Mariya Yughina: Painter & Chess player
An Artist In Our Midst
Mariya Yughina (or simply Maria Yugina) was born in St.Petersburg on June 8, 1988 and showed talent very early on both for chess (wfm 2183 Elo) and painting.
Maria has a passion for painting scenes depicting nature as well as chess. But I especially like her chess paintings!
“According to Mariya , facing a “Lady in red” may turn one’s mood “blue” ”
“Mariya believes one should never ask a lady what is she thinking of, when her whole self seems to be far away. Would a man’s ego admit she’s dreaming of a chess combination”
Do you recognize the position? Hint: An old immortal! (Anderssen vs. Kieseritzky, London 1851)
“Beauty both on and off the board”
Mariya on Exhibition
Earlier in February of this year, some of Mariya’s art was on exhibition at the prestigious Galeria Elite Prof Art in Bucharest.
Mariya is married to my friend and colleague GM Mikhail Marin since late last 2017.