About me

Before my chess lessons.. My name is Boroljub Zlatanovic, IM and a professional chess trainer from Serbia. No matter whether you play chess out of love or you are a beginner, an amateur or you play to become a professional, With my chess lessons I will help you achieve an outstanding progress. Whether you want to improve your endgame (basic, typical, complex), middlegame (global strategy, tactics, and typical positions) or to expand and deepen opening repertoire, you are at the right place! My many years’ experience of playing chess and coaching are a guarantee that you will achieve the desired result!

Welcome! I was born on August 5th, 1977. I learned to play chess at the age 4. When I was 8, I joined the local chess club and in the same year entered the pioneer and junior team. In 1994, I became FIDE Master, and in 1995 Youth Champion of Serbia and member of the youth national team. I became the State Team Champion with the, at the time dominant, chess club “Partizan”. I was a two-time champion of University of Belgrade and won 10 Serbian Open Chess Tournaments. Finally, in 2014. i became an International Master. In 2015. I became an certified FIDE Trainer! Now I live in the City of Kragujevac (Serbia) where I work in PUC Water supply and sanitation.

I have been a trainer since 2004. My students have had outstanding results in the Cadet and Youth Chess Championship and have been Cadet and Youth Champions of the Federation of Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia and the Balkans several times, in their age group. Now, I’m active as an online trainer and I’m happy to offer you my services. I’m available on the web site PLAYCHESS.COM under the nickname: Strategy Wizard. You can find out more about me and my official statistics on my FIDE profile and on PERPETUAL CHECK web sites. I am also available on websites CHESS.COM and ICC  (I am official vendor there since 2014) under same nickname: OptimusMagister. I’m offering audio and chat (MSN, Skype, and on playchess.com) lessons. You can get chess lessons in English and Russian. The price of the lessons varies and depends on the number of chess lessons, type of chess lessons of your interest, and the current skill level. Feel free to ask whatever you want. I’m here for you.

Also, I would like to thank my family and all those people who understood and supported me through my chess development.

Sincerely yours,
Boroljub Zlatanovic

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