12/19/2012 – Improvement of your own play is one of the main aims when you are engaged in chess training. GM Daniel King is an expert who can guide you in achieving this goal. In his Power Play show he will present a bunch of practical examples and show you how to handle different kinds of positions, which will help improve your practical results. An example and more information.
The Power Play Show with GM Daniel King
Daniel King, popular author of the Power Play series and many books, has his own show on playchess.com. Once a month he presents
selected games and themes from practical play. You can ask Daniel questions
during the show and you can also just relax, lean back and let yourself be
quietly entertained and instructed.
Recent picture made while his stay to record another Power Play DVD
The following example is from the game Petrosian - Vishnu from the Fujairah Masters 2012 where White is to move to make progress.
Try to find a move or combination of moves that gives White an advantage. The solution will be presented today at 8 pm on playchess.com.
The show starts at 7 p.m. or 19:00h British time = 20:00h CET, 22:00h Moscow,
12:30 a.m. Chennai, 03:00h Beijing, 06:00 a.m. Melbourne, 08:00 a.m. Auckland,
11 a.m. San Francisco, 2 p.m. New York. You can check your location
Here's the official teaser for the Power Play Show:
Daniel King's YouTube channel also features a very interesting interactive format of chess puzzles. One of his recent puzzles dealt with a position from the Women's World Rapid Championship.
Recently Daniel recorded a clip about the Kasparov - Carlsen encounter in 2004.
Order King’s Power Play DVDs in the ChessBase Shop:
Born 1963, Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years and has
represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the
English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik. King is the author of more than 15 chess
books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players.
He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio and the internet, commentating major
chess events. To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly "Powerplay" show
on the world's largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with
the popular column "Move by Move". King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series
for ChessBase. King lives in London.
12/26/2012 – There are many topics in chess that are difficult to understand. Maurice Ashley
is one of the people who teach these topics in a comprehensive way. His DVD
series is an option that many of our readers know. Now he complements this with
his monthly show on Playchess. Be there when enthusiastic commentary meets hunger
for chess. More information...Discuss
11/13/2012 – Who is the best? Who is the strongest? In chess, right now, the answer is neither Magnus Carlsen, nor Garry Kasparov, the answer is unequivocally: Houdini 3. This ultimate chess guru and oracle brings new options to provide ultrafast tactical analysis plus great endgame play, and the combination with the latest Fritz interface and all its new features is a marriage made in heaven.Discuss
10/26/2014 – The FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent is one of the last strong GM tournaments of the year. The two best players of the series will be qualifying for the next Candidates Matches. Daniel King is commenting live on the games starting at 12 pm. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free!
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The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. The 69 exercises on this DVD are taken from grandmaster games and show tactical ideas that are typical for the Grünfeld.
Success in the English is based upon understanding the plans and ideas available within this interesting opening. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that-the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence!
The aim of this course is to help you understand how you to make tactical opportunities arise as well as to sharpen your tactical vision - these selected lectures will help to foster your overall tactical understanding.
Two historic tournaments in one issue! The Chess Olympiad in Tromsø ended with first Gold for China, and Caruana triumphed at the Sinquefield-Cup with 8,5 out of 10. Olympiad-special: Several hours of video analysis and interviews. 11 new opening articles
Treat yourself to a little extra! Shirov demonstrates by a game against Volokitin (Kalashnikov Variation) how a strategic game can turn into a dynamic clash. Plus videos by IM Ris and IM Lilov. And 35.205 games from all over the world.