If you are a beginner who wants to be a part of the chess elite one day, then we have good news for you! IM Boroljub Zlatanovic invites you to embark on a journey where planning isn't just about looking two or three moves ahead. It's about seeing the grand narrative of the game, understanding the pieces as if they came alive!
In the hushed atmosphere of chess tournament rooms worldwide, the most profound sound is often SILENCE…
The soft ticking of clocks, an occasional cough, or the gentle shuffle of a chess piece are the only breaks in the quiet.
In these moments of high tension, audiences are drawn into the board, captivated by the strategic genius in front of them.
Every move the players make, every piece they advance, tells a tale – not just of the game’s flow, but of the intricate planning and foresight behind each decision.
If you are a beginner who wants to be a part of the chess elite one day, then we have good news for you!
IM Boroljub Zlatanovic invites you to embark on a journey where planning isn’t just about looking two or three moves ahead. It’s about seeing the grand narrative of the game, understanding the pieces as if they came alive!
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll delve into:
- Masterful Strategies from Legends: Analyze the iconic games of global titans like Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri. Grasp the profound planning, see beyond the immediate board, and anticipate several moves ahead, just like the masters.
- Classic Center Control: Explore foundational classic games from the likes of Steinitz, Reti, and Botvinnik. Understand the immense power of center control and how it influences every match, grounding you in principles that have stood the test of time.
- The Journey to Promotion: Understand piece promotion better. With lessons drawn from masters like Boris Gelfand as well as modern prodigies like Rosen and Xiong, you’ll uncover strategies to inch your pawns closer to their crowning squares.
- Navigating Sidelines: Learn when to stray from mainstream lines and forge your own path, and how to play with opponents when you don’t know what the “right” move is supposed to be.
IM Zlatanovic carefully curates each chapter, ensuring you get a holistic view of planning, integrating lessons from the past and present.
Don’t miss the opportunity to solidify and upgrade your planning skills.
Chapter 1. Play With a Plan. Rubinstein-Duras
Chapter 2. Play With a Plan. Tari-Carlsen
Chapter 3. Play With a Plan. Duda-Firouzja
Chapter 4. Play With a Plan. Caruana-Giri
Chapter 5. Center Control Affects Planning. Steinitz-Potter
Chapter 6. Center Control Affects Planning. Bogoljubow-Reti
Chapter 7. Center Control Affects Planning. Botvinnik-Vidmar
Chapter 8. Promotion. Xiong-So
Chapter 9. Promotion. Hess-Rozen
Chapter 10. Promotion. Gelfand-Lerner
About The Author:
IM Boroljub Zlatanovic [FIDE 2438]
IM Boroljub Zlatanovic is an International Master and a professional chess coach from Serbia. Boroljub has been coaching chess for over 15 years and his students showed outstanding results in the Youth and Junior Championships. Whether you want to improve your endgame (basic, typical, complex), middlegame (global strategy, tactics, and typical positions), or expand and deepen the opening repertoire, you are at the right place!