About

Momir Radović, with Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautique, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. A former chess instructor at Kennesaw State University, creator of the new iPlayoo learning activity platform and method for teaching beginners chess more effectively; the method drastically cuts period of time for the beginner to acquire “clear” board vision, essential for any further progress in chess, down to days. The Contacts method (you may be surprised, doesn’t start with “showing the moves first,” which, according to one of greatest chess authorities, Aaron Nimzovich, is “fundamentally flawed”).

In contrast to the traditional method of teaching, the new modern method ensures a faster learning curve in the early “critical learning period,” which constitutes the time during which chess knowledge develops readily.

You can find more details about it in The Introduction to the Contacts method article, published in The Chess Journalist of America, Fall 2011 (more information can be found on the site).

As well as on the modern teaching technique, the site also focuses on both the strategic side of chess and the art of the game.

Thanks for visiting.

“I am delighted to see a website like iPlayooChess that makes references to art and culture and is otherwise feeding the intellect as we enjoy the chess.”

–Mark N. Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Rhetoric and Writing at Berry College

 

Other Rules, chess art by Samuel Bak

As you continue to add posts, the depth of your conception is revealed and the explanatory material shows clearly how the ideas can be applied in many different situations, so that chess can be seen as not at all foreign to our human experience. This must facilitate understanding to an unusual degree. Congratulations. This website is going to be a great resource for people who would like to understand what they are doing when they sit down to play a game of chess, and this is sure to heighten their enjoyment of this wonderful, absorbing game.

John Austin, former Georgia State Chess co-Champion and coach at Kid Chess, Woodstock, GA

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iPlayooChess is the most used link within our club website. Keep on writing, I enjoy the articles a lot.

Dirk Schmele, Alzenau Chess Club, Germany

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Your site “looking at the other side of chess” is quite original. I like it!

GM Zenón Franco Ocampos, Paraguay

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iPlayooChess.com looks as an interesting, unusual project and I wish success to this website and the people who will learn chess here.
GM Mikhail Golubev, Ukraine

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I fell upon your blog via LinkedIn and started reading. You have me intrigued with your thought provoking posts.

James Stripes, Chess Skills, Spokane, WA

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Your approach to teaching chess has allowed me to break away from my narrow approach of simply looking at moves to a much more satisfying approach of looking at the whole board and seeking out a strategy that will actually defeat my opponent’s attack and allow me to move aggressively when the opportunity occurs. The game is more fun when I approach it in the manner you teach.

Larry Maesen, Chess Club of Cobb, Marietta, GA

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Instead of learning opening moves, the beginner should familiarize himself with typical “piece relationships” to understand how they coordinate, and what the pieces like and dislike.

IM Ashot Nadanian, the second of GM Levon Aronian’s, the world’s #2, on the contacts method

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Siempre nos sorprende con algo nuevo que enaltece nuestro querido deporte: el ajedrez

Felipe Lopez

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Son admirables sus hallazgos Don Momir, lo felicito!

Gustavo Sosa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Some very good, thought provoking articles!

Kerry Lawless, Fremont, CA

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Posjetili smo Vaš blog i možemo samo reci da drevnoj igri prilazi jednog lijepog i neobicnog ugla. Drago nam je da postoji netko takav.

Ivan Dvoržak Chess Club, Croatia

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I like the collection of your endgame puzzles.

Yury Markushin, The Chess World

  • stephen dann
    #1 written by stephen dann 1 year ago

    Teaching chess IS networking and mentoring at various levels. The time anyone spends on a sport, hobby or educational pursuit (like chess!) is directly related to personal and social benefits as well as to time constraints. This explains to be why the Chinese cultural schools in the USA (and probably in other countries) are producing new, young chess players faster than any other type of program. Forward thinking never hurts to interpret the best of the past and interaction in the present. Welcome anyone to become a LI connection to discuss any aspect of chess education, or chess in education. Stephen Dann (Massachusetts Chess Association)

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