Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Magic moments from Pragg vs Carlsen

by Daniel King
8/26/2022 – In his Power Play Show, Daniel King examines critical and instructive moments from the exciting match between rising star Praggnanandhaa and world champion Magnus Carlsen from the FTX Crypto Cup tournament in Miami. | 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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Pragg beats Carlsen

In a battle of generations, Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen fought neck-and-neck for first place at the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami. In the end, the world champion won the tournament, but Pragg got to beat him in their last-round direct encounter!

What did Carlsen play here with black?


Black to play. What is the connection between this position and the Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen game above?


And a mate-in-two problem first published near the end of the 19th century.


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.