Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Rapid Attacks

by Daniel King
1/7/2022 – In his first Power Play Show of 2022 Daniel King looks at games by the winners of the Women's World Rapid - Aleksandra Kosteniuk; and the Women's World Blitz - Bibisara Assaubayeva. Daniel also shows a nice study by Leonid Kubbel (not too difficult!). | 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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Warm-up: White attacks and Black threatens to queen her d-pawn. But it was White to move. What did Alexandra Kosteniuk do?


The 17-year old Bibisara Assaubayeva from Kazakhstan was the surprise winner of the Women's World Blitz Championship 2021. The position below is from her game against Alexandra Kosteniuk. How did Assaubayeva continue?


To conclude, here's the study by Leonid Kubbel:


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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