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Igor N Khmelnitsky
Number of games in database: 183
Years covered: 1984 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2469
Highest rating achieved in database: 2479

Overall record: +61 -64 =58 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B22 B40 B52 B30 B84
 Alekhine's Defense (8) 
    B03 B05 B02 B04
 French Defense (7) 
    C15 C01 C13 C11
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C69 C78 C92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D35 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (19) 
    B04 B02 B03
 Slav (16) 
    D15 D10 D17 D18
 Sicilian (13) 
    B45 B47 B30 B85 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 D05 A45 D02
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B45 B47
 Old Benoni (6) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Andreev vs Khmelnitsky, 1988 0-1
   Khmelnitsky vs Plachetka, 1997 1-0
   Khmelnitsky vs Palatnik, 1989 1-0
   Khmelnitsky vs Waitzkin, 1995 1-0
   M Brodsky vs Khmelnitsky, 1989 0-1
   Khmelnitsky vs S Kozlov, 1988 1-0
   Shabalov vs Khmelnitsky, 1996 0-1
   Khmelnitsky vs A Kaspi, 1988 1-0
   Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky, 1988 1-0

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(born Aug-21-1968, 51 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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He is an IM.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 183  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M V Golubev vs Khmelnitsky  1-0471984Novaya KachovkaB02 Alekhine's Defense
2. M V Golubev vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½221984Aleksandriya Ch-UKR jrB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. Khmelnitsky vs M V Golubev  ½-½251984Ukraine jr ChT, EvpatoriaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Khmelnitsky vs E Heyken  0-1241986Copenhagen (Denmark)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky  1-0271986UKR-ch sfB30 Sicilian
6. Tiviakov vs Khmelnitsky 1-0371987URSB01 Scandinavian
7. A Nosenko vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½391988Ch UkraineA12 English with b3
8. Khmelnitsky vs L B Shmuter  0-1591988Ch UkraineB07 Pirc
9. Khmelnitsky vs O W Hartvig  1-0481988LyngbyA57 Benko Gambit
10. Khmelnitsky vs Brjansky  ½-½191988Ch UkraineB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. V M Golod vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½801988Ch UkraineA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. V K Neverov vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½161988Ch UkraineC71 Ruy Lopez
13. Khmelnitsky vs M Carlhammar  ½-½611988LyngbyD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
14. V Pesotskyi vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½271988Ch UkraineB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. D Berkovich vs Khmelnitsky  1-0261988Ch UkraineD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Khmelnitsky vs A V Frolov ½-½151988Ch UkraineC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
17. Khmelnitsky vs F Krudde 0-1431988LyngbyE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. Khmelnitsky vs V Zvonitsky  1-0601988Ch UkraineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. S Clausen vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½441988LyngbyE12 Queen's Indian
20. B V Alterman vs Khmelnitsky  1-0421988Ch UkraineD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
21. Khmelnitsky vs I Drozdov  1-0241988Ch UkraineB06 Robatsch
22. Khmelnitsky vs T B Nielsen  0-1571988LyngbyA80 Dutch
23. Khmelnitsky vs A Kaspi  1-0351988Ch UkraineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Van Wely vs Khmelnitsky  1-0341988LyngbyA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Y Kruppa vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½171988Ch UkraineD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 183  PGN Download
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  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, 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


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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Khmelnitsky has a regular instructional column on the Chessville web site:

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: A lot of games played in Denmark and Norway seem to belong to Henrik Holmsgaard.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The two Peer Gynt games in Norway were indeed played by Igor, see

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