Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Miniatures from the Russian Team Championships

by Daniel King
5/21/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King looks back to the Russian Team Championships in Sochi and presents interesting miniatures, games in which one side quickly collapsed. | 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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Short and sweet

Here are two examples to get you in the mood:


How should Black meet White's system? In the game, Black gets it badly wrong and loses swiftly and spectacularly!


How would you meet White's rapid attack? Black gets it wrong and loses swiftly! Easy to do. I once won in 11 moves, in a proper tournament game, from this position.

And of course, there is another mate in two to solve.


This week

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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