Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Can you play like Capablanca?

by Daniel King
4/16/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King continues to look at the World Championship match Capablanca-Lasker played 100 years ago in Havana and invites you to find out whether you can play like Capablanca. | 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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Can you play like Capablanca?

Daniel King: "I will continue my look at the World Championship match from 1921, which finished 100 years ago (almost to the day). You will be tested to find the correct strategy throughout the video."

Here's a warm-up: How did Capablanca continue?


And here is a strange mate in two position by the French composer Alex Casa. Difficult!


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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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