Daniel King’s Power Play Show: The King's Gambit with 3.Bc4

by Daniel King
5/14/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at the Bishop's Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4, an interesting and surprisingly tricky way to play the King's Gambit. | 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 Bishop's Gambit

Daniel King: "The Bishop's Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 - is much trickier than one would imagine and still claims scalps at every level of play. Just look at how Vassily Ivanchuk upsets his opponents by his occasional use of the gambit.

I've been looking at some spectacular wins with the gambit on my YouTube channel this week, so I thought I would take this opportunity to demonstrate how to tackle it. And for that we need to go back to Paul Morphy..."


And of course, there is another mate in two to solve.


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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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