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Tomasz Markowski
Number of games in database: 500
Years covered: 1992 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2566 (2551 rapid, 2559 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632
Overall record: +147 -95 =186 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      72 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (79) 
 King's Indian Attack (46) 
    A07 A08
 English, 1 c4 c5 (29) 
    A36 A37 A30 A39 A35
 English (26) 
    A15 A14 A12 A13 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A20 A26 A22 A21 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B43 B27 B42 B40 B41
 Sicilian Kan (38) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Pirc (28) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D26 D20 D27 D24 D29
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A41 A40 D05 D02 D00
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C65 C97 C78 C66
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Markowski vs G Koelsch, 1995 1-0
   T Markowski vs Z Strzemiecki, 2010 1-0
   T Markowski vs Van Wely, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs W Schmidt, 2003 1-0
   W Ehrenfeucht vs T Markowski, 1999 0-1
   T Markowski vs Movsesian, 2003 1-0
   Ivanchuk vs T Markowski, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs Svidler, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs L Drabke, 2004 1-0
   T Markowski vs J Tomczak, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Polish Championship (2010)
   Polish Championship (2006)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Polish Championships (2012)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Markowski KIA by pihkal

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(born Jul-30-1975, 40 years old) Poland

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Grandmaster (1998).

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 500  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Ciemniak vs T Markowski 1-019 1992 PolandB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. T Markowski vs Hebden  1-040 1993 Oviedo 25'C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Ulf Andersson vs T Markowski  ½-½73 1993 Polanica ZdrojA48 King's Indian
4. T Markowski vs Judit Polgar 1-036 1993 Oviedo 25'B50 Sicilian
5. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  0-163 1993 POL-ch 50thE97 King's Indian
6. Kharlov vs T Markowski  1-037 1993 Oviedo rapidB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Romanishin vs T Markowski  ½-½63 1993 Polanica ZdrojB30 Sicilian
8. M Brodsky vs T Markowski  ½-½47 1993 Katowice Fibak opB30 Sicilian
9. Sosonko vs T Markowski  ½-½38 1993 Polanica ZdrojE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. G Milos vs T Markowski  0-141 1993 It (active)B83 Sicilian
11. T Markowski vs A Szczygiel  1-042 1993 It (open)C26 Vienna
12. Smirin vs T Markowski  1-046 1993 Oviedo rapidB83 Sicilian
13. Salov vs T Markowski  ½-½26 1993 It (active)A15 English
14. T Markowski vs W Schmidt  ½-½27 1994 Legnica Voivode CupA36 English
15. T Markowski vs M Wach  ½-½32 1994 Velden opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. T Markowski vs K Spraggett  1-039 1994 Cannes openA04 Reti Opening
17. Nunn vs T Markowski 1-032 1994 It (open)B89 Sicilian
18. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  1-065 1994 POL-ch 51thE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. T Markowski vs Chekhov  0-158 1994 POL-chTA20 English
20. T Markowski vs G Welling  ½-½30 1994 Velden openA14 English
21. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  ½-½20 1994 POL-chTE17 Queen's Indian
22. Kholmov vs T Markowski  1-044 1994 Legnica Voivode CupB54 Sicilian
23. T Markowski vs G Koelsch  1-031 1995 Metz op 13thA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. Psakhis vs T Markowski  1-049 1995 Vienna opB07 Pirc
25. T Markowski vs K Spraggett  1-055 1995 It (open)A04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-28-04  uponthehill: That's the best Polish chessplayer of today- he's 8th at Aeroflot 2004.
Feb-28-04  Maroczy: uponthehill: When are the next Polish Championships? Also, I would like to subscribe to a Polish chess magazine. I live in New England so it may cost a bit. I would appreciate any links. By the way, how old is Markowski?
Feb-28-04  uponthehill: Hello Maroczy,

Markowski was born in 1975.

Polish championships will be held probably in autumn.

In Poland there are 3 chess magazines:

1. "Przeglad Szachowy" ("Chess Review"):

Good contents, but always is published with a great delay. They also repeat mails longly.

Agencja 64 PLUS
ul. Ogińskiego 67/5
66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski

2. "Panorama Szachowa" ("Chess Panorama")

Average contents, quite actual

ul. Kazimierzowska 52
02-570 Warszawa

3. "Szachista" ("Chessplayer")

I don't read it because it has very limited edition (I think it is only available in subscription) - the only information about them I posses.


If you need translation of e-mails to them from English to Polish, just send me them in English, and I will send them back to you translated.

I'll gladly help, cheers

Apr-03-04  Kandelabr: Polish Championships (Men): 24th of April- 7th of May. I am sure online live transmissions will be available, as it was in recent years.
Apr-03-04  Maroczy: Kandelabr: I wonder how Macieja will do, he will be playing in the FIDE championship cycle in June. He seems to have bounced back at the recent 75th Petrosian Memorial.I still think he's capable of excellent chess.
Apr-03-04  Kandelabr: Although Macieja has belonged to Polish elite for several years and even won European Championships in 2002, he has never been champion of Poland. I do not think he will succeed in this year. Markowski seems to be at his peak.
Apr-03-04  Maroczy: Kandelabr: I'll bet you dwa golombki that Macieja wins:)
Apr-28-04  uponthehill: Polish Championships are to watch on . They will play till 7th May. After 4 rounds Jakubiec is first (3 pts).
May-23-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Tomasz's games:
Sep-08-05  atripodi: Can anyone explain why Markowski almost always starts out with 1.g3, but almost always turns it into a more orthodox opening like the English or KIA by move 2 or 3? If he wants to get into one of these, why not 1.Nf3 or 1.c4? In any case, his unusual approach to the opening as well as his success with it at top-level is very refreshing.
Dec-30-08  Brown: <atripodi> Not sure if you venture this site anymore, but it seems he plays g3 to get into reverse dragons if black plays e5 (answering with 2.c4, and gets into a KIA, Reti type position if they play d5 (answering 2.Nf3). It's a smart transpositional tool for the opening.
Feb-19-09  atripodi: Thanks for the delayed reply <Brown>. It seems like Markowski just likes to play both Reti and English systems, as 1.g3 doesn't restrict either 1...e5 or 1...d5 like 1.c4 or 1.Nf3 would. He also seems to like the weirdness that comes about when neither of these moves (or c5) is played.
Nov-20-09  BIDMONFA: Tomasz Markowski


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  Tabanus: Picture:

Placed 2nd in Open de Sants (Spain) 20-29 August 2010:

Jul-30-14  thegoldenband: Huh, that's quite a coincidence that Markowski is today's featured player -- I just submitted this completely wacky Reti Opening game between him and Navara to the site (I was surprised we didn't have it already), featuring the shocking TN of 3...g5!?!

[Event "TCh-POL Ekstraliga"]
[Site "Wroclaw POL"]
[Date "2011.07.05"]
[Round "2.5"]
[White "Markowski, Tomasz"]
[Black "Navara, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A09"]
[WhiteElo "2616"]
[BlackElo "2702"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 g5 4. Qa4+ c6 5. d3 g4 6. Nfd2 Bg7 7. g3 h5 8. h4 b5 9. cxb5 Qd5 10. Rg1 cxb5 11. Qc2 Bb7 12. a4 Nf6 13. axb5 Qxb5 14. Na3 Qd7 15. Ndc4 O-O 16. Bd2 Rc8 17. Bg2 Nd5 18. Qb3 Nc6 19. b5 Ne5 20. Na5 Nf3+ 21. exf3 Qe6+ 22. Kf1 gxf3 23. Bxf3 Ne3+ 24. fxe3 Qf6 25. e4 Qxf3+ 26. Ke1 Bxe4 27. Qd1 Qxd3 28. Qe2 Qxe2+ 29. Kxe2 d3+ 30. Ke3 Bxa1 31. Kxe4 Bc3 32. Kxd3 Bxd2 33. Kxd2 Rc5 34. N5c4 Rd8+ 35. Kc3 Rf5 36. Kb4 Rd3 37. g4 hxg4 38. Rxg4+ Kf8 39. Na5 e5 40. N3c4 Rf4 41. Rg5 f6 42. Rg6 Rh3 43. Kc5 Rhxh4 44. Nd6 e4 45. Nac4 Rhg4 46. Rxg4 1/2-1/2

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  Penguincw: Happy 39th birthday to GM Tomasz Markowski.
Jul-30-14  Xeroxx: Happy Player Of The Day.
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