The Power Play Show: A classic attacking display

by Daniel King
2/7/2020 – The Power Play Show returns live this week. Grandmaster Daniel King looks back to a fine attacking game from the past. Power Play is live most Fridays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, Noon EST) on playchess.com. 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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Going back in time

Today I will be riffing off game seven of the famous Fischer-Petrosian match in which Petrosian played into a worse endgame, and looking at a line where Black keeps the queens on the board.

This shows what Petrosian was afraid of and is a powerful demonstration of the initiative. Calculation required.

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

 

How does White force a quick win?


This week

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Live Fridays, at 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET / Noon EST


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 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.


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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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