Momir Radovic is doing pioneering research into a new, 21st century chess teaching method to replace – it is about time – the 1500-year-old-plus traditional approach with “moves first,” which according to Nimzovich is “basically flawed.” The fundamental chess building block establishes during the critical early learning period. If this foundation is shaky, a serious limitation is placed when it comes to further block-building and even complete failure can be expected at some point – too many frustrated beginners walk away from the game as their initial interest for it diminishes and ultimately wanes.

He teaches locally and shares with to-be-chess-trainers, parents with young children, school teachers, and chess club sponsors, as well as professional coaches seeking inspiration for innovation, how to use new modern techniques to instill in their students, from the very start, basic chess skills necessary for developing an efficient thought-process and 20-20 board vision later on.

Momir is doing speaking services, seminars, workshops and consults his new revolutionary method to schools, youth organizations, foundations, and non-profits around the country. He is running Marietta Chess Beginner Corner and is a former chess instructor at Kennesaw State University, for which he developed his teaching method in 2011.

Outside chess Momir works with Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautique, in Atlanta, GA.

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