Daniel King: Entertain and instruct

7/12/2016 – English Grandmaster Daniel King knows how to do both: to entertain and to instruct. He does it on many ChessBase DVDs and he does it on his PowerPlayChess YouTube channel. Here he recently reviewed "The Big Book of Chess World Championships" by ChessBase editor André Schulz, an entertaining book rich with stories. But if you prefer instruction to entertainment and happen to search for a good answer to 1.d4 you might want to have a look at King's latest DVDs.

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Daniel King's new DVDs on the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Catalan

Powerplay 23: A repertoire for black with the Queen’s Gambit Declined

The Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is one of the most reliable openings against 1 d4. With a rock of a pawn in the middle of the board, Black refuses to be pushed over in the centre. Establishing central control gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD.

The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games, covering all White’s major systems: 5 Bg5, 5 Bf4, and the Exchange Variation. (Black’s options against the Catalan are explored on another DVD). The Queen’s Gambit Declined is a flexible opening. This DVD explores different systems so that you can keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.

One of the great advantages of playing the QGD is that theory is relatively simple: this opening depends on your understanding of ideas, not tricky variations with counter-intuitive computer moves. Complete games are discussed so that one gains an idea about typical strategies for both sides. More than that, these model games provide inspiration to play the opening.

This is an interactive DVD. At key moments in the games Grandmaster King pauses and puts you on the spot. You will have to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback in further video clips according to the move you chose.

Sample: Daniel King - Power Play 23: A Repertoire for Black with the Queen's Gambit Declined

Powerplay 24: A repertoire for black against the Catalan

The Catalan is a reliable opening for White, but there are ways for Black to shake White out of his com-placency while still maintaining a sound and solid position himself. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5. Keeping central control ultimately gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king. The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games with the system 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 g3 Bb4+. The check proves somewhat awkward for the smooth flow of White’s development. All three of White’s responses (5 Bd2, 5 Nbd2, 5 Nc3) are examined. 4...Bb4+ has been played by Magnus Carlsen of late and has been regularly and successfully employed most notably by Anand and Spassky. A system against the Reti/English 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 e6 3 g3 is also provided.

One of the great advantages of playing this system for Black is that theory is relatively simple: this open-ing depends on your understanding of ideas, not tricky variations with counter-intuitive computer moves. Complete games are discussed so that one gains an idea about typical strategies for both sides. More than that, these model games provide inspiration to play the opening.

This is an interactive DVD. At key moments in the games grandmaster king pauses and puts you on the spot. You will have to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback in further video clips according to the move you chose.

Sample: Daniel King - Power Play 24: A Repertoire for Black against the Catalan

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