in 1979[1] and the British Rapidplay Chess Championship in 1987.

In July 2015 Davies transferred his FIDE registration from England to Wales and will become eligible to represent them internationally.[2]

Davies is also a keen practitioner of Tai Chi and Qigong, and is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.[citation needed]


  • Davies, Nigel (1998). The Chess Player's Battle Manual. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-7043-7.
  • Davies, Nigel (1998). The Power Chess Program. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8415-2.
  • Davies, Nigel (2002). The Grünfeld Defence. Everyman Chess. ISBN 1-85744-239-3.
  • Davies, Nigel (2003). The Veresov. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857443356.
  • Davies, Nigel (2004). The Dynamic Reti. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857443523.
  • Davies, Nigel (2005). The Trompowsky. Everyman Chess. ISBN 1857443764.
  • Davies, Nigel (2008). King’s Indian Attack. Hamburg: ChessBase. ISBN 978-3-86681-071-6.
  • Davies, Nigel (2008). Starting Out: The Modern. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857445664.
  • Davies, Nigel (2009). Play the Catalan. Gloucester Publishers plc (formerly Everyman Publishers plc). ISBN 9781857445916.

ChessBase DVDs[edit]

Nigel Davies has also authored a large number of chess DVDs


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