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Power Play 1 - Mating Patterns
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Power Play 1 Mating Patterns
Power Play 2 - Attacking the king
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Checkmate ends the game thats an undeniable fact.<br><br>Yet one sometimes gains the impression that players who gleefully and unashamedly play for the attack are treated as a joke by their colleagues. Launching a successful attack is a skillful business that often demands great creativity. And like most themes in chess, this is a skill that can be honed and polished.<br><br>In this second DVD ...
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Power Play 2 Attacking the king
Power Play 3 - Pawn storm
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Launching a successful attack is a skilful business that often demands great creativity.<br><br> And like most themes in chess, this is a skill that can be honed and polished. In this 3rd DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King examines more devilish methods of attacking the castled king this time by means of a pawn storm. But which is the right pawn to use? And when is the right ...
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Power Play 3 Pawn storm
Power Play 4 - Start Right
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In this day and age of opening databases you might be surprised to find players getting caught out in the opening. Yet one sees it all the time. Players take liberties they grab a hot pawn, attempt a complicated maneuver, or simply develop their pieces inefficiently. Whatever our playing strength, we need to take care in the opening. This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening p...
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Power Play 4 Start Right
Power Play 5 - Pawns
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You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won't always be able to apply these skills when you play. If a game takes on a quieter nature, it is crucial that you develop an understanding of pawn structures, pawn play and pawn weaknesses. In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn...
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Power Play 5 Pawns
Power Play 7 - Improve your pieces
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Why is maneuvering important, and in what circumstances should we consider maneuvering rather than another course of action? In this 7th Power Play DVD, Daniel King helps you to recognise when a piece is poorly placed and what to do about it. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone l...
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Power Play 7 Improve your pieces
Power Play 17 - Attack with 1.e4
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This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against the four major defences to 1.e4 that is, 1...e5, the Sicilian, the French, and the Caro Kann. These systems will put your opponent under pressure, and when players are under pressure, mistakes occur. This is a practical repertoire if we study openings we want to be sure to use them in our games. For example 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 B...
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Power Play 17 Attack with 1 e4
Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf  a repertoire for Black
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The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire with success. Grandmaster Daniel King is a life-long practitioner of the Najdorf. On this DVD he explains the fundamental principles of the opening and offers a repertoire of systems for Black against all of Whites m...
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Power Play 18 The Sicilian Najdorf a repertoire for Black
Power Play 6 - Pawns, Pieces & Plans
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If you want to be a well-rounded chess player, it is vital that you have a good understanding of positional play. In this 6th Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses three classic questions:<br><br> the Isolated Queens Pawn central passed pawns when to exchange pawns (and when not to exchange pawns<br><br> In each case, the slightest difference in the placement of pieces can make a massive differ...
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Power Play 6 Pawns Pieces Plans
Power Play 8 - Knights and Bishops
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When we are starting out in chess we are told that knights and bishops both have a value of three points, but it is quite clear that in some positions a bishop is clearly superior to a knight - and vice versa. After watching this 8th Power Play DVD youll have a better idea of how to play positions with knights and bishops what to look for, what to avoid, and how to place your pawns. Throughout ...
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Power Play 8 Knights and Bishops
Power Play 9 - major pieces vs. minor pieces
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In this 9th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King discusses the theme of Major Pieces v. Minor Pieces. In other words, positions with the material balance of queen against rook and minor piece, queen against two rooks, and rook against minor pieces, including exchange sacrifices. Sometimes a queen or rook is like an all-powerful giant, striding across the chessboard. So how can you best defend...
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Power Play 9 major pieces vs minor pieces
Power Play 10 - Calculation
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You play 20 moves of elegant positional chess - but throw the game away by miscalculating. To play a good game of chess you must know how to calculate. The ability to calculate is not something that chessplayers are born with. Calculation is a core skill that can be improved through practice. In this 10th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to assess how good you are at calcula...
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Power Play 10 Calculation
Power Play 11 - Defence
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There is a seeming inevitability to many defeats one side has the initiative, goes on the attack and from that moment it is very difficult to turn back the tide. In this 11th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to identify those key moments where there is potential danger. The secret to good defensive play is to avoid falling into a passive defensive position! Throughout the DV...
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Power Play 11 Defence
Power Play 12 - The Hedgehog
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The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system. A system that can be used against 1 c4, against 1 e4 and also 1 d4. Some players, such as the Swedish Grandmaster Ulf Andersson, appear to play very little else with the black pieces. Blacks pieces curl up behind a row of pawns on the third rank and invite White to attack at which point they spring out from behind the barricades to give the a...
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Power Play 12 The Hedgehog
Power Play 13 - The squeeze
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What is a squeeze? When you take control of a game, deprive your opponent of counterplay and slowly squeeze the life out of your opponent. The motto of the squeeze could be: To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. from The Art of War, Sun Tzu, Chinese general, born c. 500 BC This DVD will help you t...
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Power Play 13 The squeeze
Power Play 14 - Test Your Tactics
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On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King:<br><br> demonstrates typical tactical patterns shows how strong players use their tactical awareness puts your tactical abilities to the test<br><br> But this is a test with a difference. Although the emphasis is on tactics, there are also positions that require a strategic solution. You dont know whats coming next...<br><br> When we are discussing tactics, ...
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Power Play 14 Test Your Tactics
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