Daniel King’s Power Play Show: The new King's Indian

by Daniel King
1/29/2021 – In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King is focusing on the stylish game between Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Fabiano Caruana from round 9 of the Tata Steel Tournament, where the World #2 employed a daring and surprising strategy in the King's Indian. | 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.

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The new King's Indian

What did Fabiano Caruana play in this position?


This position arose from an orthodox King's Indian where Caruana played a side line: 7...Bg4. I discuss this move and present what I believe White should play against it.

And here's a study. White to play and draw.


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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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