Mohr/Velimirovic-Zorica: Forgotten Genius - The Life and Games of Grandmaster Dragoljub Velimirovic - Vol.1

Mohr/Velimirovic-Zorica: Forgotten Genius - The Life and Games of Grandmaster Dragoljub Velimirovic - Vol.1

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Autor: Mohr, George; Velimirovic-Zorica, Ana
Verlag: Thinkers Publishing
Erscheinungsjahr: 2024
Sprache: English
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 325

The Life and Games of a Grandmaster

Dragoljub Velimirovic was a former Yugoslav-Serbian chess grandmaster whose international career was handicapped by political intrigues and his outspoken temperament. During the heyday of the USSR as the greatest national chess power, the former Yugoslavia was capable of running the Soviet Union a good second. Dragoljub Velimirovic posed a real threat to the men from Moscow.Velimirovic was born in 1942 to a prominent family from Valjevo, in the former Yugoslavia. He was introduced to chess at the age of seven by his mother, Jovanka Velimirovic, one of Yugoslavia’s leading female chess players. He died at the age 72, being one of the last players to develop a system or strategy that is so inventive it bears its creator’s name. It is a feat that is unlikely to be repeated in the modern era, when computer-based games and databases so thoroughly dominate competition that it is almost impossible to come up with something new. That does not mean that players were more talented or courageous in the decades when Velimirovic was in his prime. Velimirovic, who became a grandmaster in 1973, was never among the 20 top-ranked players in the world. And that was when there were only 200 or so grandmasters; Today there are about 2,400.

George Mohr was born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1965 becoming a Grandmaster in 1997. He joined as a member of the FIDE Trainers Commission from 2002, becoming a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2004 and a FIDE International Organizer in 2011. Georg has been a professional chess trainer for many years.
Born in Belgrade in 1973, Ana Velimirovic-Zorica exhibited a fondness for mathematics from an early age. She learned numbers and addition much earlier than letters and reading. Ana graduated from the Mathematics High School in Belgrade with excellent results. Following that, she pursued her education at the Faculty of Mathematics, specializing in Theoretical Mathematics and Applications.
325 pages, hardcover, 1st edition 2024