Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Nov 28, 2013

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...

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

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

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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May 29, 2013

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 ...

Tricky coach

Tricky coach

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Apr 17, 2013

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?    

ICD3 - check your eyesight and calculation

ICD3 - check your eyesight and calculation

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Mar 8, 2013

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 don'...

Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #1

Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #1

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Feb 16, 2013

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....

World Open in Phila

World Open in Phila

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Jul 4, 2012

I 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...

Why 5.h3? Prize for the best answer

Why 5.h3? Prize for the best answer

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Mar 27, 2012

Sat 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 submi...

Chess Exam is now on Twitter & fun puzzle!

Chess Exam is now on Twitter & fun puzzle!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Feb 28, 2012

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 given,...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Nov 23, 2011

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 si...

If you can't stop a P, ...

If you can't stop a P, ...

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Sep 15, 2011

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 feeling mu...

Pandolfini recommends Chess Exams... again!

Pandolfini recommends Chess Exams... again!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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May 17, 2011

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 E...

'Sandwiched'

'Sandwiched'

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Feb 24, 2011

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   ...

Chess Book of the Year voting!

Chess Book of the Year voting!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Jan 14, 2011

  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 readers. Po...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Jan 2, 2011

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)

Holiday Super Specials

Holiday Super Specials

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Dec 9, 2010

  Happy Holidays! I have some books/items on special every month. But around the holidays, I have a couple of super specials. This time it is a bargain offer in my latest book (see review in the November Chess Life) and my private lessons. Plea...

Attend chess camp without leaving your house

Attend chess camp without leaving your house

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Nov 26, 2010

Black Friday Special  Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! Attend chess camp without leaving your house. New books from Mongoose press. Chess is booming on the scholastic level! My main recommendations for parents and coaches have been very much th...

When having a Luft is not enough

When having a Luft is not enough

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Nov 12, 2010

Current Specials   From Wikipedia - "Luft, the German word for "air" (sometimes also "space" or "breath"), is used by some chess writers and commentators to denote a space left by a pawn move into which a castled king may move, especially such a...

Defending made simple

Defending made simple

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Aug 12, 2010

Current Specials   Hello,  Recently Convekta (www.ChessOk.com) released several new training courses. I am a big fan of their training CDs, especially Chess Endgame Training and CT-ART 3-0. When I learned of new courses, I was eager to check th...

Bruce Pandolfini on Chess Exam

Bruce Pandolfini on Chess Exam

IM IgorKhmelnitsky
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Jul 2, 2010

 From Q&A with Bruce Pandolfini on ChessCafe.com (06/23/2010) Question I know you have published a lot of books, so maybe you realize how chess publishing is exploding, with many incredible chess books being out there now. Is there one you ha...

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