Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Pragg and Gukesh grab the prizes

by Daniel King
4/22/2022 – In this week’s edition of the Power Play Show, GM Daniel King continues to look at the fortunes of two extremely talented Indian players, Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh! | 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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Young winners

Two young, talented Indian players are having a great start to the spring. In Reykjavik, Praggnanandhaa came out on top, defeating Gukesh in the final round. They then both travelled on to La Roda in Spain, and this time Gukesh won with 8/9 and Pragg came third with 7/9.

Gukesh defeated Victor Mikhalevski in La Roda’s final round. White to play and win.


And how did Pragg win here with White?


One more from a game by Pragg. How did he continue his initiative? White to play.


And here’s a mate-in-two.


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.

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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.