What do you do when your opponent insists on going slow?
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you an entertaining game from the “San Diego Surfers” chess league match where White eschewed sharper lines to enter into a non-theoretical Stonewall system.
So how do you beat these plans? Create complications and you will throw your slow opponent’s schemes awry — and hopefully he will panic.
Stick around for Keaton’s advice on what to do when you want to play slow yourself. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra brings you an exciting game from the tournament in honor of the great Anatoly Karpov.
Watch as Sutovsky uses some of his own “fire on board” to beat the legendary Alexey Shirov in a game where both sides launched all-out attacks.
IM Kiewra explains the chess fireworks as he reviews this must-see game. | Watch video
Is there anything more exciting in chess than a runaway passed pawn in a rapid game?
IM Keaton Kiewra likens San Francisco’s rocket boat experience to playing a rapid chess game — except the chess game might be more intense.
Learn how IM Kierwa was able to overcome an awkward position to race his pawns to pay dirt. | Watch video
Sergey Karjakin just won the prestigious FIDE World Cup, so what better time to look at one of his games from another top-tier event, the Russian Superfinal?
IM Keaton Kiewra reviews Karjackin’s exciting game vs GM Khismatullin, and points out what you can learn from these strong Russian grandmasters. | Watch video
It’s Fischer vs. Tal — what more could a chess fan want? How about IM Keaton Kiewra explaining the key ideas behind almost every move?
Learn who won this battle between two of the greatest players ever, and let IM Kiewra teach you some important chess lessons along the way. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back from the tournament trail and ready to share to chess knowledge with you.
Join IM Kiewra as he discusses a very close call in Budapest where he nearly earned his final GM norm.
Watch IM Kiewra review his best game from Budapest and see just how close he was to becoming a grandmaster. You won’t believe what he has to say about pawn structure | Watch video
Failure in chess has a silver lining, says IM Keaton Kiewra.
Missing an opportunity in chess may be distressing at the time, but it’s the best possible motivator for future improvement in your game.
Join IM Kiewra as he draws upon his own missed chances to learn from them. | Watch video
Jump inside the mind of IM Keaton Kiewra as he plays a strong grandmaster in a Chess.com blitz showdown.
With time ticking down, which of these titled players will come out on top?
After the game, Keaton slows things down to analyze each move, pointing out missed opportunities for both sides. | Watch video
Fabiano Caruana is one of the most dominant chess players in the world and has made big news with his decision to join the U.S. federation.
IM Keaton Kiewra knew Caruana way back when, so who better to review the super-GM’s performance at Dortmund?
Watch as Caruana dismantles the Evans Gambit in this brilliant game. Don’t forget to read Peter Dogger’s full report on this game in the related links. | Watch video
Can you learn chess from blitz games?
IM Keaton Kiewra says you sure can — as long as you analyze your games well.
Join IM Kiewra as he plays against some of the strongest blitz opponents on Chess.com, and watch how an international master approaches a blitz post-mortem. | Watch video