Power Play 25
Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
by Daniel King
Publisher: ChessBase, 2017
Video running time: 5 hours
Openings such as the London System and the Trompowsky, once considered side lines, are now just as common in the professional game as at club level. White aims to avoid complex theoretical lines and to start from a solid basis. Yet these openings are not without bite.
On this DVD, Grandmaster Daniel King presents a repertoire for Black allowing you to face these systems with confidence. The aim of these recommendations is to come out of the opening with sound development, a sound pawn structure, a secure king, and a dynamic position that gives winning chances. When playing with Black, that’s a bargain! Complete games are discussed so that one gains an idea about typical strategies for both sides. More than that, these model games provide inspiration to play the opening.
This is an interactive DVD. At key moments Grandmaster King pauses and puts you on the spot. You will have to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback in further video clips according to the move you chose. The repertoire on this DVD fits in with the openings recommended on Power Play DVDs 23 & 24 – the Queen’s Gambit Declined and a Repertoire for Black against the Catalan.The systems covered on this DVD are the Colle-Zukertort, the London System, the Jobava Variation (1 d4 d5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bf4), the Veresov, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and the Trompowsky.
• A practical repertoire for Black
• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• Suitable for club players
• Model games with typical middlegame strategy
• Interactive questions
• Databases with additional games
• Including CB 12 – Reader
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.
System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.