Daniel King's Power Play Show: Attack while getting attacked

by Daniel King
10/23/2020 – In this Power Play Show Grandmaster Daniel King looks at a nice chess problem, shows why it is indeed good advice to look for hidden resources, and shows an extraordinary game between Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana from the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament, where both sides conducted a kingside attack - simultaneously. | 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: Lennart Ootes

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Hidden ressources

Every chess player knows that one should always look for hidden resources. After all, this advice is often and freely given. However, in a practical game it is easy to forget this policy, particularly if the position on the board seems to be hopeless or entirely won.

In the following position Black missed a wonderful idea and lost. But he could have used one of Daniel King's favourite themes that has been hotly debated during the last years...  


Try your own moves!

Apart from that there is also a nice little two-mover:


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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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