Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Test your calculation with Wesley So

by Daniel King
3/26/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King looks at a brilliant game from the Magnus Carlsen Invitational featuring brilliant calculation skills by Wesley So. | 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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A brilliant display by Wesley So

Wesley So is leading the overall standings table of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The Filipino-born star finished fourth in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational after losing the match for third place against the world champion himself. Before that, however, he showed brilliant play during the preliminaries. This week, we’ll look at his victory over wunderkind Alireza Firouzja.

How did Wesley win from this position?

 

And a couple of studies. First, the one I set at the end of last week. White to play and draw.

 

The following study was published in Two hundred assorted problems. White to play and mate in two. Can you find the right sequence?

 

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.


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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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