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 61)
Southport, England
FIDE rating2441 (July 2022)
Peak rating2530 (January 1995)

Nigel Davies (born 1960) is a Welsh[1] chess Grandmaster, chess coach and writer.

Davies won the British (Under-21) Boys Championship in 1979[2] 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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ "Davies, Nigel R". FIDE. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ Saunders, John. "British Chess Champions 1904-2008". BritBase. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Bitter feuding in the chess world as English grandmaster defects to Wales".

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