The Power Play Show: Ju Wenjun vs Goryachkina

by Daniel King
1/10/2020 – Power Play in 2020! On the show today: Ju Wenjun - Goryachkina. Power Play is live most Fridays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, Noon EST) on You can watch the episode live for free! All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer. Puzzle and the live video...

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The match so far

On the Power Play Show tonight: Ju Wenjun - Goryachkina. If we have time, there will be a bit of Alireza Firouzja magic too...

For a little warm-up, here's a position to solve.


How did Ju Wenjun win from this position? This is an exquisite endgame, with great similarities to studies we have been considering on the show over the past few months.

This week

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Previous shows

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Daniel King is the prolific author of the PowerPlay series which numbers 26 volumes to date. The subject of his most recent DVD is "Checkmate Challenge"

Here's a teaser:

Powerplay 26: Checkmate Challenge — essential knowledge

Checkmate. That's the aim of the game. There are numerous ways to checkmate the enemy king, but there are common patterns that recur over and over again, and having these at our mental fingertips is essential for when we want to finish the game.


Daniel King is a regular on 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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