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Very very cool.....and instructive! Thank You.
Another outstanding video! You have a great video style IM Kiewra!
Please make more! I really enjoy your series!
THe second game I have played that exact position up until the castles. I don't think I won in this fashion though(although I even played the r-h2 idea AND the kf2 ideas
Lol in my pants with the Marshall game.
Good video in simple, plain spoken, understandable English showing the power of pawns.
3...d5! against the wing gambit now what?
I mean no offense by contradicting an IM, but chess is all about piece activity, pawns are auxillary in nature. The four pawn attack vs. the Alekhine and the Van Geet where black plays 1.Nc3,d5 2.e4,d4 3.Ne2,e5 4.Ng3,c5 are great for black and white respectively as too many pawn moves aren't that good and the pawns become targets.
Love these videos. It's probably my favorite series ever. This one was so interesting that I decided to try it myself againt a lower oponent. I know it's not recomended and I am under 1300 curently, but just for fun I tried it. I was down material much of the game and of course did not castle, but was agressive and won. It was great.
These videos are nothing short of a god send. Looking forward to High Level Entertainment 100!
Marshall's game was hilarious! Nice video.
Great stuff, Keaton! Too bad it had to be an example where Sam lost with the Caro . Very nice example of how very aggressive play can pay off with a brilliant combination. Should be considered for game of the week certainly.
Aww, I was hoping for Emil Diemer's epic pawnmower game:
Maybe not quite high-level enough, but still funny.
Anyway, great video!
by IM Keaton Kiewra
Who needs the first rank? Today IM Keaton Kiewra takes a look at two games that more closely resemble the childhood game "pawn football." First one to the other side wins! Actually, in both cases White had good reason to only move pawns at the start. The gain of space turned out to be crucial in both contests. You can't always throw caution to the wind, but sometimes you can throw pawns at your opponent!
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IM Keaton Kiewra
International Master Keaton Kiewra is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska - USA where he set multiple state records, including nine consecutive state championships. A professional chess instructor now, Keaton is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, and he has trained with many of the best chess players in the United States. He offers chess lessons that you can find more about on his home profile page.
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