Daniel King's Power Play Show: Giri vs Carlsen

by Daniel King
11/27/2020 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at a game from the Skilling Open, in which Magnus Carlsen defeated his old rival Anish Giri in a positional masterpiece. | Power Play is on air most Fridays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 13:00 ET). All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer. | Photo: Champions Chess Tour | Archive

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Rivals: Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri

Daniel King: "As my main game I am featuring Giri-Carlsen from the Champions Chess Tour series, which is another positional masterpiece from Carlsen - add it to the long list. I also consider another game from the tournament (Aronian-Nepo), featuring a missed opportunity."

Here's a warm-up: What did Carlsen play and why?


There are also the usual problems, one of them composed by Mrs T.B.Rowland, born as Frideswide Fanny Beechey in Galway, Ireland, on April 18, 1845.

In 1882 she was the first woman to win a prize in a chess-problem composing competition. The British Chess Magazine of 1883, on page 30, noted that a "Chess Department" had commenced, edited by Miss Beechey, in a new weekly publication, the Matlock Register, the first edition of which was dated 08/12/1882. The BCM suggested this was the first such
column to be edited by a lady.


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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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