Daniel King’s Power Play Show: How an opening develops

by Daniel King
2/17/2023 – In his new Power Play Show, GM Daniel King tells the story of how an opening variation develops, taking as his starting point the spectacular game Giri-Gukesh, Tata Steel Masters 2023. It is interesting that since then, there have been two subsequent games that followed Giri's idea. How did Black fare? Were improvements found? Watch the show to find out! | 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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In the first game, the players followed Giri-Gukesh, Tata Steel Masters 2023, for sixteen moves. But then Garifullina found an improvement. What did she play?


The second game was played in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Munich. But in this game, the Chinese participant Zhu Jiner did not play as well as Garifullina did in the first game. What could Humpy play here?


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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