Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Highlights from the World Cup

by Daniel King
7/16/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at highlights from the World Cup in Sochi and presents two interesting endgames and a brilliancy with echoes of a famous Fischer victory. | 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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The power of the bishop over the knight

In round 1 of the World Cup in Sochi Michal Krasenkow played against Matej Sebenik and as luck would have it, in both games of their two-game match, a bishop against knight endgame occurred - and in both cases the bishop turned out to be more powerful.

Game 1

 

Game 2

 

However, Krasenkow made better use of his bishop and won the match 1.5-0.5 and advanced to the second round of the World Cup.

Finally, here is a mate in two. Can you find the solution?

 

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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.


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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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