Daniel King's Power Play Show: Magnus Carlsen and the King's Indian

by Johannes Fischer
7/3/2020 – In this Power Play Show Grandmaster Daniel King takes a look at some tricky pawn endgames but the main focus of the show is on the remarkable King's Indian that Carlsen played against Ding Liren in the Chessable Masters. | Power Play is on air most Fridays at 17:00 UK (18:00 CEST, 11:00 EST) on playchess.com. All the usual puzzles, games and instruction will be on offer. | Photo: Lennart Ootes, Archive

Power Play 27: The King's Gambit Power Play 27: The King's Gambit

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. This DVD contains all you need to know to tackle your opponent.

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Carlsen plays the King's Indian

Daniel King about the show:

"First of all there is a pawn endgame to solve which I hope won't be too taxing.

 

White to play and draw

Then I'll be moving on to another pawn endgame from our old friend Mr Grigoriev, and this is more demanding. It also features one of my favourite themes: the transition from a pawn endgame into a queen endgame and what then transpires.

 

White to play and win

However, the main focus of the show will be the remarkable King's Indian that Carlsen played against Ding Liren in the Chessable Masters. This opening isn't all about hacking!"


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Daniel King is the prolific author of the PowerPlay series which numbers 27 volumes to date.  The King's Gambit is the subject of his most recent DVD.

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Power Play 27: The King's Gambit

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. This DVD contains all you need to know to tackle your opponent.


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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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