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    • World Open in Phila

      I will be hanging out at the World Open ( 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 (, please chec... | Read More

    • Why 5.h3? Prize for the best answer

      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 subm... | Read More

    • Chess 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... | Read More

    • Happy 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 | Read More

    • Happy 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... | Read More

    • If 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... | Read More

    • Pandolfini 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 ... | Read More

    • '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 ... | Read More

    • Chess 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 Book of the Year.   I put a lot of time and effort into my project and always thrilled to hear from my rea... | Read More

    • Happy 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) | Read More