The Power Play Show: The Candidates and a Fischer-Spassky classic

by Daniel King
3/20/2020 – Grandmaster Daniel King was supposed to be in Yekaterinburg now, but will instead take a look at the Candidates from home in London. 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...

Master Class Vol.1: Bobby Fischer Master Class Vol.1: Bobby Fischer

No other World Champion was more infamous both inside and outside the chess world than Bobby Fischer. On this DVD, a team of experts shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion.

Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats. Karsten Müller is not just a leading international endgame expert, but also a true Fischer connoisseur.

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Throwback to a classic

I'll briefly look at Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding and highlight the similarities with a classic Fischer-Spassky game. Which one...? All will be revealed at 17.00 UK ...

But first: What is the simplest way for White to make a draw?

 

 


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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"

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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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MrPickl3 MrPickl3 3/23/2020 10:37
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Solution to Farago 1977 study:

Took me a few minutes, but the simplest way to draw is sac all the pieces with checks.

1. e5+ Kxe5
2. Nc4+ Bxc4
3. Rxc5 Qxc5
4. d4+ Kxd4 (4…Qxd4 is stalemate)
5. Bf2+ Kd5
6. Bxc5 Draw by Insufficient Material
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