Daniel King looks at Tata Steel

by ChessBase
1/18/2017 – During our coverage of the Tata Steel tournament, we have once again enlisted the help of GM Daniel King, who has been producing round-by-round videos in which he recaps the action of the day in the Masters, as well as a close look at one of the games of the round, such as the ultra exciting So-Rapport game of round three. However, he has also been hosting a lengthy daily show on Playchess where all the games get scrutinized. Check out these great videos.

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It would be easy to simply enjoy the wealth of material the organizers are already providing, for which they deserve our heartiest kudos, and toss in a report summarizing the action, however as readers have come to expect, we want the whole experience of following such a great tournament to be as entertaining and informative as possible.

GM Daniel King, who has authored the best-selling Power Play series, is also providing videos every round in which he summarizes the action of the day with some comments on the players, the results, and of course the games. This is then accompanied by a video of his Game of the Day in which he dissects one game that really stood out. In case you have missed them and would like a quick look at what has happened so far, here are the videos for the first four rounds.

Round one


Round one saw only one decisive game by Pavel Eljanov, with a taste of the other players

The Game of the Day is Eljanov-Raaport, a true clash of styles, and fascinating game

Round two

Round two saw the action heat up and three games were decisive. Eljanov won his second, and Carlsen his first.

Daniel King analyzes Magnus Carlsen vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek, a powerful display by the world no. 1

Round three

A very exciting round, though Eljanov and Carlsen were limited to draws

It comes as no surprise that So-Rapport was chosen, though not the only fascinating game of the day

Round four

Another great round in which the three leaders, Eljanov, Carlsen, and So won powerful games

Magnus Carlsen vs Wei Yi, the battle of the prodigies, with a Magnus Masterpiece

If you'd like to see more work by GM Daniel King, be sure to see his many DVDs in the ChessBase Shop, including his ever popular Power Play series:


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