If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov.
Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm from this tournament, and this game played a big part.
The game, appropriately, was played this July 4th — and as you can guess from the title, plenty of fireworks exploded on the chessboard. | Watch video
If you’re going to succeed in chess, you’ve got to trust yourself. While you can study and learn from the best, all you have at the board is your own mind.
IM Keaton Kiewra draws upon his own game to demonstrate that you should trust yourself, not your opponent, and how this trust can lead the way to the win.
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Are you in the mood for an exciting attacking game?
IM Keaton Kiewra sure is. Here he shows you a dynamic battle between two big names in chess, Pendyala Harikrishna and Loek van Wely.
Watch as these two chess heavyweights slug it out in a game of nonstop attacks.
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Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems in existence.
Play along with IM Kiewra in this fun and challenging video. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays.
Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he fires off moves as quickly as he can make them.
Enjoy a top blitz master in action during this informative video. | Watch video
Do you sometimes wonder why chess masters make certain moves?
This new series is for you. IM Keaton Kiewra analyzes an exciting game between two of the best players in the world, Wesley So and Anish Giri, and explains the reasoning behind every single move.
Don’t forget to join us on Sunday, May 10 for an online chess simul with Anish Giri to benefit the Nepal earthquake relief effort. | Watch video
We’ve all been there before. You think your position is slightly better, but how do you improve it enough to win?
Continuing his series on how to think like a master, IM Keaton Kiewra shows you exactly how to make a plan that increases your advantage.
Learn how to form a strategic idea and then execute it in this important lesson. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra returns with a very important lesson topic: patience.
Many chess players want to launch a quick attack, but true strength relies on timing and patience.
Learn how to slowly improve your position with two of IM Kiewra’s own instructive games. | Watch video
What is an international master thinking when he plays blitz?
IM Keaton Kiewra gives you a glimpse inside his mind as he plays a live session of high-level blitz on Chess.com
Learn what the most important chess ideas are to consider when time is a precious and limited resource.
Make sure you stick around for IM Kiewra’s advice on when an opposite-colored bishop ending is winning. | Watch video
Bobby Fischer was a confident player, there is no disputing that.
Last time, we saw how his confidence could be his greatest weakness, as he pressed too hard in a drawish endgame and gave up his bishop in the 1972 world championship match with Spassky.
Today, IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how Fischer — undaunted — boldly challenged Spassky in the Russian’s best opening during the same match, with spectacular results.
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