Yury Markushin

Yury Markushin is a co-founder of TheChessWorld, as well as an enthusiastic chess amateur rated just below 2000 USCF.

Yury’s passion for chess is evident in his many contributions to the chess community. In addition to co-founding TheChessWorld and ChessLance, Yury has also written numerous articles on various chess topics. His insights into the game and ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner have helped millions of players around the globe.

Outside of chess, Yury is a dedicated husband and father and enjoys spending time with his family. He also has a strong interest in technology and is constantly exploring new ways to use it to improve the chess-playing experience for players around the world.

Chess Articles by Yury Markushin

Benko Gambit for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [TCW Academy]

Benko Gambit for BlackTired of positional play? Looking for an active opening, no one is really prepared for? IM Marcin Sieciechowicz’s top pick… the Benko Gambit.

Calculation for Tournament Players with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [TCW Academy]

Calculation for Tournament PlayersIM Marcin Sieciechowicz reveals his 5-elements of calculation strategy that will help you find those hidden moves in your positions.

How to Think Like Grandmaster – Free Course

How to Think like GrandmasterToday, you’re in luck! Grab a free mini-course on how to think like a grandmaster. Ever found yourself in a middlegame, scratching your head, unsure of what to play next? You might have three moves that look the same, but guess what? Pick wrong, and you’re lost.

Initiative Gaining Algorithm – Free Course

Initiative Gaining AlgorithmWhat if you could take some creativity… Gain tons of initiative… And finally, launch a vicious attack on your opponent’s king… without ever going into the endgame?

Win with King’s Indian Defense – Free Course

Win with King's Indian Defense mini courseDamian Lemos is a huge fan of the King’s Indian Defense. He’s been playing it since he was 12 and hasn’t stopped, even as a GM.

Grand Prix Attack for White with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [TCW Academy]

Grand Prix Attack for WhiteEnter the Grand Prix Attack. A lot of 1.e4 players hate to see 1…c5 over the board. It’s a beast of an opening: complex, tricky, and you really need to stay sharp with both theory and practice.

Double Fianchetto System for White with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [TCW Academy]

Double Fianchetto System for WhiteWhat if you could sidestep the mainline theory and play the system that requires almost no memorization, but still scores great with White? Double Fianchetto System is crafted around the universal setup that works against anything Black plays.

21 Free Chess Video Courses [Watch & Download]

21 free chess coursesJust wanted to drop a quick note. We’ve just expanded our selection of free mini-courses and added 10 new ones last night. If you’re looking to brush up on Calculation, Endgames, Middlegame, or Opening play, this is the perfect spot to start.

Anti Sicilians for White – Free Course

Anti Sicilians for WhiteLove to play 1.e4, but hate to deal with all the theory behind Sicilian Defense? FM Milan Popovic has your back! After playing these lines for over a decade, he’s put together a practical, low-theory repertoire just for you, focusing on the Chekhover Variation and a few lesser-known lines.

1…d6 System – Free Course

Win with 1...d6 system free courseLooking for a solid, yet flexible opening choice against 1.e4? IM Valentin Baidetskyi recommends… the Philidor Defense. But there is a twist. It’s not that old & boring Philidor. It is completely rebuilt from the ground up opening preparation based on 1…d6 System.
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