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Number of games in database: 150
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Years covered: 1984 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2469
Highest rating achieved in database: 2479
Overall record: +52 -54 =44 (49.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Andreev vs Khmelnitsky, 1988 0-1
Khmelnitsky vs Alburt, 1996 1-0
Khmelnitsky vs Palatnik, 1989 1-0
Khmelnitsky vs Plachetka, 1997 1-0
Khmelnitsky vs Waitzkin, 1995 1-0
Brodsky vs Khmelnitsky, 1989 0-1
Khmelnitsky vs S Kozlov, 1988 1-0
Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky, 1988 1-0
Khmelnitsky vs A Kaspi, 1988 1-0
Shabalov vs Khmelnitsky, 1996 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
United States Championship (1995)
United States Championship (1996)
United States Championship (2002)
🏆 U.S. Senior Championships
Kaidanov vs I Khmelnitsky (Jul-16-22) 1/2-1/2
I Khmelnitsky vs D Gurevich (Jul-15-22) 0-1
Shabalov vs I Khmelnitsky (Jul-14-22) 1/2-1/2
I Khmelnitsky vs I Novikov (Jul-13-22) 1/2-1/2
V Akopian vs I Khmelnitsky (Jul-11-22) 1-0
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(born Aug-21-1968, 54 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|He is an IM.|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159
|1. Golubev vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||1-0||47||1984||Novaya Kachovka||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|2. Golubev vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||22||1984||Aleksandriya Ch-UKR jr||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|3. I Khmelnitsky vs Golubev
|| ||½-½||25||1984||Ukraine jr ChT, Evpatoria||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|4. I Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky
|| ||1-0||27||1986||UKR-ch sf||B30 Sicilian|
|5. Tiviakov vs I Khmelnitsky
|6. I Khmelnitsky vs D Brianski
|| ||½-½||19||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|7. V Golod vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||80||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. V Pesotskyi vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||27||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|9. I Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky
|| ||1-0||60||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|10. I Khmelnitsky vs A Kaspi
|| ||1-0||35||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|11. I Khmelnitsky vs M Brodsky
|| ||0-1||30||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B01 Scandinavian|
|12. I Khmelnitsky vs L Shmuter
|| ||0-1||59||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B07 Pirc|
|13. V Neverov vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||16||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|14. I Khmelnitsky vs A Frolov
||½-½||15||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|15. I Khmelnitsky vs I Drozdov
|| ||1-0||24||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B06 Robatsch|
|16. M Brodsky vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||21||1988||?||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|17. Y Kruppa vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||17||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. D Berkovich vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||1-0||26||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|19. I Khmelnitsky vs V Sergeev
|| ||1-0||24||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|20. A Nosenko vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||39||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||A12 English with b3|
|21. B Alterman vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||1-0||42||1988||Ukrainian Championship (Young Masters)||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|22. I Khmelnitsky vs S Kozlov
||1-0||26||1988||USSR Team Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|23. A Andreev vs I Khmelnitsky
||0-1||18||1988||USSR Team Championship||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|24. Z Sturua vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||½-½||22||1989||Memorial Em.Lasker||A12 English with b3|
|25. V Faibisovich vs I Khmelnitsky
|| ||1-0||54||1989||Berlin Empor Open||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159
|May-11-05|| ||cu8sfan: Poor Igor, another victim of the persistent vowel draught in Eastern Europe...|
|Oct-11-05|| ||midknightblue: This guys book, "Chess Exam and Training Guide" is simply outstanding. If you dont have it then please check the reviews, including chesscafe.com, they say it better than i can. One of few chess books that kept my interest from page one right through the back cover. Check it out!|
|Aug-21-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igor N Khmelnitsky|
KHMELNITSKY, Igor N.
|May-10-09|| ||Brown: I agree with you <midknightblue>. Among the many great things about the book, his was the first to give a position, give a variation to consider, and only THEN decide how to continue, whether it's better for black or white, etc. It forces visualization and support positions like no other book I've read.|
|May-25-10|| ||Everett: New book out: "You vs Bobby Fischer"
Same format as his previous books, but with positions straight from Fischer's games. It's up to you to play up to, or better than, than level of his opponents.
Mine is coming in the mail. He's books are some of the best instructional quality books out there.
|Jun-24-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Khmelnitsky has a regular instructional column on the Chessville web site:|
|Jul-07-11|| ||wordfunph: IM Khmelnitsky's 320-page book reminds me of GM Chris Ward's Chess Choice Challenge series.|
first, he presents a position and the reader to pick his evaluation from the 4 choices, and finally decide for the best move from 4 alternatives.
my rating = 8/10
btw, Igor has beaten 30 different GMs.
|Aug-27-19|| ||Stonehenge: A lot of games played in Denmark and Norway seem to belong to Henrik Holmsgaard.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||Tabanus: The two Peer Gynt games in Norway were indeed played by Igor, see http://www.norbase.sjakk.biz/index....|
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