San Diego Surfers

The San Diego Surfers are a chess team competing in the PRO Chess League.  Our players are not paid by the league.  The next season begins in January 2019 and our matches are played on  Our roster consists of several of Southern California's biggest chess stars: Past and current state champions, as well as the top two high school players in Southern California.  We also have a Grandmaster who was once ranked in the top 11 in the world.  For more information about us please visit our team website:

Here is what you can get for various donations:

$50--Get a chess game you played annotated by either IM Craig Hilby, IM Josh Sheng or IM Michael Brown

$100--Receive a copy of Surfers' Manager IM Keaton Kiewra's book ...c6 co-authored by world renowned chess writer IM Cyrus Lakdawala

$200--Take a one hour chess lesson with either WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, IM John Daniel Bryant, or IM Keaton Kiewra

$500 or more--Take a one hour chess lesson with world class GM Alexey Dreev


  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Chris Surace 
    • $10 
    • 32 mos
  • Chase & Cole Frutos 
    • $200 
    • 32 mos
  • Kele Perkins 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Brian DeSousa 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
See all


Keaton Kiewra 
San Diego, CA
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