Daniel King: Powerplay 28: Tactic Toolbox King’s Gambit
The King's Gambit is a tactical opening, a very tactical opening. This is one reason why the opening was so popular in the past and why the opening is still attractive. On his new DVD Daniel King shows you typical tactical patterns of the King's Gambit that help you to understand the opening better and that will sharpen your tactical skills. Recently former World Rapid Champion Vasyl Ivanchuk played King's Gambit successfully against Peter Leko in Legends of Chess online tournament and won the game. What better way to learn the King's Gambit than from the King himself? Also checkout Powerplay 27: The King's Gambit by Daniel King. Enjoy, have fun and get better! Photo: ChessBase
The Tactic Turbo for the King's Gambit
In the King’s Gambit, there is action in the centre right from the start, so tactics play a massive part in the game. Daniel King presents 50 puzzle positions in video format, all arising from the King’s Gambit. They feature typical tactics from the opening, so this is a great way of becoming familiar with the tricks and traps that you can set your opponent Many of the puzzles have been selected on the basis of the repertoire for White that Daniel King recommends in Power Play 27, so you can also use this DVD as a refresher course. Apart from anything else, these puzzles are simply good exercises in calculation. In some of the positions you’ll have to find just one move using the interactive software. In some of the games there will be a follow-up question too. There is also a database of games featuring 101 supplementary puzzles for you to solve.
+ 50 puzzle positions in interactive video format
+ Clear explanation of tactical themes
+ Refresher of King’s Gambit repertoire
+ 101 supplementary puzzles to solve
• Video running time: 3 hours 35 minutes (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with more examples
Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 / 8 or 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11 and internet connection for program activation.
About Daniel King
Daniel King is a Grandmaster from England. He has been a professional chessplayer for over 25 years representing his country on numerous occasions. Acclaimed as a coach, broadcaster, and commentator of major tournaments, he is one of the few professional players able to break down and explain complex concepts. The Power Play DVD series covers openings, middlegames, endgames, strategy and tactics.