Yury Markushin - Page 54

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

Little Chess Partner Checkmated!

Here is the game played against the Little Chess Partner. The online version plays around 2000 ELO on fast PCs, maybe better. I was running Little Chess Partner on AMD Athlon(TM) 4800+ 62×2 Processor, with 2 Gb RAM. Program was set for 10 seconds fixed time search. While playing Little Chess Partner I discovered a […]

Scotch Game

scotch gameThe Scotch Game received its name from a correspondence match in 1824 between Edinburgh and London. Popular in the 19th century, by 1900 the Scotch had lost favor among top players because it was thought to release the central tension too early and allow Black to equalize without difficulty. However, this opening is still very […]

Philidor’s Defense

It is named after the famous 18th century player François-André Danican Philidor, who advocated it as an alternative to the common 2…Nc6. Today it is known for being a solid, but rather passive, opening for black. It is rarely seen in top level play. Philidor’s main idea behind the move 2…d6 was of course to […]

Italian Game – Chess Opening

Italian opening is one of the oldest chess openings. It was analyzed by the greatest Italian masters in XVI century. The main idea for white is formation of ideal pawn center by playing c2-c3 and pushing d2-d4. Black has a weak f7 square, which white using as a target for its attacks.

Petrov’s Defense

The opening was developed by Russian master Alexander Petrov. The main idea of Petrov’s Defense (or so called Russian game) is not to defend e5 pawn, but to symmetrically attack white’s e4 pawn. This is strategically rich opening and it’s being used by top player around the globe even these days.

Two Knights Opening

The two knight defense usually leads to a sharp game. Sacrifices are very common here for black as well as for white. This opening is played at the very top level even today.

Three Knights Opening

three knights openingThis opening is the one played very often. Black avoids drawish 4 knights game playing 3…Be7. This opening is not very well known and analyzed, so it may be a good idea to play it, if you want to surprise your opponent. Psychology is big part of chess.

Four Knights Opening – chess strategy

The four knights opening is also very old and well known. Knights can be developed in any order, but the given one is the most common. This opening is more often played by beginners, who avoid complex pawn exchanges. This is a solid opening, but since it’s too symmetrical, white do not get as much […]

Ruy Lopez (Spanish)

Spanish game is one of the oldest and well analyzed openings. The opening was first played and studied by the greatest chess players of XV and XVI century Luzena and Lopez from Spain. This is probably single the most popular opening which is being played today at all levels: from beginners to the elite grandmasters.

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 […]