Checkmate ends the game – that’s an undeniable fact. 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. In this second DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King looks at attacking play and asks, what makes for a successful attack?
At the end of the DVD you can test your attacking and defensive skills by examining
a series of specially selected test positions. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer.
Video running time: 4h 56min
Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years. During that time he has represented his country on many occasions, including an historic match victory over the Soviet Union in Reykjavik, 1990. At the same time he has distinguished himself as a coach, helping many of England‘s younger generation to achieve their potential. Besides his chess career, he has built up a reputation as a commentator on television, radio and the internet. He is also an award-winning author of more than 15 books.
Example video (2:41)
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.