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Ljubomir Ljubojevic belongs to a generation of extraordinary chessplayers, all born in the early 1950s, the greatest of whom is Anatoly Karpov, who was born in 1951. Other rival grandmasters, born at around that time, are Ulf Andersson (1951), Jan Timman (1951), Zoltan Ribli (1951), Gyula Sax (1951), Andras Adorjan (1950), Robert Hübner (1948), Alexander Beliavsky (1953) and a number of others.
All of them went on to become candidates for the world championship, with the exception of Andersson and Ljubojevic, which didn't prevent either of these from being classified as world number 3 at various times.
Ljubojevic's best period was in the 1970s and 1980s, when he won a huge number of tournaments, amongst them Brussels 1987 and Barcelona 1989, in both cases sharing first place with Kasparov.
This book contains forty of his best games, played between 1970 and 2008, annotated in the "Move by Move" format, with questions and exercises, a method which is effective for both training and teaching. Franco highlights the practical aspects of competitive chess, playing against human beings who make mistakes and don't play "perfect" computer moves.
Grandmaster Zenon Franco from Paraguay has written several chess books. In 2016, he was granted an award by the Paraguayan parliament for his chess career and for his help in the development of chess in Paraguay.
Published 2022, softback, 261 pages.