Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Action on the g-file

by Daniel King
6/16/2023 – In his new Power Play Show, GM Daniel King looks at the remarkable move ...Rg8 played in the game between Aryan Tari and Nodirbek Abdusattorov at the Norway Chess super-tournament. | 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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I am looking at the remarkable move 7...Rg8 that was played in the game between Tari and Abdusattorov in Norway Chess. A week later, this outrageous experiment was repeated in a game in the Chinese Team Championship, with similarly insane complications.

Watch out, this could be appearing on your board soon!

Jun Zhao and Xiangyu Xu explored the position shortly after, with Jun quickly going for a break in the centre.

And here’s another two-mover.

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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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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