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    • Happy Holidays!

      Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukah. Happy and healthy holidays! I will be on Sat at the National Chess Congress in Phila. I also plan to attend Nationals in Orlando, Liberty Bell Open and USATE. Please check my current specials: http://www.iamcoach... | Read More

    • ICD #6 - a tale of a broken 'mill'

      Here is the next set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to give readers a chance. You are welcome to post your solutions and explanations. Please don't use computer help. The best response can request a copy of my... | Read More

    • Tricky coach

      Chess coach has a bag with 4 chess clocks. He distributes them evenly to the 4 players before the round starts. Yet, one clock still remains in the bag. How come?     | Read More

    • ICD #5 - A Mate or An Illusion? It depends on your pick!

      Here is the next set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to give readers a chance. You are welcome to post your solutions and explanations. Please don't use computer help. The best response can request a copy of my... | Read More

    • ICD4 - a B or a P? check your eyesight and calculation.

      Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #4 - A Bishop or A Pawn, which one do you pick? Here is the next set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to give readers a chance. You are welcome to post your solutions and explanation... | Read More

    • ICD3 - check your eyesight and calculation

      Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #3 - GM Alex Yermolinsky's mystery! Here is the next set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to give readers a chance. You are welcome to post your solutions and explanations. Please do... | Read More

    • (ICD) #2 - Igor's Chess Doubles - Prize to best response!

      Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #2 I got a number of favorable responses after posting my first set. No one who contacted me got even 20 (out of 22). So, here is the second set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to gi... | Read More

    • Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #1

      Igor's Chess Doubles (ICD) #1 I enjoy coaching! Early in my coaching career, I realized that in spite of 1000s of books being available on virtually every chess subject, certain training options are not available to those interested in improving.... | Read More

    • Kindle; Chess Exam (free for Prime); Chess.com; Programmers of Apps

      Hi, I recently got a new Kindle Fire HD wi-fi. This is my first tablet. I wanted to share some thoughts and ask some questions. 1. I like Kindle, especially how easy it is to use for some basic entertainment. Nothing too technical. So far, my o... | Read More

    • Assessing you skills while 'battling' Bobby Fischer

      Improve your Chess via Active Learning ACTIVE LEARNING is any strategy that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing (*) The overall strength as well as strength and weaknesses pertained to various aspects o... | Read More