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Tomasz Markowski
T Markowski 
Number of games in database: 1,570
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2548 (2572 rapid, 2563 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +569 -283 =596 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 122 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (224) 
 King's Indian Attack (129) 
    A07 A08
 English (93) 
    A15 A13 A14 A12 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (81) 
    A36 A37 A30 A34 A35
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    D02 D05 A46 A40 E00
 English, 1 c4 e5 (38) 
    A20 A26 A25 A21 A28
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (240) 
    B27 B42 B43 B40 B41
 Sicilian Kan (97) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (92) 
    A41 A40 A46 A45 D02
 Pirc (90) 
    B07 B08 B09
 King's Indian (56) 
    E94 E63 E67 E62 E97
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (47) 
    D20 D26 D27 D22 D24
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Moradiabadi vs T Markowski, 2010 0-1
   Ivanchuk vs T Markowski, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs G Koelsch, 1995 1-0
   T Markowski vs W Schmidt, 2003 1-0
   T Markowski vs Wojtkiewicz, 1995 1-0
   K G Shirazi vs T Markowski, 2012 0-1
   W Ehrenfeucht vs T Markowski, 1999 0-1
   L Guliev vs T Markowski, 2001 1/2-1/2
   T Markowski vs Z Strzemiecki, 2010 1-0
   T Markowski vs Movsesian, 2003 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Polish Championship (1999)
   Polish Championship (2007)
   Polish Championship (1995)
   Polish Championship (1996)
   European Championship (2000)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Championship (2008)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2013)

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

   🏆 TCh-POL Ekstraliga
   T Markowski vs I Janik (Oct-10-21) 1/2-1/2
   Jakub Chyzy vs T Markowski (Oct-09-21) 0-1
   D Mastrovasilis vs T Markowski (Oct-08-21) 1-0
   T Markowski vs K Miton (Oct-07-21) 1/2-1/2
   M Grabarczyk vs T Markowski (Oct-06-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-30-1975, 47 years old) Poland

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Grandmaster (1998).

He won the Polish Chess Championship in 1993, 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2007. He also represented Poland five-times in Chess Olympiads. In 2000 he won a bronze medal at the European Individual Chess Championship in Saint-Vincent, Italy. Markowski won at Geneva (1995, 2000) and shared for fourth at the 2004 Aeroflot Open in Moscow.

Markowski was awarded the GM title in 1998.

Chess strength
According to Chessmetrics his best single performance was at POL-ch 60th Warsaw, 2003, where he scored 10,5 of 13 possible points (81%) against 2520-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2700.

In September 2009, FIDE list his Elo rating is 2632. His peak rating was 2610 on the July and October 2003 rating lists.4 He has been in the top 100 players in the world twice. In July 2003 he was ranked 87th in the world, and on the October 2003 list he was 88th.

Wikipedia article: Tomasz Markowski (chess player)

Last updated: 2022-01-19 13:20:56

 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,570  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Markowski vs M Tan  1-0491990Wch U16A35 English, Symmetrical
2. H Nutiu vs T Markowski  1-0321990Wch U16B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. T Markowski vs J Barkhagen  0-1311990Wch U16A04 Reti Opening
4. Zhu Chen vs T Markowski  0-1251990Wch U16B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. T Markowski vs Maiwald  1-0421990Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
6. C Gabriel vs T Markowski  1-0621990Wch U16B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. T Markowski vs I Peck  1-0421990Wch U16A04 Reti Opening
8. A Pisarek vs T Markowski  ½-½911990POL-chT U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. T Markowski vs R Marquez  1-0611990Wch U16A04 Reti Opening
10. T Toh vs T Markowski  ½-½641990Wch U16A48 King's Indian
11. T Markowski vs S Desbonnes  1-0361990Wch U16A48 King's Indian
12. T Markowski vs Macieja  ½-½491990POL-chT U20A15 English
13. J Parker vs T Markowski  1-0411990Wch U16A57 Benko Gambit
14. T Markowski vs J Zyla  ½-½411991POL-chBC77 Ruy Lopez
15. T Markowski vs S Namgilov  ½-½241991Katowice opA14 English
16. K Luniewski vs T Markowski  0-1341991POL-chT U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. T Markowski vs R Kempinski  1-0421991POL-chBE60 King's Indian Defense
18. G Masternak vs T Markowski  1-0671991POL-chBA07 King's Indian Attack
19. T Markowski vs Krzysztof2 Jurkiewicz  1-0421991POL-chBB01 Scandinavian
20. T Markowski vs A Lokasto  ½-½591991Polanica Zdroj opD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. A Aleksandrov vs T Markowski  1-0351991Polanica Zdroj opA56 Benoni Defense
22. Z Robak vs T Markowski  0-1401991POL-chBB32 Sicilian
23. A Czerwonski vs T Markowski  1-0531991POL-chBA57 Benko Gambit
24. D Pedzich vs T Markowski  0-1311991POL-chBB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
25. T Markowski vs J Gdanski  0-1631991POL-chBB44 Sicilian
 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,570  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. Ogiñskiego 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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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