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Daniel John King
Number of games in database: 263
Years covered: 1977 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2466
Highest rating achieved in database: 2543
Overall record: +72 -69 =113 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      9 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B30 B23 B27 B53 B25
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C91 C88 C77 C73 C65
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C19 C18 C11 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C91 C88 C84
 Uncommon Opening (8) 
    A00 B00
 Pirc (6) 
    B08 B07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B90 B33 B93 B21 B22
 English (18) 
    A10 A13 A14
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B93 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A40 E00 A46 D01 A41
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C12 C03 C02 C07
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D36 D31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D King vs D Howell, 2003 1-0
   D Mayers vs D King, 1978 0-1
   D King vs Larsen, 1990 1-0
   D King vs K Mueller, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Anand vs D King, 1992 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Simpsons 175th (2003)

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(born Aug-28-1963, 51 years old) United Kingdom

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Daniel John King was born in Beckenham, UK. He was awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1989. In tournaments he was 4th= at Bern 1987, 4th= in the British Championship 1987, 5th= at London 1988, 2nd= at Dortmund 1988 and 2nd after Bent Larsen at London 1989.

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D King vs Karpov 0-172 1977 Lloyds Bank Junior Clock SimulB40 Sicilian
2. D Mayers vs D King 0-140 1978 Lloyds BankA22 English
3. M Pein vs D King  ½-½21 1980 BCF-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. D King vs Plaskett  ½-½24 1980 London Phillips&Drew opB30 Sicilian
5. D King vs G Lane  1-029 1980 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
6. I D Wells vs D King  1-041 1981 BCF ChA05 Reti Opening
7. D King vs D Barua  1-034 1982 Lloyds Bank op 06thC42 Petrov Defense
8. P Wells vs D King  ½-½17 1982 BCF-chE16 Queen's Indian
9. I Stohl vs D King  ½-½24 1982 GroningenA36 English
10. D King vs Keene 0-136 1982 LondonA04 Reti Opening
11. D King vs Van der Wiel  ½-½27 1982 AmsterdamB30 Sicilian
12. N Davies vs D King  ½-½37 1982 Hamar (Norway)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
13. Nunn vs D King  ½-½44 1982 ENGB33 Sicilian
14. D King vs Ehlvest  ½-½25 1982 EU-ch U20D90 Grunfeld
15. D King vs M Pein  0-142 1982 Manchester Benedictine opB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Miles vs D King 1-036 1982 Amsterdam OHRAD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
17. D King vs M Ginsburg ½-½41 1983 ECI InternationalE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
18. Hebden vs D King  1-049 1984 BCF-ch BrightonB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. R Byrne vs D King  ½-½21 1984 Reykjavik opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. D King vs Geller  ½-½14 1984 ReykjavikD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Basman vs D King ½-½61 1984 Brighton ch-GBA00 Uncommon Opening
22. R Hardarson vs D King  0-124 1984 ReykjavikB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. J Horner vs D King  1-046 1984 Robert Silk YMB50 Sicilian
24. D King vs Chandler  0-129 1984 It (open)D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. M Gurevich vs D King  1-030 1985 JurmalaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Sep-08-06  apawnandafool: <holyknight - i hate gms that make a dvd and not play the opening otb> what do you think of this interview regards the new alapin cd?

chessbase: What is your general evaluation of the Sicilian with 2.c3? What is your conclusion?

Grandmaster Rogozenko: "I would say that with good play from both sides, the Alapin Sicilian often leads to an "equality slightly better for White."

chessbase: How is your personal score against the Alapin?

Grandmaster Rogozenko: "I have never played Alapin myself with White...[but with] Black I faced Alapin many times and my overall score is positive..."

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Sep-09-06  HolyKnight: <apawnandafool> 1.e4 gives you best tactical games for the most part.

Now I hardly know the Alapin. When I look at 1.e4 as white, you are going to get Sicilians coming out your ear. Petrof defense is supper tough to beat I understand. I play the French my self. I love to see 1.e4 players. I love to play my French against it! If you play 1.e4 you got to study openings. It might give you some real nice tactical games. But be prepared, because you know black will be!

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  Richard Taylor: I beat King in quick game on the Internet once!
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  Richard Taylor: <Peligroso Patzer: I can highly recommend Mr. King's recent (2004) book "Test Your Chess with Daniel King", published by Batsford. Although I am generally not a fan of books in the format "rate your chess by seeing how many moves from grandmaster games you can correctly predict", I picked this one up (notwithstanding its boring cover) and after several minutes of browsing, I found it to be so exceptionally well-written, both in terms of chess analysis and background narrative, that I decided to purchase it. My more thorough subsequent perusal of the book has left me very pleased with that decision. In addition to its excellent instructional value, I found many parts of the book highly entertaining, for example, the introductory section to Chapter 16.>

Sounds good: I will keep an eye out for it.

Dec-08-07  Open Defence: Wow this guy plays the Double Bass :)

Feb-28-09  WhiteRook48: King of chess
Apr-24-09  WhiteRook48: There is a player named Bishop, and a player named A Knight
Jun-05-09  myschkin: . . .


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  notyetagm: GM King's Power Play 10 is on Calculation.

I have heard that there are two more DVDs in the Power Play series planned.

Anyone know what subjects <Power Play 11> and <Power Play 12> will cover?


Jul-02-09  asianmonkey147: wow. really? i enjoy his powerplays
Jul-24-09  SirChrislov: "The most difficult part of chess to master is calculation, once you master calculation, you're well on your way(if not already there) to becoming one of the world's top 10 elites."

--D. King

Aug-29-09  Dredge Rivers: Where's his sister, James?
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<Watching the games of the 2010 Olympiad

It goes without saying that the options to watch the games live are wide and varied. You can watch them at no cost on Playchess, enjoying the software's new options to display multiple boards at the same time, and if you are a Premium member, live grandmaster commentary will be provided on Playchess for every round by GM Daniel King, author of the best-selling Power Play series, and GM Yasser Seirawan. If you miss the live games, you can always watch the commentary after the fact, or get an abridged tale via the Daily Roundup show also hosted on Playchess at 6 PM UTC (2 PM New York). <<<Again, if you miss the show, it remains available on the server at your disposal.>>>>

Anyone know how to watch GM King's Daily Roundup on the server?

I jut got a Premium Membership and cannot figure it out.


Feb-05-11  KingG: Does anyone know how many languages this guy speaks? I've seen him present a chessbase video in German, and his French accent seems pretty good when he reads out French names and places, so it's very possible he speaks that as well.
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  wordfunph: GM Daniel King co-authored "Kasparov Against the World" with Kasparov..

Jun-27-12  SimonWebbsTiger: A couple of links to Danny King related news and stuff which will be of interest:

Aug-28-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
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  waustad: A belated happy b'day to Daniel King.
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  Richard Taylor: All the best Daniel!

<wordfunph -

He knows 1 million languages.>

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  jahhaj: Can't believe there's no photo of Danny. Longtime Guardian TV critic Nancy Banks Smith once described him as 'the kind of man for whom the adjective Byronic was invented'.
Jul-30-13  HeMateMe: I noticed a recent story on chessbase saying that Daniel King sings and plays guitar, as well as all of his chess activities. I searched utube for a jam session, but only found chess videos. More's the pity.


Oct-03-13  jancotianno: One of the best chess analysers. His youtube channel is fantastic.
Feb-07-14  HeMateMe: You suppose he gets laid much? He looks very confident, and seems to have a lot of Interests outside of chess. Girls like that. You don't have to be a GM to be a babe magnet, do you?
Oct-12-14  crazyim5: One of the greatest Chess commentators of all time and his profile gets no photo?!
Nov-26-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Danny and Simon Williams will be commentationg on the Qatar Open 2014, which features Kramnik(!!) amongst others.
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