Daniel King’s Power Play Show: The artistry of Judit Polgar

by Daniel King
11/13/2020 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at the artistry of Judit Polgar, the best women player in the history of chess. | Power Play is on air most Fridays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 13:00 ET). All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer. | Photo: Global Chess Festival

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Judit Polgar

Daniel King: "To continue to mark the Netflix drama "The Queen’s Gambit’, I am featuring Judit Polgar, the best women player in the history of chess. I will look at some game extracts that showcase her artistry. The main game is a win against Magnus Carlsen - a wild King's Indian.

Here's a warm-up: What did Judit Polgar play in the following position?


And there will another problem by Edith Baird (1859-1924), known in her day as "The Queen of Chess". She composed more than 2000 problems which were published in newspapers all over the world.


Her daughter, Lilian Baird, also composed problems. Here is one example:


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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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