Yury Markushin - Page 53

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

Lasker’s Trap

Lasker’s Trap can be very powerful weapon for Black in Albin Counter gambit variation. The unusual though very powerful feature of Lasker Trap is underpromotion on seventh move. It is a good idea to use this opening in quick games since it is not very often played and your opponent most likely would be unprepared […]

Legal’s Trap in chess

Legal’s Trap also known as Legal’s Mate often arises in shown or similar positions. In this example it works like an opening trap for Philidor’s Defense. White pseudo-sacrifices the queen and mates by 3 minor pieces. The trap is named after Sire de Légal (1702-1792) who was a French player, or Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924), […]

Scholar’s Mate

Unlike Fool’s mate, Scholar’s mate often occurs in games of beginners. The main idea of Scholar’s mate is that “f7” square is weak since it’s being protected by the king alone. Remember, I told you that it is unwise to rely on traps in serious games? Scholar’s mate is a perfect example to show that. […]

Fool’s Mate — How To Win At Chess In 2 Moves

fools mate chessFool’s mate is the quickest mate in the game of chess possible: in just 2 moves. Even in the games of beginners it rarely occurs. Now you know why it isn’t wise to start the game with 1.f3. It weakens White’s kingside in major way. Fool’s Mate just exploits this weakness right away.

Alaric v.707

Download Rating ELO: 2752 Alaric is a great choice for your everyday chess needs. Works especially great for long term deep analyzes. Website

Strelka 1.0 Beta

Download Rating ELO: 2850 Strelka is a powerful chess engine which is good for everyday analyzes and normal play. Good thing is – it is free. Website  

How to play: The rules of chess in 5 minutes

Want to learn to play chess quickly and effortlessly. Well, here is your chance to learn how the chess pieces move, all the chess rules, basic strategy, tactics, special rules and more in 5 minutes or less! Like any board game there are a number of rules and tactics which should be understood. Chess is […]

Queen’s Gambit for Black

This was my first game in the Delaware Grand Prix Tournament Event #4 Round #1. The event was G29, which means 29 minutes per game for each player. Take a look at the game and I hope it will help you to avoid mistakes I have made. How to get the most from this game? […]

Sometimes We Blunder

This was my last game in the Delaware Grand Prix Tournament Event #4 Round #5. The event was G29, which means 29 minutes per game for each player. Take a look at the game and I hope it will help you to avoid mistakes I have made. How to get the most from this game? […]

Yury Markushin (1800) vs. Parrot (2200)

The game I played against 2250+ rated program. The name of the program is Parrot, it often plays on FICS.