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.
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10 Best Attacking Games of All Time with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]Are you passionate about chess and want to improve your attacking skills? I am excited to introduce you to a brand-new training that will take your attacking chess to new heights. Get ready to unleash your inner attacking genius with the 10 Best Attacking Games of All Time, led by none other than GM Marian […]
3 Reasons Why Your Openings FailAre you tired of spending countless hours on opening preparation with nothing to show for it? Many club players spend tons of time trying to learn openings, memorize variations, and book up on theory… but at the end of the day, this doesn’t help them to win any more games. Why? There are 3 biggest […]
Modern Vienna Game with IM Zaur Tekeyev [TCW Academy]Looking for a dynamic opening for White, full of sacrifices and aggressive play? Look no further. IM Zaur Tekeyev recommends the Modern Vienna Game.
Philidor Defense Hanham Variation with IM Zaur Tekeyev [TCW Academy]If you’re looking to add a new surprise weapon to your opening repertoire, I have some exciting news for you. The Hanham Variation offers Black good control of the center, along with positional and strategic advantages. It is a solid and reliable opening based on Philidor Defense.
English Opening: Neo-Catalan with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]Ultra flexible. Check. Trusted by Super-GMs. Check. Plenty of tactics and attacking play. Check. Neo-Catalan is an “improved” version of the already solid Catalan Opening.
5 Steps to Gain Initiative in Chess (Infographics + Pro Tips)Want to be in control of your chess games? Want to create opportunities rather than passively reacting to whatever your opponent throws your way? One word. Initiative. That is the single thing you’ll need to be in the driver’s seat. Here are the 5 Steps to Gain Initiative in Chess.
Unleashing the Rossolimo Attack with FM Zaur Tekeyev [TCW Academy]Rossolimo Attack: Black does not play the Sicilian to play the meek lamb against White’s e4. It’s getting ready for some action. Then he plays the knight to c6, grabbing the exact squares that White’s f3-knight is trying to control. Oops! It’s not going to be easy it seems.
Complete Tactics Manual for Beginners with IM Boroljub Zlatanovic [TCW Academy]Tactics Manual for Beginners: Seeing no improvement in your game? Or maybe even after hours of studying openings, your rating still refuses to budge? Tell me, do you find it hard to see winning opportunities on the board? Do you often end up drawing even a won game? Do your opponents usually land a “surprise” […]
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The “Magic” Chess StrategyImagine if there was a “magic” strategy that lets you win your games… The bad news is… there is no ONE strategy that could do all that (or at least I’m not aware of it). The good news is, there is the next best thing.
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