Powerplay 23: A Repertoire For Black with the Queen’s Gambit Declined
by Danny King
The Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is one of the most reliable openings against 1.d4. With a rock solid pawn in the middle of the board, Black refuses to be pushed over in the center. Establishing central control gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy King. On this video download Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD. The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games, covering all White’s major systems: 5.Bg5, 5.Bf4, and the Exchange Variation. (Black’s options against the Catalan are explored on another video). The Queen’s Gambit Declined is a flexible opening. This video explores different systems so that you can keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.
One of the great advantages of playing the QGD is that theory is relatively simple: this opening depends on your understanding of ideas, not tricky variations with counter-intuitive computer moves. 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 video. At key moments in the games 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. Every World Champion has played the Queen’s Gambit Declined. That speaks for its reliability and quality.
• A complete and varied QGD repertoire for Black
• Up-to-date theory
• Video running time: 5 hours 52 min (English)
• Interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 50 Model games with typical middlegame strategy
• Suitable for club players
• Including CB 12 – Reader
Daniel King is a Grandmaster from England. He has been a professional chess player 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.