Hello dear chess friends!
I am FM Ratkovic Miloje, from Serbia.
I was born in 1996. I have learnt to play chess in 2003., when I was 7 years old. My dad is CM and he was teaching me for first few years. I have two brothers, so all of us have started to play and learn chess at the same time, which is good, because, we were competing and we progressed very fast. In that time all three of us were very successful on many cadet championships of Vojvodina and Serbia. When I become better player than my dad, I started to work on chess by my own. I was learning chess strategy and games from old grandmasters from books. I analysed my games with computer assistance. After several years, I achieved one of my biggest successes. I won Serbian Junior Championship in 2014. After that, I played World Junior Championship and many other great tournaments, like Serbian Championship ( two times).
In 2018 I finished my education. I graduated at Universitety in Belgrade, faculty of law. It is very important to me, because, this is one of most difficult fakultyes in country. Average studing on this faculty is 7, 8 years! I graduated for 4, so I think that is success. I want to become lawyer one day. I need practical experience for that, so I have to work jobs like a jurist first and after two years to pass exam for lawyers. After graduation, I started to work on chess more seriosly. My personal goal is to become grandmaster. I work on chess by my on, and I think that I will achive this soon.
My brothers Milovan and Petar:
My father Mijodrag:
I have two brothers. Milovan (24) is International master and very good player and his fide classical rating is in this moment is 2407. The youngest brother, Petar (20) is also good player. His rating is 1919 now. He does not play tournaments, maybe 1 per year. I think that his chess strenght is much more than this rating shows. All three of us have started to play chess at the same time. I helped them a lot about their chess progression. Especially on things like openings and game preparations.
I have been working with students from July 2016, so now it is almost 3 years doing this. I have worked with many people, from all over the world. I teach chess players, from begginers to strong fide masters. It is important to have will and to work hard and everything can happen. Many students ask me: ,, How long it takes to become international master”, or ,, How long it takes to become Grandmaster”? I can not give you answer on this question. That depends from you! If you work hard on chess, if you play enough tournaments and if you enjoy in doing this, you can become FM, IM or GM. The only question is when.