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Grandmaster Daniel King shares his expertise and passion for the game of chess. It's free to subscribe. If you like these short clips, do check out his Power Play DVD series in the ChessBase shop (link below).

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  • I love your channel, and I have a request. Is it possible to use software which shows the most recent move (as an arrow or coloured squares or something) and doesn't do that "two moves at once" thing? It's often hard to see what just happened, and I find myself backing up and doing a "spot the difference" to figure it out (yes, I know there's a transcript). Your analysis is superb and entertaining, and I'll continue to watch all your videos in any case, but it would make the videos smoother and easier to follow. Thank you.

    • Hi...in that case am I speaking to David Chalcraft...? Regarding the software, it doesn't have that facility, but I do generally highlight the move manually. Sometimes I move a bit too quickly and the moves bunch up - apologies - it is easy to get carried away!

    • P.S. Just donated.

  • GM King, you've undoubtedly seen the recent game by Ding. I'm sure everyone would love to see a video on it.

  • Come on, Daniel. We wanna see your overview of Carlsen's crushing defeat.

  • Thank you for your videos, Daniel. I quite enjoy them :)

  • Hi Daniel! I became a patron last year and it feels great to give a little something back to you, so thanks for opening that opportunity! A question: I would like to have a chess program where I can easily set up typical opening situations and see what the program would recommend - perhaps even with a little explanation of the moves and what to be aware of. Do you know if such a program exists and can you recommend any? (I have no former experience with chess programs allthough I've been an entusiastic chess player for more than 50 years). Best regards Morten Nielsen from Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Who is the best chess player of all time? Yes. We all know who he is. Михаил Нехемьевич Таль.

  • Who is the best chess player of all time? Yes. We all know who he is. Михаил Нехемьевич Таль.

  • Hi Daniel, I really enjoy watching your channel. I wanted to ask you if you're planning to cover Wesley So's games? They were very interesting but there are almost none of his games on youtube.

  • Hi Daniel. Only recently discovered your channel but find it full of great chess information and instruction. Also enjoy your relaxed , good humoured style. Just wanted to ask if you had seen the new Magnus Carlson documentary film and what you thought of it ?

  • thanks for your channel, I am not perfect in the chess, but I love watch your analysis, it is like to go inside the head of chess players and to understand how they think... Love it... thanks

  • Hello, i saw the analysis on "Spiegel TV"(german newspaper) that brought me here. Please could you create a playlist containing the german videos(and if possible create more). Thanks in advance. Of course analysis in german language is far more "lebendig", very good work.

  • I'm wondering if we should be surprised that Karjakin managed to draw the first four games, given that Carlsen has been consistently rated about 100 points higher than him for roughly the past three years. You can see that on chessgraphs.com. The website chessgraphs.com also lets you graph any player's FIDE rating history back to 1970. You can put any FIDE-rated players side-by-side on the same graph. Check it out! Mr. King, thanks for your PowerPlayChess videos, I think they're the best way to follow top level chess!

  • where can we watch the ongoing match?

  • Mr. King, I do hope you'll make a Carlsen - Karjakin preview, like you did with Anand - Carlsen in 2013. I enjoyed that very much :)

  • Please do the Shirov/Rapport game in today's round up - I hope it doesn't fizzle out, currently it seems to be on a knife edge with both players really going for it. Thanks.

  • Happy birthday Mr. King

  • Hi Daniel! I have just downloaded your new Power Play Dvd's and I found amm a little issue, in the DVD which deals with the Catalan you explained a kind of move order which started as an English Opening, but what about the next move order: 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2... White has not played c4 and it's ready to castle and play c4 without having to face the Bb4+, obviously 4...Bb4+ it's really not an option so what can you recommend in that position? (I have face this move order twice, and in that position I played 4..b5!? to avoid c4, but well I would like to hear your opinion :D)

    • I would go with the move order 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 d5. That way 3 g3 is just a poor move as 3...Bf5 gives Black a favourable Slav, so White should play 3 c4 and we are back to 'normal' after 3...e6.

  • Hello Mr King, really love your reviews this is why I permit myself to make a suggestion.I would find very interesting if you would make a serie about feminine chess. And not only Hou Yifan but presenting other ladies making excellent chess :) Also sometimes, I find that you allways prefer victories to draws. But I think some drawes may be very instructive. What do you think? Best regards Jean-Pierre

  • I'm relatively new to the channel, but I really appreciate all your content. I'm learning so much more about Chess! Would you ever consider a video about Kasparov vs The World? I read on wikipedia you commentated during the match, but it would be interesting to see you break the game down now as a retrospective. Either way, love the channel!

    • I understand. Even if there weren't any events, you probably have a list of games that you've always wanted to review that are more interesting or worthy at any rate. But ultimately, whatever you make, I'll watch! Keep up the great work, and thanks!

    • Thanks Jeff. I'll bear your suggestion in mind, but there's lots of other stuff going on at the moment...Bilbao Masters for example!

  • Hey Dan just wanted to let you know that i love your video's and you have such a brilliant personality to make yours the best out there, keep making video's man i get hyped when i see you on the feed!

  • GM King, what do you think about a short tribute to the late Korchnoi? I can't think of anyone better to do it.

  • Hi , I am Sunil From India. I have your Powerplay 18 video on Najdorf . In the video , you suggested 13...00 ("Wenchenju Variation"against the BxNf6 variation. I have just now started playing the Najdorf Variation and wants to know whether this line is still holding its own ? I will be extremely obliged if you can give an update on the variation.Thanks and regards , Sunil

  • Hi Daniel! I would like to suggest the channel to analyze some games from Karjakin and, why not, games between him and Carlsen. ;) Congrats to the channel! Love it!

    • +Victor Alencar Good call. As the match approaches I will definitely be looking at their previous encounters.

  • I've enjoyed your videos for a long time now and decided it was time to donate, but the Paypal link appears to be down.

    • +Daniel Hochee Thanks for the info - I will look into it when things calm down. But in the meantime, thank you for your persistence, and the donation is very much appreciated.

    • +PowerPlayChess I had previously only tried the PayPal link in the page header, but I saw that on the About page you have links for different currencies. The $ link worked for me. The £ link (which is what's in the header) resulted in an "Internal Server Error" from PayPal. Since I'm in the U.S. that was fine and I was able to make a donation, but you may still want to check it out.

    • +Daniel Hochee Thanks. Hmmm...I'll look into that - but try again, others haven't had a problem. Or try Patreon.com - see the link. We would like to encourage viewers to donate a regular amount so we know where we stand. Your call how much.

  • I'd be interested in your feedback on this thread in chess variants on reddit. www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments/4c3hfi/new_variant_i_dreamt_up_would_this_be_any_fun/

  • Absolutely amazing channel! Thanks very much!

  • Are you going to be offering videos covering the candidates tournament? Hope so! I so look forward to the daily detailed recaps you do during these big tournaments. Thanks so much, JP

    • +PowerPlayChess fantastic! No rush-- I know how things can get ;-) Thanks so much-- J.P. Rosensweig

    • +allright12341 Yes, there will be daily reports on the Candidates. Unfortunately there was a lot going on for us on the first day and the report has been delayed. Will be posted shortly!

  • Waiting for your review on Candidate Round 1....

  • I hope you're well Daniel, and I hope you'll cover the women's WC (you know what I mean..) when you have time. Greetings from Norway :)

  • Daniel! Have been missing your commentaries the last couple weeks. Hope all is well.

    • +PowerPlayChess Happy to hear! I look forward to them

    • +Evan Nault I'm fine, thank you! Just needed a break to catch up with the rest of my life after a very heavy December and January. More videos appearing soon.

  • Where's Daniel gone? I'm missing his videos.

  • Any chance we will see you go through some classic Petrosian games? (I know you did some of Karpov's)

  • Hey Daniel, Could you cover more games of the tata steel (instead of just doing one video per round), in particuliar the games with Wei Yi ! Thank you for your work and your great analysis. Blessings, Mike

    • +micknick111 It takes up a lot of time to analyse and prepare just one game, so I'm going to have to disappoint you on that count. However, a Wei Yi game is on its way...

  • Hi Daniel, I'll appreciate your thoughts on my suggestion/request: I've been following your channel regularly for at least 2 years now - fantastic. I would like to suggest a playlist on "Pawn Structures". Pawns are clearly important pieces and their formations can or should set the game in certain ways. Each formation has strengths and weaknesses. What I find could and will add tremendously to this channel and also seems to be lacking on the internet in general is methodical analysis of pawn formations, their comparisons and strategies of how to develop your pawns from one formation to another to develop an attack. What are your thoughts on this? Again, fantastic channel and I'll appreciate your reply.

    • +PowerPlayChess Thanks much Daniel. I wasn't aware of this DVD. Yes, I'll certainly check it out , it sounds like exactly what I was asking about. Thanks again.

    • +sagig72 Nice idea, but I simply don't have the time as I'm reporting on the big tournaments, and in between I already have lots of other requests to look at games by players such as Tal, Spassky, Capablanca, etc. However...I have covered this topic in great detail on my Power Play DVD series: shop.chessbase.com/en/products/power_play5-pawns The follow-up DVD, Power Play 6 (Pawns, Pieces & Plans) continues the theme. Each DVD contains around 5 hours of instruction as well as training questions. Enough for you? :)

  • I want to download yur lessons - is that possible? I don't have a DVD player. I will pay, and have donated to you via paypal.

  • GM King, there are some pretty interesting games coming out of Ashdod right now at the ACP Rapid event: Sam Sevian with 2 impressive wins; Eljanov with an unfortunate blunder. Just saying...London CC has been pretty dry.

    • +Joseph Levine But I am in London, and I have started, so I'll finish! Actually there are some interesting games here - and I hope my reports will convince you of that.

  • I just have to say that I at first never really felt like checking ur channel out.But I eventually did,and man was I suprised. Ur analysis are great!And I really enjoy watching ur videos.Keep it up and thanks.

  • Hi Daniel, Question on the Power Play series (for mobile?) I recently purchased your power play video series; Attack with 1. e4. Having figured out how to install chessbase reader to view it properly I am now wondering if there is an app from which I can view it on Android tablet/smartphone when travelling/commuting? I really like your presentations and would gladly purchase more such Fritz Trainer series IF it were possible to follow the video/position experience on a mobile device???

    • Thanks for the response Dan, appreciated! Look forward to it

    • +Eoin Carey ChessBase are planning to launch an online platform - accessible from all devices on which Fritz Trainers can be accessed. Watch out for news on the launch.

  • Hey, you've got some really instructive and cool analysis of top-level chess, even for a rubbish newbie :) donated a fiver, its not much, but if we all chipped in.. please keep it up!

  • Hi! Will you cover Baku World Cup? Cheers!

    • Yes, I will start reporting, probably in a few days.

  • hello Daniel; Y'am glad with your dvd against 1e4 with french and Najdorf; however y 'am witing for good answers against 1 c4 and 1 d4. Thanks.

  • Hi Mr. King, i was wondering in what order should i watch your dvds in the power play series from chessbase.

    • Each DVD stands on its own. But watching DVDs 1-4 in order (about checkmating and attacking) is best. DVDs 5-9 concern strategic and positional play: they are best watched in order. As for the rest - as you wish!

  • Mr king i love or your videos and analysis , i think i improved my chess skills and understanding so much thanks to you , but i'm still a little bit weak when facing 1 C4 either with the symetrical english or e5 systems , i'd love to see more videos in that way

  • Dear Daniel, May I ask you for a coverage on the game between Hou Yifan vs. Kramnik (0:1) from the Sparkassen Cup in Dortmund this year? Thanks, Lukas

  • Hi Daniel, just bought your dvd on french defense since i always play french on e4, but problem is my oponents knows that and play d4, c4, etc. , so some dvd on system against d4 would be great without too much theory required.

  • GM King, I'd love to know your thought on Wei, Yi - Bruzon.

  • Hi Daniel. Are there any plans for a powerplay dvd, with a repertoire against 1.d4?

  • hi Daniel you are the best commentator ever absolulty fantastic especially when u commentate alive event i have 2 wishes from you 1- i want you to show us some of your immortal games ( every gm has his immortal) 2- some records about improving the game ( strategy- tactics- opening - tactical motifs and so on,,,,,) and thanks so much for your effort and hope you good luck

  • Hi Daniel Can you tell me which websites the grandmasters usually play their live blitz, other than chess.com

  • Hi, Daniel. Why don't you take a look at the blunder bonanza of the tournament settling rapid game fressinet-hammer in Entercard Chess Qualifier. Nice warm-up for Norway Chess, and a really crazy game! And thanks for all your excellent game analyses. Really fun to watch.

  • Hi Daniel Will you do a video on Veselin Topalov vs Richard Rapport 2012 39 moves it was. I think this Richard guy is really smart. I have played a few of his games on chessgames,com and was immensely impressed.

  • Dear Daniel '...and it's all over' King, Once again I would like to thank you for your fantastic videos - my rating has increased by around 250 points since I started watching and studying your videos! Thanks! I find when reviewing my games it is prudent and insightful to turn the board around at the critical moments to see what my opponent was seeing. It gives me a great perspective on the game.I think this may make a nice occasional addition to your videos too. There are a great number of chess board and piece styles available to buy. I know tournaments are played on expensive boards but they do look a bit too plain - They look like they were bought from Argos for £29.99 during Bank Holiday discount weekend. Do you not think the occasional change of styles would be nice?

  • MVL - Tomashevsky, Tblisi round 8 please!

  • Hi, Daniel! Has the Zurich commentary been delayed? I recall that you wished to cover this tournament. What plans do you have regarding covering Zurich? Thanks!

    • +PowerPlayChess Thanks for answering! I did not see other responses to this question at the time of writing this question, unfortunately.

    • (and see below as well)

    • +TheRoopeKonna Unfortunately, there has been a change of plan: my colleague and I have too many other commitments at the moment to produce reports on Zurich. When the diary is clear (in around a week) I will post another video. By the way, I did write this a few days ago in the comments to the last video on Baden-Baden.

  • Hi Danny! Great analysis and channel, thank you. I would like to suggest one thing: that when you replay the moves, make it so that they don't skip forward in groups of two at a time. It makes the game harder to follow. Cheers!

  • Will you be reviewing games from the Tata Steel?

  • GM King -- I would love to see more "What's next" videos!

  • Hi Daniel, it's great watching your videos, especially when Vishy is doing well. I enjoy them most of all, cause he's a great guy! enjoy the winter season and have a healthy, prosperous and happy new year, siegrun

  • Mr. King, i love your analysis and watch all of them, but i think that you sometimes (for example: WCC'14 Game 4) jump to far into the game and only analysis the endgame. I know there are many theoretical lines until move 25+ and its totally ok for me if you dont want to show the same opening played X times in other games again and again, but maybe you could spend a few more minutes for the middlegame analysis before you jump into the endgame : )

    • I am sorry, but I need to keep these reports down to around 10 minutes, otherwise it turns people off. I prefer to analyse one part of the game properly and in detail than rush through the whole thing.

  • This is the best channel on youtube for chess.

  • GM King; I know you cover "classics" in between tournaments at times. I happen to run into a fantastic game of yours (Chandler-King 1990) in a classical French. The Rook ending is fantastic 47..f3!! and instructive. I pray that you make a video of this game. Thank you for all of your work.

    • +TheRoopeKonna www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1095920

    • Wow!! Where did you find this? I've been looking for instructive rook ending games, can you tell me where you found it ? My own databases are empty :D

  • Thank you !

  • Just want you to know I missed you during the Sinquefield. I try to watch other analyses of games, but nobody does it as insightfully as you. Rest up and return to us soon!

  • It's such a pity that you are on a holiday while this incredible chess is being played. Not saying you shouldn't be on vacation, you deserve it... but I wanted to see your reports on so many of these games ):!

  • No Sinquefield? Porque?

    • Understandable. Too bad your holiday coincides with a pretty amazing tourny!

    • I'm not covering Sinquefield because I need a holiday!

  • hey daniel is there any tournament going on right now that you re reporting ?if not when will it be reported by you

  • thanx Daniel(for olympiads rnd 10 play of the day saric-carlsen) it realy is allways a pleasure watcing your videos.also its pretty cool that you are making all of those quick chats with all of the chess elite members.lately your channel is only one we watch if only there would be more of your videos but we understand you re quite a bussy guy.so thank you Daniel again for beeing so applyed to chess.keep up the best work.greetings from cro crew

  • hey daniel like i asked you before im asking again please do coverup of olympiad match of round 10 between ivan saric and magnus carlsen.allot of people here in croatia are folowing you and we would apriciate it because like i said be4 its a big acomplishment for ivan and whole of croatia.thanks again

  • Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Timman Brussels World Cup (1988) · Queen's Gambit Accepted: 1-0. A great game to comment.

  • Are you covering the Olympics?? :D

    • +PowerPlayChess Really excited to see them. Thanks so much :)

    • I will be at the Olympiad in Norway reporting for ChessBase. Expect more videos and highlights on this channel soon!

  • GM Daniel king you indirectly called GM Pentala harikrishna a weaker player while questioning GM Giri in round 2 report,which i think was very indecent and rude.He is a very strong GM and u shud show him some respect.

  • You should play blitz/bullet on chess websites and make live commentaries =)

  • I hope you would consider doing a separate video on Karjakin vs. Agdestein game. Tomorrow there is a day off and the game fully deserves it.

  • Hello Mr King, Will you post videos on the ongoing tournament in Norway?! It would be a pleasure to watch your daily reports! Regards,

  • Can you do a video of Andre Lilienthal vs Viacheslav Ragozin?

  • Hey Daniel. I love your great work on this channel. As you have obviously noticed Carlsen is playing against Norway today in a showmatch. Is there any chance that you could publish a post-game analysis on this when the game is over? André, Trondheim

    • Good idea. It's just a question of time. Right now I'm really busy with other stuff.

  • Thanks Dan for the splendid commentary on the Candidates tournaments, and basically all your videos! Keep up the good work! grtz from Belgium.

  • Awesome channel and fantastic videos! It's great to see a GM taking the time to do this! I am not sure if you knew or not but Henrik Danielsen was the first GM in the world to put his live blitz game play on TR-tv several years ago. I am spreading that around as he has taken his channel down completely which was unfortunate for the history of TR-tv's impact on chess.

  • Dear Daniel King your analyses and comments are very interesting instructive and entertaining - chess is as exciting again as it used to be in the Karpov Kasparov area. In those days as a small kid I would run to get the early newspapers and read the analyses (Particular the adjourned games I used to love - if one thing Kasparov was wrong about is that chess has to be faster shorter etc to entertain - the essence of chess is the iconic battles between different minds - the old man and the sea would not be a better book if it was written in one page'') and now I can not wait to hear the analyses of the ''Candidates'' with the amazing games of particular Kramnik best and thanks, Arvivo

  • GM Daniel King, today I played an open tournament here in my hometown, and I came 2nd, and proudly I must say that this channel and your amazing videos and analysis help me get the score, for example, the game Paco Vallejo Pons - Levon Aronian Grand Slam Bilbao 2012 was desicive in the defense of one game I played today, again thank you a lot for this channel.

  • Thank you GM Daniel King for all the videos in your channel, hoping that you would cover the Candidates Tournamente 2014, it appears to be a good one ;)

  • Hey Daniel. If I were to travel to a tournament on a vacation, which one should I go to?

    • +PowerPlayChess Sounds great. I'd love to visit Switzerland or London. My german is actually somewhat kind-of almost but not really functional. This year my vacation is to Montreal, but I am playing in the Texas Open next month in lovely Dallas. I'm thinking London next year. I'll bet it's a great city to visit anyway.

    • +Justin Wright I recommend the London Chess Classic as it's great for spectators: as well as the main tournament there are lots of side events such as simuls, blitz tourns, commentary. And then there is everything that London has to offer. But if Zurich takes place again next year, then that would be interesting. I haven't visited the tournament, but I know the city, and Switzerland is a great place to visit (and multi-lingual). Of course it is all a question of taste...

    • Europe and elsewhere. I'm from the states and plan on going to the US open at some point. I play, but at the club level. So, spectating is fine. I love traveling overseas, but English is my only language. I still wouldn't mind going to a non English speaking country. London Chess Classic maybe?

    • Happy to offer suggestions, but you will have to give me a few more parameters! For example, would you like to play, or spectate? Europe, the States, or elsewhere? Would you like to be immersed in another culture? Is language an issue for you?

  • Dear Daniel, could you please be kind enough and video annotate game 24 of the 1985 WCM? Its a lovely Najdorf Sicilian! Thank you in advance :) PS. Don't forget to put Black at the bottom!

  • Simply the best

  • Hey Daniel, thank you for your great work every day. As im a Dutch amateur player i would like to see some coverage of Euwe in his best days. maybe thats an idear. Thanks, keep up the good work

  • what game would we get today?

  • Thank you Daniel, I love your videos. I am F.M.. and you make very clear explanations of Elite games for amateurs like me.

  • Please make video showing us your victory against anand.

  • Wonderful channel

  • Thank you for your superb work during the world championship! I especially enjoyed the enlightening and entertaining way in that you were commenting this event. Hope to keep in touch with the world of chess by your channel. Please go on with that, you are a great talent!

  • I'm curious why we haven't seen any Sicilians, Queens Gambit's or one of the Indian Defenses. It seems to me that attacking 1.e4 with the Sicilian would maybe offer Anand a position with more imbalances and a better chance of mixing things up to go for a win. He is running out of time... Any thoughts on this?

  • Congratulations for your excellent analyses! Can you please post them earlier in the day? I can't go to bed unless I see your video! Today's game was extraordinary. It defied the ...laws of Physics - or should I say, the laws of Grandmaster-level chess! This was a dead-end theoretical draw that even an ordinary master would have managed to hold, yet Magnus set up a trap and ...the world champion fell in it like a beginner. It seems that Chess in the Carlsen-era...begins in the endgame! How the hell did Anand "forget" how to play a basic endgame? I am awestruck...and waiting for your video and explanation. :)

  • zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, subscriber no. 10.000!! :D

  • Dear Mr. King, actually I'm going through your Najdorf DVD and find it a fantastic start to change my repertoire against the Open Sicilian (I've always played the Dragon so far). Now that I proceeded to your recommandation against 6 f4 - namely transposing into the Dragon - I wonder what you would play if White simply plays 7 Be2 with the intention of transposing into the Classical Dragon whrer f2-f4 is a normal move but a7-a6 might not be so useful in all lines. Checking a database I found that this is a really common White plan against which I would feel slightly uncomfortable with Black. Anyway, the DvD - as every DvD I bought from you - is great! Best regards, Dustin

  • Please Daniel, tell me you're alive! The world would have lost its best chess commentators.

  • Along with Mato Jelic, you are the most handsome chess analyzer on TR-tv. I love you Daniel!

  • One of the best channels on youtube. Please keep up the amazing reviews!

  • mr. king just perfect!!!. congatulations!!!. :) keep improving chess!!!

  • Hi! I recently subscribed your channel and simply love it! You are really great at explaining complicated chess even to those of us who are at intermediate level! I will for sure buy your dvd's! I'm sure they will greatly improve my chess playing. Anyway, I hope you don't mind a suggestion: it would be good if you told at the beginning of a tournament you cover what are the time every player has to do his/her moves. In the videos I watched there is not such a piece of information. But, if I simply missed it, then I apologize in advace!

  • Danny, I wait for your videos daily in any big tournament. I recently saw your videos where you explained kasparov`s amazing King`s indian defense game where he crushed anand. Your videos are amazing and you are the best chess commentator in this world. Best part about you is your honesty. You do not make up random stuff and openly say things like "Its very unclear" , "who knows who is better" etc. Thank you for being there. I am really looking forward to seeing your commentry in world championships. Will you be coming to India? If so, i will meet you in chennai . ATB