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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend

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Pawn structures you should know

Every pawn structure has its typical plans and to know these plans helps you to find your way in these positions. On this DVD Mikhalchishin presents and explains the most common central structures: The Hedgehog, the Maroczy, Hanging pawns and the Isolani.

€29.90

Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompovsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.

€29.90

The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann

On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.

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Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016

In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com.

€9.90

Najdorf Powerbook 2016

The Najdorf Powerbook 2016 is based on a totally incredible number of games: 1.9 million! The lion’s share is provided by the engine room on playchess.com, with the addition of 120 000 games from human experts.

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ChessBase Magazine 173

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Paris and Leuven) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 13 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.

€19.95

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The Power Play Show with GM Daniel King

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.
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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

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:

About the author:

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.
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