Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Test your attacking play

by Daniel King
6/18/2021 – In this Power Play Show GM Daniel King looks at some attacking games from the Gelfand Challenge, an online rapid round-robin tournament with 20 of the world's best juniors that was won by the Indian Gukesh D. | 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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Attacking moments


Black to play. How did finish Gukesh off from here?


A typical position from the  London System has arisen. With the knight on e4 it looks as though Black is in  control of the situation, but disaster soon occurred. What is White's  slow-motion threat? How should Black defend against it?

And there is a mate in three to solve.


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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.


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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