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Daniel John King
Number of games in database: 278
Years covered: 1977 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2466
Highest rating achieved in database: 2543

Overall record: +78 -74 =119 (50.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B30 B40 B23 B92 B27
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C91 C84 C77 C73 C62
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C18 C02 C19 C14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C91 C84 C88
 Uncommon Opening (9) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian (7) 
    E97 E62 E64 E69 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B90 B33 B23 B92 B93
 English (19) 
    A10 A13 A14
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D36 D31 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    E00 D01 A46 A40 A41
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C12 C02 C01 C03
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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
   N Berry vs D King, 2003 0-1
   R A Allicock vs D King, 2005 0-1
   D King vs K Mueller, 2001 1/2-1/2
   J Emms vs D King, 2003 0-1
   S Knott vs D King, 2006 1/2-1/2
   G P Gruen vs D King, 1987 0-1
   D King vs Shabalov, 1994 1-0

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

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   D King vs C Portman (2013) 1/2-1/2, exhibition

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(born Aug-28-1963, 56 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 12; games 1-25 of 278  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D King vs Karpov 0-1721977Lloyds Bank Junior Clock SimulB40 Sicilian
2. D Mayers vs D King 0-14019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA22 English
3. D King vs Plaskett  ½-½241980London Phillips&Drew opB30 Sicilian
4. D King vs G Lane  1-0291980BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
5. M Pein vs D King  ½-½211980BCF-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. I D Wells vs D King  1-0411981BCF-chA05 Reti Opening
7. D King vs M Pein  0-1421982Manchester Benedictine opB08 Pirc, Classical
8. N Davies vs D King  ½-½371982Hamar opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
9. D King vs Keene 0-1361982LondonA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Nunn vs D King  ½-½441982ENGB33 Sicilian
11. D Kopec vs D King  1-0311982Philips&Drew KnightsB30 Sicilian
12. Miles vs D King 1-0361982Amsterdam OHRAD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
13. D King vs Van der Wiel  ½-½271982AmsterdamB30 Sicilian
14. P K Wells vs D King  ½-½171982BCF-chE16 Queen's Indian
15. D King vs D Barua  1-03419826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC42 Petrov Defense
16. D King vs M Ginsburg ½-½411983ECI InternationalE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
17. D King vs Ehlvest  ½-½251983EU-ch U20D90 Grunfeld
18. I Stohl vs D King  ½-½241983EU-ch U20A36 English
19. D King vs D Kopec  ½-½1219837th Lloyds Bank opD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. D King vs Chandler  0-1291984Reykjavik OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. D King vs Geller  ½-½141984Reykjavik OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Robert E Byrne vs D King  ½-½211984Reykjavik OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. R Hardarson vs D King  0-1241984Reykjavik OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. J Horner vs D King  1-0461984Robert Silk YMB50 Sicilian
25. M Basman vs D King ½-½611984BCF-chA00 Uncommon Opening
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Aug-29-09  Dredge Rivers: Where's his sister, James?
Sep-26-10  notyetagm:

<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!
Aug-29-12  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'.
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  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.
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  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.
May-11-15  TheFocus: <Having spent alarmingly large chunks of my life studying the white side of the Open Sicilian, I find myself asking, why did I bother?> - Daniel King.
Jun-12-15  waustad: This year he'll be doing summaries of the day's events at the Mitropa Cup. I'd seen that it is being broadcast via chess-results, but chessbase will be doing commentary too.
Apr-03-16  Octavia: <Can't believe there's no photo of Danny.> I agree
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  mckmac: <Octavia> <Can't believe there is no photo of Danny> I agree too. Surely GM King deserves his high profile on the media side of contemporary chess.
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  mckmac: <jahhaj> Crikey, Your call for a photo for Daniel King was four years ago...I think we need to get up a petition. I know there are hardworking volunteers who look after this sort of thing, but one hesitates before imposing.

<...for whom the adjective Byronic was invented.> Of course blokes can't get away with this kind of journalistic malarkey these days:) Probably a good thing too.

But Byron did say "In play there are two pleasures for your choosing; The one is in the winning and the other the losing", which is quoted in a book by IM Angus Dunnington.

Aug-28-16  diagonal: Happy birthday Dan, best wishes from Switzerland!

Dan beating Anand, <winning at Goodricke Open in Kolkota>: Anand vs D King, 1992

Watch and enjoy this interview by Daniel King with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, record winner at the traditional Biel Festival: (16 minutes, excerpt of a Master Class in 2016, all Q&A provided in a compact format).

Biel / Bienne is regularly hosted by star presenter Daniel King, grandmaster, author and chess reporter who covered many World Chess Championships, especially well known from the London Chess Classic and chessbase lectures.

Dan being with a bunch of young Brits a regular and popular player in chess events in Switzerland during the 1980s and 1990s.

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  HeMateMe: Didn't King represent England in one or two Olympiads? I think I saw that in Walter Browne's book.
Aug-29-16  diagonal: European Team Championship yes, in Haifa (1989) on board four - but apparently not at Chess Olympiads: (ETCC),
Aug-30-16  JimNorCal: re: getting a photo posted. Access any search engine, such as, enter a search string like "gm daniel king photo" and a nice set of images will display. However, most/all will be annotated "may be subject to copyright". I wonder if that could be an issue.
Aug-26-18  Returning Native: There's a good picture in the book 'Sveshnikov vs the anti Sicilians' plus many other more or less hilarious pictures of past and present chess greats.
Jan-20-19  login:

... which King personality is strongest

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