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How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

Learn IM Keaton Kiewra's secret weapon in the Ruy Lopez!

Looking for a way to fight for an edge against solid 1.e4 e5 players? Why not try the Ruy Lopez with 5.d4 and learn about it from one of the world's leading experts. IM Keaton Kiewra will show you the ins and outs of one of his favorite openings! He has played it in tournaments against Grandmasters and can show you all of his tricks! Start playing the 5.d4 Ruy Lopez today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to gain an edge if Black makes any mistakes in the opening! 
  • Learn the strategic themes of the opening, that will allow you to press in the endgame, even against perfect defense.
  • Learn thematic tactics that will frequently give you quick wins.

"Thank You Sir Keaton!!! All three of these videos are excellent! Great work!" - Chess.com Member Peano724

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

In his first lesson on the Ruy Lopez with 5.d4, IM Keaton Kiewra demonstrates the main line and his reasons for loving this fascinating opening.
9 min
5 Challenges
How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4: Pouncing On Mistakes!

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4: Pouncing On Mistakes!

5.d4 is a rare and aggressive move against the Ruy Lopez, so most players with the Black pieces won't know the best defense. Watch this video to learn how to punish each mistake your opponents could make along the way!
14 min
5 Challenges
How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4: Master Games!

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4: Master Games!

IM Keaton Kiewra wraps up his coverage of the 5.d4 Ruy Lopez by demonstrating two key games. One example shows how you can blow away a strong opponent who slips up in the opening. The second game gives you ideas for breaking down a sturdy Black defense.
13 min
5 Challenges

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez 5.d4

Openings
3 Lessons
36 Minutes
15 Challenges
Released March 6, 2020
5,401 Students