Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Attack with Pragg

by Daniel King
4/15/2022 – In this week’s edition of the Power Play Show, GM Daniel King features two games played by Praggnanandhaa at the Reykjavik Open. The prodigy’s keen instinct to attack is in full display! | Power Play is on air most Fridays. Watch it on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account. All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer.

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Pragg on the attack

We are all familiarized with the young man from Chennai. At 16, Praggnanandhaa is one of many promising talents emerging from India. Last week, the prodigious teenager showed great fighting spirit to get outright victory at the Reykjavik Open.

Let us now revisit highlights from his performance. In this critical position from the last round game, what is best for White? 


Pragg won six games in Reykjavik. How did he win from here? He had the white pieces.


And here’s a mate-in-three.


Power Play 27 and 28 - The King's Gambit and Tactic Toolbox

Glorious sacrifices, unexpected tactics and checkmating attacks. The King's Gambit is one of the oldest and most romantic openings in the game of chess. These DVDs contain all you need to know to play the King's Gambit.

This week’s show

Previous shows

You’ll find older broadcasts in the Power Play category. To watch these you’ll need a ChessBase Premium Account.

Daniel King is the prolific author of the Power Play series which numbers 28 volumes to date.  The Tactic Turbo for the King’s Gambit is the subject of his most recent DVD.

Here’s a teaser:

Power Play 28: Tactic Toolbox King's Gambit

Daniel King presents 50 puzzle positions in video format, all arising from the King's Gambit. They feature typical tactics from the opening, so this is a great way of becoming familiar with the tricks and traps that you can set your opponent.


Daniel King is a regular on playchess.com. Commentating on live events such as the World Championship or analysing themes for his monthly Power Play Show. He also produces a DVD series called Power Play for ChessBase in the Fritztrainer format.


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