Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-holidaysThu, 28 Nov 2013 12:09:25 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-holidaysICD #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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-5---a-tale-of-a-broken-millWed, 29 May 2013 11:17:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-5---a-tale-of-a-broken-millTricky coachChess 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?     http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/tricky-coachWed, 17 Apr 2013 07:30:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/tricky-coachICD #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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-5---a-mate-or-an-illusion-it-depends-on-your-pickMon, 08 Apr 2013 14:02:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-5---a-mate-or-an-illusion-it-depends-on-your-pickICD4 - 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd4---a-b-or-a-p-check-your-eyesight-and-calculationSat, 23 Mar 2013 19:02:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd4---a-b-or-a-p-check-your-eyesight-and-calculationICD3 - check your eyesight and calculationIgor'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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd3---check-your-eyesight-and-calculation2Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:57:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd3---check-your-eyesight-and-calculation2(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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-2---igors-chess-doublesSat, 23 Feb 2013 17:53:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/icd-2---igors-chess-doublesIgor's Chess Doubles - ICD #1Igor'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....http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/igors-chess-doubles---icd-1Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:55:11 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/igors-chess-doubles---icd-1Kindle; Chess Exam (free for Prime); Chess.com; Programmers of AppsHi, 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/kindle-and-chess-exam-free-and-chesscomSun, 07 Oct 2012 15:44:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/kindle-and-chess-exam-free-and-chesscomAssessing you skills while 'battling' Bobby FischerImprove 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/assessing-you-skills-while-battling-bobby-fischerMon, 09 Jul 2012 18:35:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/assessing-you-skills-while-battling-bobby-fischerWorld Open in PhilaI will be hanging out at the World Open (http://www.worldopen.com/) today (Wed) and Saturday afternoon. Please stop by and say "hello." If you have questions, want my Chess Exam or Teacher's manual books autographed (www.IamCoach.com), please chec...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/world-open-in-philaWed, 04 Jul 2012 06:46:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/world-open-in-philaWhy 5.h3? Prize for the best answerSat 3/31 - final comments, scroll down below. ============================================================================== Hi, Recently, I came across the following position. I think White has to play 5.h3 here.  Someone who posts (or subm...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/why-5h3-prize-for-the-best-answerTue, 27 Mar 2012 18:32:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/why-5h3-prize-for-the-best-answerChess Exam is now on Twitter & fun puzzle!Follow @ChessExam It has been prety busy several months, but I am hoping to have time to do one of my favorite thing - creating new puzzles or finding some older cool ones, my students haven't seen before. Here is one - enjoy! No solution gi...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/chess-exam-is-now-on-twitterTue, 28 Feb 2012 18:40:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/chess-exam-is-now-on-twitterHappy Holidays and Happy New Year!Hello Chess Friends! I wish all of you Awesome Holiday Season and Happy New Year. Best of luck in Chess and Everything Else in 2012! Igor http://www.iamcoach.com/chess/happy_holidays.htm http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-holidays-and-happy-new-yearSun, 25 Dec 2011 17:08:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-holidays-and-happy-new-yearHappy Thanksgiving to everyone!Please check the following Black Friday Specials! I have put a side a couple of hundred of copies of my latest Chess Exam You vs. Fischer at an incredibly low price! Also, you can save on premium membership for my new website   Check my new s...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/black-friday-specialWed, 23 Nov 2011 08:16:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/black-friday-specialIf you can't stop a P, ...The following situation isn't that rare - a lonely P is slowly but surely advancing towards promotion while the opponent's pieces unable to do anything to stop it. This is great when you are the one who has the P. On the other hand, the feelin...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/if-you-cant-stop-a-pThu, 15 Sep 2011 16:43:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/if-you-cant-stop-a-pPandolfini recommends Chess Exams... again!I have decided to create a special promotion of my latest book recommended by Pandolfini. Get it for only $10, a $12 saving! Click here. Sample pages Limited supply! I am thrilled to learn that the legendary Bruce Pandolfini recommends my Chess ...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/more-from-pandolfini-on-chess-examsTue, 17 May 2011 18:27:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/more-from-pandolfini-on-chess-exams'Sandwiched'In this article, you will see an interesting pattern that I call -'sandwiched.' I won't go into details here, as I don't want to spoil your chance of trying a couple of examples before reading my explanation.    White to Move White to Move ...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/sandiwchedThu, 24 Feb 2011 20:37:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/sandiwchedChess Book of the Year voting!  Hi,    I'm thrilled that many of my readers nominated my latest book Chess Exam: You vs. Bobby Fischer to be 2010 ChessCafe.com Book of the Year.   I put a lot of time and effort into my project and always thrilled to hear from my rea...http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/book-of-the-year-votingFri, 14 Jan 2011 16:53:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/book-of-the-year-votingHappy New Year!Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all Chess Fans! I wish you health, happiness and great success at the chessboard! Igor (news and New Year specials) http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-new-year13Sun, 02 Jan 2011 07:41:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/IgorKhmelnitsky/happy-new-year13