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GM Miloje Ratkovic

"Every wall is a door."

LocationBelgrade Serbia
LanguagesEnglish (US), Српски језик, bosanski, hrvatski
RatingFIDE: 2499271227852463
Hourly rate1 hour= 35 euros, 10 hours= 300 euros
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

Hello chess friends! My name is Miloje Ratkovic(25 years old). I am Grandmaster and my current elo is 2499.
I'm from Belgrade, Serbia. I finished Faculty of Law(University of Belgrade). My next step is to become a lawyer.
Also, I am professional chess coach with practice as a online chess coach for 4 and a half years. Ages and levels are not important. I have coaching programs for all chess levels.
If you are interested you can visit:
-my website:,
-my facebook page:
Also, you can contact me on:
Skype: miloje.ratkovic

Playing experience

I started to play chess at the age of 7.
I was Junior Champion of Serbia in 2014. I represented Serbia on World Junior Chess Championship in Khanty Mansiysk in 2015.
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. Also, I'm member of German Chess Club "TSV Schönaich".

Teaching experience

I started teaching 4 and a half years.
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 16 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. I worked with my older brother Milovan. He is International Master.

Other experiences

I graduated Law, at University of Belgrade with 22. Next step is to become successful lawyer.
In my free time, I play basketball and go in the gym.
Also, I go on German language course.

Best skills

I specialize in:
-Teaching beginners to become professional players
-Searching for opening novelties for my students
- Building their Opening Repertoire
- Tournament preparation program
-Help students to improve time management during the game

Teaching methodology

Most important thing is to be motivated for training.
On first class I test my student to assess his chess level and knowledge. I have program for all levels. It's not important if you are beginner or experienced player.
Then, I work with students on areas that them needs the most improvement.
I give to my students homework after every class. And, next class we check that.
Also, we will play training games.
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
Also, I give my students psychological advices and how to control their time during the game.