9780975476109

Chess Exam Matches against Chess Legends - You vs. Bobby Fischer : Play the match, rate yourself, improve your Game!

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    9780975476109

  • ISBN10:

    0975476106

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Scb Distributors
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Summary

Best-selling and award-winning author Igor Khmelnitsky gathers examples from Bobby Fischer's games that are educational, and entertaining, and can be studied without a chessboard. In each of the examples you will take a seat of Fischer's opponent and be asked to come up with an assessment and a move. Based on your response you are assigned points towards your rating evaluation and a game score towards your ¿match.¿ Once finished, you will learn how well you have done in the ¿match,¿ have an estimate of your rating, and know what you need to work on to improve your game. In this book, you will discover: (*) 60 diagrams with multiple-choice questions of varied complexity. (*) Comprehensive answers with diagrams to make reviewing easier. (*) Distributions of answers and other statistical reports by rating. (*) Ratings are assigned Overall and by 13 distinct categories. (*) Bonus section: 20-exercise warm-up, tie-breaker, tips and training suggestions

Author Biography

International Chess Master Igor Khmelnitsky is a winner of many national and international tournaments in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and the United States. At various points during his career, he has defeated many of the game's best players. Khmelnitsky is also a very experienced coach. His first high profile coaching experience was in 1986, when he served as a coaching assistant for the Ukrainian national junior team. Several members of that team went on to become successful Grandmasters (Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Alterman, Mikhail Brodsky, Andrey Maksimenko and othersà). Later Khmelnitsky assisted various leading Ukrainian players. Since moving to the United States in 1991, Khmelnitsky has been coaching in the Philadelphia area, as well as on-line. His students come from all over the world and include players of all levels, ranging from novices to masters.Khmelnitsky has published comments, annotated games, and articles in various chess publications, including the most prestigious periodicals: Chess Informant, New in Chess, ChessBase, 64, Chess Life, and Chess Today. He is also the founder and publisher of the two popular chess websites www.IamCoach.com and www.ChessExam.com.Khmelnitsky's first book û Chess Exam and Training Guide (2004, IamCoach Press) was extremely well received by readers and reviewers alike. The book won the prestigious Cramer award for Best Chess Book from the Cramer Committee and the Chess Journalists of America. It is now in its fourth printing and also has been translated into French, Italian and Russian.In 2007, Khmelnitsky's second book in the Chess Exam series û Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics (IamCoach Press) came out, and also became a best-seller. Now it is in its third printing.Khmelnitsky is a contributing author to the best-seller Masters of Success by Ivan Mizner, Ph.D. (2004, Entrepreneur Press). Khmelnitsky is one of the three coauthors of Teaching Chess Step by Step, the 3-volume chess school curriculum published in 2006 by Garry Kasparov's Chess Foundation.

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