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Tomasz Markowski
Number of games in database: 582
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2548 (2572 rapid, 2563 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +179 -113 =221 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 69 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (94) 
 King's Indian Attack (57) 
    A07 A08
 English, 1 c4 c5 (33) 
    A36 A37 A30 A34 A35
 English (30) 
    A15 A14 A12 A13 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A20 A21 A22 A26 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 E00 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B43 B27 B42 B40 B41
 Sicilian Kan (46) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Pirc (29) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A41 A40 A46 A45 D00
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (27) 
    D26 D20 D27 D29
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C67 C65 C97 C77 C78
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ivanchuk vs T Markowski, 2000 1/2-1/2
   E Moradiabadi vs T Markowski, 2010 0-1
   T Markowski vs G Koelsch, 1995 1-0
   T Markowski vs W Schmidt, 2003 1-0
   W Ehrenfeucht vs T Markowski, 1999 0-1
   T Markowski vs Z Strzemiecki, 2010 1-0
   M Orr vs T Markowski, 2005 0-1
   L Guliev vs T Markowski, 2001 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs Wojtkiewicz, 1995 1-0
   T Markowski vs T Yilmaz, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Championship (2000)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Reykjavik op 19th (2000)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2013)
   MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Markowski KIA by pihkal
   G3 Openings by OxaginDave

   🏆 MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival
   L Jarmula vs T Markowski (Jul-17-17) 1-0
   T Markowski vs R Prasanna (Jul-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Edouard vs T Markowski (Jul-15-17) 1-0
   T Markowski vs J Tomczak (Jul-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Jumabayev vs T Markowski (Jul-13-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-30-1975, 45 years old) Poland

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Grandmaster (1998). He won the Polish Championship in 1993, 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2007.

Wikipedia article: Tomasz Markowski (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-04-06 15:31:02

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 582  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Ciemniak vs T Markowski 1-0191992PolandB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Brodsky vs T Markowski  ½-½471993Katowice Fibak opB30 Sicilian
3. T Markowski vs A Szczygiel  1-0421993KatowiceA07 King's Indian Attack
4. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  0-1631993POL-ch 50thE97 King's Indian
5. T Markowski vs J Gdanski  ½-½301993Rubinstein Memorial 30thA34 English, Symmetrical
6. T Markowski vs Ribli  ½-½181993Rubinstein Memorial 30thA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Andersson vs T Markowski  ½-½731993Rubinstein Memorial 30thA48 King's Indian
8. Romanishin vs T Markowski  ½-½631993Rubinstein Memorial 30thB30 Sicilian
9. J Hickl vs T Markowski  1-0561993Rubinstein Memorial 30thA00 Uncommon Opening
10. Sosonko vs T Markowski  ½-½381993Rubinstein Memorial 30thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. T Markowski vs R Kuczynski  ½-½291993Rubinstein Memorial 30thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. T Markowski vs J Polgar 1-03619933rd Principe de Asturias rapidA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Kharlov vs T Markowski  1-03719933rd Principe de Asturias rapidB40 Sicilian
14. T Markowski vs Hebden  1-04019933rd Principe de Asturias rapidC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. G Milos vs T Markowski  0-14119933rd Principe de Asturias rapidB83 Sicilian
16. Salov vs T Markowski  ½-½2619933rd Principe de Asturias rapidA15 English
17. Smirin vs T Markowski  1-04619933rd Principe de Asturias rapidB83 Sicilian
18. Kholmov vs T Markowski  1-0441994Legnica Voivode CupB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. T Markowski vs G Welling  ½-½301994Velden openA14 English
20. Nunn vs T Markowski 1-0321994?B89 Sicilian
21. T Markowski vs K Spraggett  1-0391994Cannes openD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. T Markowski vs M Wach  ½-½321994Velden opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. T Markowski vs W Schmidt  ½-½271994Legnica Voivode CupA36 English
24. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  1-0651994POL-ch 51thE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
25. W Schmidt vs T Markowski  ½-½201994POL-chTE17 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 582  PGN Download
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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).
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  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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  Penguincw: (this was in July 2018)

Markowski one of 4 co-winners at the Warsaw Najdorf Festival. He scored 7/9. A last round win vs. the leader entering Round 9 propelled him.

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  Messiah: Interesting, lots of White games are marked as A00, despite lots of them are actually English Openings.

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