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Swriter
12.17.2011
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Yury Markushin
12.17.2011

Here is the continuation of the chess humor series.

Many of you like to play chess, some of you also like to watch movies during the ‘free of chess’ time. How does an action movie like The Transporter can be used to interpret the Game of Kings?

At first, it seems like these two things are completely unrelated, but our guest blogger Swriter thinks differently. And not only thinks, but he was kind enough to share his ideas with me us and … well keep reading

Yury Markushin
12.14.2011
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Yury Markushin
12.14.2011

Today’s topic is chess art. Here are some pictures of chess pieces’ combination that I have shot with Canon 60D DSLR camera. If you visit TheChessWorld.com on regular basis you probably will find some of these familiar. These are the images I have been using as my article’s pictograms. Some of them (actually most of them) however new and I haven’t published them before. Anyway, it’s better one time to see than 10 times to hear. Enjoy.

Yury Markushin
11.27.2011
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Yury Markushin
11.27.2011

Here is a collection of 23 funny chess aphorisms. It’s a continuation to the chess facts from the previous post, compliment to the chess jokes from the long time ago post and chess humor post. The first aphorism is: A brilliant combination had come to his mind, but didn’t find anyone there and left.

Yury Markushin
11.17.2011
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Yury Markushin
11.17.2011

Chess facts is an interesting topic. I will not talk about strategy, tactics, endgames, middle games, psychology and any other chess-related things. However, I will still talk about chess. Here are some facts about the game of chess that not many chess players may be aware of.

These are little, fundamental ideas behind the game of chess, from the chess history to the longest game possible.

This chess information should help you to improve your understanding of the game.

Yury Markushin
11.02.2011
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Yury Markushin
11.02.2011

Today I will do a review of one of the strongest free chess programs available for android smartphones: Droid Fish. This program does not have any fancy things like a high texture wooden board or special sounds effects like those of Chess Free. However, what DroidFish does and does really well is playing chess. The application is powered by a very powerful Stock Fish engine, which is a derivative of a commercially available all-famous Rybka. It is hard to precisely estimate the playing strength of Droid Fish, but I can certainly say that it’s way stronger than a Master’s.

Yury Markushin
10.23.2011
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Yury Markushin
10.23.2011

Today we will talk about the ideas your need to keep in mind in order to be successful while over the board playing chess or even a day or two beforehand. Chess is definitely a sport; it means that even if you are a weaker player you can still win the game if you are ready for this challenge.

The more information you have about the opponent you are paired up against, the better. Maybe you saw him play before, maybe you have played against him yourself, in any case you may have some idea about the openings he plays and his “level of aggressiveness”.

Here is is a simple 3 step guide that will help you to win more chess games.

Yury Markushin
09.21.2011
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Yury Markushin
09.21.2011

There are many different chess products available on the market these days. Hundreds of companies produce chess books, chess clocks, chess boards, chess pieces, chess notebooks, chess software, chess computers and just everything about chess.

Do you really need to buy all these things in order to be a successful tournament player?

Which things are must have and which are just luxuries? Keep reading to learn more.

Yury Markushin
08.27.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.27.2011

Today we’ll talk about something different rather than Rook Endgames that I was covering lately. If not endgames, than what, you may ask? Right, we are going to talk about openings, which is something opposite to the endgames. Don’t get disappointed yet since I’m not going to cover the openings you know and play on regular basis. Today’s topic is something a little bit different. We’ll talk about the openings you have no clue about. More specifically, we’ll discuss how to play the openings you never saw before and don’t even know they exist.

Yury Markushin
08.21.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.21.2011

As you already know the rook endgames are the most common type of endgames occurring in chess. About half of all endgames are rook endings. Today we’ll talk about one very important and common type of endgame: Rook + Pawn vs. Rook.

This is one of the very theoretical endgames. All the variations are well-analyzed and known, that’s why it’s called an elementary endgame. Previously I have covered Endgame Strategies and King + Pawn vs. Rook.

Elementary does not necessarily mean easy, it means with the perfect play it will be a predefined win, draw, or lose. You’ll ask me why you need to know how to play an endgame that is theoretically lost for you. Good question. Since this is only a theoretical loss, it’s only a guaranteed loss in a perfect world, such as when playing against a strong computer program armed with Nalimov’s Tables.

Yury Markushin
08.11.2011
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Yury Markushin
08.11.2011

Today I will tell you how to win more chess games. Yes, it’s that simple, after reading today’s article you will have a pretty good picture in your head and will be able to fix something that you doing wrong in order to win or at least not to lose games.

The topic of today’s discussion is again: endgames. Are you excited? Well, you should be since you are the one who will play better after today and win games.

 

I have written many articles about endgames such as how to improve your endgame play, how to checkmate with a Knight and Bishop, Two Bishops or play Rook Endgames. This time the topic of our interest is very broad and will explain endgame strategies that can be applied to any type of endgames.