Power Play on the Candidates

by Daniel King
3/28/2018 – GM Daniel King was, of course, one of our round-up show hosts, but he also covered the Candidates Tournament in Berlin round-by-round for his Power Play YouTube Channel, culminating in extensive reporting from on-site for the final two rounds. In case you missed some of his great work, we present it here in one convenient place. Grandmaster analysis in easily digestible bites.

Power Play Vol.23 and 24 Power Play Vol.23 and 24

On this DVD, Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD and against the Catalan. The repertoire is demonstrated in 20 stem games, covering all White's major systems.


GM Daniel King "Power Playlist"

Daniel King reported from Berlin for Der Spiegel in cooperation with ChessBase. King's last report from round 14 features GMs Anatoly Vaisser, Levon Aronian, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana and his second Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

Round 14 report

Game of the day: Grischuk 0-1 Caruana

Round 13 report

The penultimate round was both exciting and surprising, setting up the tense finale. King's report includes comments from Caruana, Karjakin, Miguel Illescas, and Anatoly Vaisser. 

Game of the Day: Caruana 1-0 Aronian

Round 12

The culmination of Karjakin's stunning comeback, after being no less than two full points behind the leader, was capped off by this crucial win, which set the tournament on the road to a dramatic final.

Karjakin 1-0 Caruana

The complete Candidates 2018 Power Playlist

All 23 videos from Daniel King in chronological order beginning with tournament previews.

Click or tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner to select additional videos from the list


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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