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 checkmate 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 checkmate 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.
About the Author:
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 a 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.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.