Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Two centuries old, but still fresh

by Daniel King
10/14/2022 – In his Power Play Show, Daniel King analyses a game from the US Championship between Awonder Liang and Levon Aronian. The origins of the opening go back 200 years, but something fresh was still created on the board. | 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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Still fresh

I’m looking at a game from the 2022 US Championship between Awonder Liang and Levon Aronian. The origins of the opening go back 200 years — to the romantic era — but something fresh was still created on the board!

What’s best for White in this position?

 

And here’s a study to get your creative juices flowing.

 

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.


This week’s show


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.


Links


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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