Daniel King’s Power Play Show: The King's Gambit lives again

by Daniel King
2/25/2022 – In his Power Play Show, GM Daniel King looks at developments in opening variations that particularly interest him: the Modern Variation of the King's Gambit where Nepomniachtchi continues to score well; and Aronian's handling of the Caro-Kann Exchange Variation. | 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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The Nepo Variation of the King's Gambit. White to play. What's the best move?

 

What would you play here? Many moves have been tried, I bet you won't get Aronian's idea...

To conclude, here’s an endgame puzzle, taken from one of the games Carlsen played at the Airthings Masters - White to play and win:

 

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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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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