Daniel King's Power Play Show: A brilliancy by Jan Timman

by Daniel King
9/11/2020 – In this Power Play Show Grandmaster Daniel King looks at a brilliancy prize win from Jan Timman that he featured in his latest book 'Timman's Triumphs - My 100 Best Games'. | Power Play is on air most Fridays at 17:00 UK (18:00 CEST, 11:00 EST) on playchess.com. All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer. | Photo: Frans Peeters

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Daniel King: "After the Timman game I'm going to mess with your head. Deep Mind have just released a new paper exploring chess variants with the help of AlphaZero. I'm looking at one of those games featuring Torpedo Chess, in which pawns are allowed to move two squares, but not just from their starting positions. Mindblowing and good fun!"


And here's a little chess problem: White to play and mate in 3!


Try your own moves!

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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.


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