IM MilovanR lichess coach

IM Milovan Ratkovic

Do you want to enjoy in chess? Do you want to have great results? Let me know.

Location Serbia
LanguagesEnglish, Serbian
RatingFIDE: 2416251026242302
Hourly rate1hour= 20 euros , 1 hour of playing= 12 euros
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

IM Ratkovic Milovan.
24 years old. From Belgrade, Serbia.
I have been teaching chess for the last 3 years.
Ages and levels are not important. I know how to become a great player!
I graduated Law at University in Belgrade.
Now I am trying to reach GM title.
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Playing experience

I started to play chess at age of 9.
I was very successful at many cadet championships.
Junior Champion of Serbia in 2012.
Played two times Serbian National Championship.
I have won many blitz and rapid competitions in my career.
Member of Chess Club ,,Naftagas" in the First Serbian League.
I defeated many great players like Damljanovic Branko(2562), Gleizerov Evgeny(2548), Savic Miodrag(2539)...

Teaching experience

I started teaching 3 years ago.
I have helped many players to achieve their goals.
I can provide advice to everybody, from beginners to strong players who want to reach FM, IM or GM titles.
It is important to have motivation for this and everything is possible!
With all my students I have friendly communication and a good relationship.
In my 14 year chess career I have never had a chess teacher! So, I know best how hard it is to have good results on your own.
My biggest trainer achievement is my younger brother Miloje. I helped him a lot, especially with his openings, and, now, his standard rating is 2416.

Other experiences

I graduated law at University in Belgrade in June 2018. My goal is to become a successful lawyer.
In my free time, I go in the gym and play basketball.

Best skills

I specialize in:
- Searching for opening novelties for my students
- Building their Opening Repertoire
- Tournament preparation

Teaching methodology

During the first class I test my student to assess his chess level and knowledge.
Then, I work with him on areas that he needs the most improvement. At the end of every class, I give them homework and instruction for the next one.
It is very important to have a good atmosphere for the classes. Our goal is to have fun and learn something new. Relax and enjoy!
With my students, I work on different areas:
- Openings and opening novelties
- Middlegame technique
- Basic endgames and endgame strategy
- Game analysis
- Preparation for opponents
- Practical advice