Zenonchess Ediciones Libros de Ajedrez de GM Zenón Franco Ocampos

Red Star from Belgrade

The Red Star marketing were very kind to send me the link where my book «Ljubojević’s best chess games» was mentioned.

Even if I don´t understand the text, I really like to read it in Cyrillic, it brings me back to the 80s and 90, when I visited the beautiful country called Yugoslavia where chess was so popular.

They sent me a translation of the text.

Red Star from Belgrade, thank you!

Translation of the text


The book «Ljubojević’s best chess games» by Zenon Franco Ocampos was recently published.

The book was printed in English and it describes the 40 best chess games of the legendary chess grandmaster of the Red Star Ljubomir Ljubojević in the period 1970-2008.

On the title page of the book, there is a photo of our Ljubo from the archives of «Zvezdina revija» and Red Star marketing.

Ljubojević belongs to the generation of extraordinary chess players led by Anatoly Karpov.

Ljubo was 3rd on the list of the best chess players in the world and a potential candidate for the title of world champion.

He is the author of 37 books in seven languages ​​dedicated to chess.

He has been writing chess columns for the Paraguayan newspapers Hoy and ABC Color for 17 years and is a columnist for magazines in Argentina, Italy and Spain.

Zenon is a very respected grandmaster and FIDE Senior coach.

During his chess career, Zenon won the title of Pan American Champion in 1981.

He participated in 11 chess Olympiads, from Haifa (Israel) in 1976 to Batumi (Georgia) in 2018.

Zenon won individual gold medals for the best result in the first table at the Olympiad in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1982 and Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) in 1990. years.

He was also a member of the Spanish national team at the Olympics in Elista (Russia) in 1998.

Zenon Franco’s best ranking on the Elo list was 66th place in January 1982.

As a coach, he was the director of the school «Escuela Kasparov Marcote de Galicia» from 1995 to 1999.

Among his most successful students are Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons and International Master David Martinez Martin.

In 2016, Zenon received the award of the Parliament of Paraguay for «invaluable and deserved contribution to Paraguayan sports», for his chess career and selfless help in the development of chess in Paraguay.

In the same year, the «Isaac Boleslavsky Book of the Year» was awarded by the FIDE Trainer Commission.


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