It’s an honor that you’d like to know more about me. I hope that this page will answer Frequently asked questions by my YouTube subscribers and fans.
Place of Birth: Drenovci, Croatia.
Lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Rating: Australian Chess Federation Rating (ACF) 2091.
Language spoken: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and English.
Software used for making YouTube Videos is HIARCS and Arena
Engine used to double-check variants is HIARCS
Mato gets his material for YouTube movies from Fans and Subscribers, Books and Database.
Due to popular demand games are shown (on YouTube) from winners point of view.
Mato is thankful to fans for offers to play online but will not play (He can’t look at screen for too long)
Mato’s Favourite Chess Players are: Fischer, Capablanca and Tal.
Favourite book: Chess: The King Hunt
Favourite saying: “With our thoughts we create our world”
Favourite fruit: Mango
Favourite movies: Ben Hur and Gladiator
Favourite Sports: Soccer, Karate and Chess
Favourite Holiday destination: Adriatic Coast of Croatia.
Favourite City: Adelaide
Mato has a pet: German Shepherd dog
What other people say about Mato: https://chessschoolsa.wordpress.com/about-mato-jelic
Mato recommends these books for novice chess players:
Mato Jelic is the founder of the Chess School of South Australia
What did other people say about Mato
I don't usually comment , but you sir have the best chess videos on YouTube . I've seen dozens of other teachers, none of them can compare with your style , so you have earned my respect. Keep doing an amazing job.
I was rated 1100 a year ago but now I am rated 1789 and still improving just by watching the games showed by Mato and analyzing them daily for 1-2 hrs. I even won 2nd place in my college blitz chess fest where some strong players rated above 2000 also participated. Thank you, Mato 🙂 you should be the most subscribed channel in chess category.
I will admit as a university professor I have shown your chess lectures in my classes even though the class has nothing to do with chess lol
Kyle Suarez 10/3 2019
Your chess videos are the best, Mato. I've improved by over 500 points in the last 4 years thanks to your videos. Keep doing what you're doing, I'll always be a fan. Thanks for everything 🙂
Thank you for the inspiration and love that you gave us through your chess channel , you not only taught us about the game but also the basic principles of life by relating your own experiences.
I was so influenced by your lessons that I couldn't stop myself from writing this. In my opinion you the best chess coach I could ever have, please never stop making new videos on chess and bye for now.
From Assam, India
Everyone loves you!!you made me love chess…with you high manner and positive thinking i learn a lot from not only chess but u teach us how to solve many prbs in life so many thanks from Japan
31/01/2013 at 1:04 pm
Thank you for all these videos, you are certainly the most popular. I extremely enjoyed the comments of all those who follow you. I totally agree with the fact that you are the best on the net to produce quality videos that help us enormously to understand a little better the fascinating world of chess.
28/02/2013 at 7:29 pm
Mato Thanks a lot. Your videos have made my kids’ interest in chess so smooth and sweet. All videos and the commentary is soothing and no time to get bored. Its made easy for me to teach chess to my kids even in shortage of time. Also after so many years I got attracted back to chess. Please keep it up!
09/06/2013 at 11:38 pm
Mato, you are the best chess teacher every!
15/09/2013 at 2:00 am
Hey there Mato, I enjoy watching my husband play chess. He had me watch one of your videos today and we had a great time with all the different variations you presented. I may be terrible at chess myself, but I think if I watched more of these I may be able to play my husband and at least give him a run for his money! Thanks for all the time you lend to making chess so much fun! gina
Max from Bay Area
Really wonderful and inspiring videos — excellent analysis, wry sense of humor, very suspenseful. Thank you for the excellent work!
Love your energy, humour and chess inspiration. Bless you, Mato.
Millions of chess players have watched and benefited from MATO’s chess lectures and analysis on YouTube. His lively analysis has contributed in popularizing chess tremendously. World’s best chess coach ever.