Have you ever seen a grandmaster game with four queen sacrifices, none of which could be accepted?
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you a shocking Efim Gellar game where the legendary grandmaster uses his queen like an unstoppable battering ram that simply cannot be taken!
If you can learn how to use your queen like Gellar, you might find yourself making your opponent offers he must refuse. | Watch video
Have you ever made a chess move so brilliant that spectators threw money onto the board in gratitude? If so, you might be the legendary Frank Marshall, whose “gold coin” game is oft-cited as containing the greatest chess move ever made.
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you the move and explains what makes it so outstanding.
If that wasn’t enough, IM Kiewra also presents one of greatest games ever played.
If you like superlative chess, this is the video for you. | Watch video
Join IM Keaton Kiewra for an exhilarating blitz session with live commentary against four strong opponents, including two FMs, in 3-minute games on Chess.com.
Will Keaton be able to notch four wins in this blitz battle, or will his opponents score some upsets?
What does an international master think about when he’s in a time scramble? Find out in this incredible video.
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IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch in 1923.
Learn key zugzwang concepts from the first two positions, and then sit back and enjoy what has been called the immortal zugzwang game between the two super grandmasters. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how to win three of the most important and entertaining zugzwang endgames:
1. Rook vs. knight.
2. Queen vs. rook.
3. Extra pawns with opposite-colored bishops.
If you find yourself on the better side of these endgames, try to reach these famous zugzwang positions and make your opponents move into their own demise. | Watch video
They've played a standard game and a blitz series, now it's time for a bullet match between IMs Kiewra and Rensch. Our player-commentator is mad and wants revenge. He advises aggression and speed, and that's exactly what both players try to do. Surprisingly, most of the contests dwindle to the endgame, but each time you'll see how to convert convincingly. The result is a rout, but at least it is closer than Germany-Brazil in the World Cup! | Watch video
You've seen Danny Rensch's take, now see Keaton Kiewra's attempt to send his fellow IM to "ouch town." This four-game blitz match features four uncompromising openings: a Dragon with a shock mate, a Nimzo with an early and unexpected pawn sac, and a few more crazy Sicilian middlegames. Listening to chess masters' thoughts while they play is like seeing the hole cards of poker players. It's also like that Mel Gibson movie where he hears all the thoughts of others! | Watch video
Introducing Live Sessions distant cousin...Master Dual Sessions! Same principle, twice the mastery! Today IM Kiewra and IM Rensch play a single 10+5 game, then analyze together after the game. Hear how the two players' thought processes differed, and how they each instruct the other on Sicilian structures. You'll also understand why having a little knowledge of an opening is harmful, but not as dangerous as trying to install your own ceiling fan. It almost cost us our vice president! | Watch video
Who does this guy think he is? Danny Rensch? No, but he was inspired by Rensch's Live Sessions. IM Keaton Kiewra proves that imitation is the sincerest form of chess flattery at he tries his had at blitz commentating. This four-game 3-minute match with another Chess.com member is decided in the final game. But when will Resnch and Kiewra face of in a Live Session video? And if they are both being recorded, who will talk over the other one?! | Watch video
How do you like your queen endings - crazy or technical? No matter - Coach Keaton has both for you today. First, a queen ending that morphs into a four-queen ending - not once, but twice! How is that even possible? Oh, the power of blitz! Then, a book-like single pawn ending where the usual barrage of checks must all be analyzed. Nobody said queen endings were easy - but they do favor players that are willing to calculate! | Watch video