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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

ELO is the most popular rating system which is used to calculate chess strength of players in FIDE, USCF and the majority of chess federations and online chess websites (like ICC or Yahoo! chess). The higher ELO rating is the stronger a player is. In ELO system, a player moves from one class to another […]

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

Are you just beginning to play chess and want to know why do you keep loosing these games to a player who is not even good? I will give you couple of vital suggestions and tips that will dramatically improve your chess playing strength. Let’s go over the most important concepts. The first stage of […]

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Q. Which of the central squares are more important – d4, d5, e4 or e5?  As a point of reference, let’s say the player is playing White. Can you explain why? A. That depends if you playing so-called light squared game or dark squared game – which basically means what squares you are trying to […]

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Club players often seek common tips, rules, and ideas to apply in their games. Having a framework based on general rules is a huge plus in all three phases of chess. That’s where this article comes into play. We have compiled a list of the 24 most important tips and tricks that will help you […]

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

The main idea of pretty much any chess opening is to develop pieces as quickly and effectively as possible. Here are some basic principles for white which can be applied to most opening situations in the world.

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

How it all begins… Chess is very old and wise game which was invented in India about 2000 years ago. In the very beginning, only Indian kings played this game. Instead of going to war two Indian shahs (kings) just set down with the chess board between them and decided whose land is whose and […]

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Chess is a complex game. Not regarding the moves but regarding the strategies, one needs to opt for winning. From the basic rules to advanced tactics, theory and opening and ending moves, the entire game of chess is subjected to a lot of patience and concentration. Practicing meditation alongside learning to play chess is thus […]

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Have you ever played an opponent who is 400 points higher rated than you are? If you’re playing chess regularly I bet you did. According to the statistics if player is 400 points higher rated he will win at about 95% of games. But do not get disappointed and read on. There is a pretty […]

Yury Markushin
10.05.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.05.2009

Online chess is fun. Online chess is cool. Online chess is easy to play. But have you ever think about how much time do you spend playing online chess and later wondering why are you not doing well over the board, at real “wooden” chess (or may you be using plastic USCF chess set) somewhere […]