Chess Exam - Matches against Chess Legends:

You vs. Bobby Fischer

by Igor Khmelnitsky, International Master, Experienced Coach.



IamCoach Press, Fall 2009, 192pp, Softcover, SRP - $21.95, ISBN-13: 978-0975476109

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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 board. 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

Table of Contents Preface Rating Report  Sample Game




Extra Tools Flyer - please post at your club


I hope my new book will be as interesting and as successful as my first Chess Exam released in 2004. It is now in its 4th printing, has won 2005 Cramer award for Best Book from CJA (Chess Journalists of America), scored rave reviews and has been translated into French, Russian and Italian languages by the major publishing houses. My second book Chess Exam Tactics released in 2007 was a very successful follow-up and now is in 2nd printing.


Are you interested to become one of the first readers of my book? Have a chance to submit your corrections, recommendations or a quote to be included in the future editions? Ordering info is below.


Due to the substantial cost to produce and mail each copy, I can't wave the shipping cost. Thank you for understanding. However, I do have a long list of complimentary items to show my gratitude for your support.

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  • Autographed and, if requested, personalized copy. Save 20% if you order 2 or more copies. Order 8+ copies for your club or school and save 40-50%; contact me directly.

  • PDF file  Table-1 "companion" (to make tracking your points easier) - request it here

  • ChessBase file with exam positions/games for further practicing - request it (by completing the form above)

  • PDF file - request it (by completing the form above)

  • Excel file for easier ratings calculations + 15 Extra rating reports (not available in the book) ($4.95)

  • 2012 Chess Cartoon Calendar ($7.95) - <<< limited to first 50 orders

  • Chess Exam (2004) & Chess Exam: Tactics (2007) at $20 off and free (US) shipping if purchased together- ($25.95) <<< limited to first 50 orders

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PO Box 60088

King of Prussia, PA 19406


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Sample pages & Extra Tools


Sample Pages (pdf format)


Table of Contents - (View Now

Preface - (View Now

Rating Chart (View Now

Examples of a "Game" : (View Now)


Flyer - please post at your club (View Now)


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Extra Tools


Table #1 (PDF, Free)

ChessBase file (PGN, Free)

PDF file with all games and diagrams, no annotations (PDF, Free)

To receive these tools you must own the book and contact me here. Then, shortly, you will receive them via e-mail.



Platinum Complete Package (all of the below) $9.95
Or pick Ala Carte:    
I. PDF format    
1. Bonus Match (PDF, can be used with or without Excel tool, not available in the book, click to see Demo) $5.95
2. Warm-Up (PDF, can be used with or without Excel tool, not available in the book) $2.95
II. Excel tool:    
    1. Rating Calculation (13 rating reports available in the book) $1.95
    2. (1) + Extra 15 rating reports (not available in the book) $4.95

    3. Warm-Up ratings (not available in the book)

    4. Bonus Match (with PDF Companion, not available in the book, Demo) $5.95


You can also pay by Check or Money Order in US $. Send to:


Igor Khmelnitsky

PO Box 60088

King of Prussia, PA 19406









2007, 208pp, softcover, $19.95


In 2007, a very successful follow-up Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics provided readers with 30 rating reports to help assess and improve their Tactical skills.


Joel Benjamin, grandmaster, former U.S. Champion: "...With innovative methodology Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics, aspires to rise a cut above other books in this genre...I love the creative and novel approach to quizzing....The variations of themes is so impressive... The selections of positions and posing of questions is skillfully done that every page is a learning experience..."


Additional Information, Sample Pages, Reviews...

2004, 320pp, softcover, $24.95.


Back in 2004, the original Chess Exam and Training Guide: Rate Yourself and Learn How to Improve helped the readers to evaluate their game, to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to find ways to improve with detailed training recommendations. This book quickly became an award winner and a best-seller!


Lev Alburt, grandmaster, former U.S. Champion: " Chess Exam is an ideal book for chess players of all levels. Those who like the serious and scientific approach will focus on evaluating their skills via special testing. Others who prefer the lighter approach to studying chess will enjoy the no-nonsense explanations and excellent selection of problems. I am strongly recommending this book to my students."


Additional Information, Sample Pages, Reviews...

Winner of 2005 Cramer award for Best Chess Book (Chess Journalists of America). Translated into Russian, French and Italian.









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