My System has ratings and 44 reviews. Manny said: One of the most influential chess books ever written. Controversy still rages as to whether Nimzovi . How good is my system? Say i’m a ELO (I use ELO because it is the only measurement of quality, which has shared use), how much will I. 41, Dr. Lasker-Amos Burn,. Nimzowitsch-Marshall,. Nimzowitsch-Alekhine ,. Andersson, Enstrom, Oebert-Nimzowitsch. Yates-Nimzowitsch,.
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Furthermore, the very naming and conceptualization of prophylaxis and overprotection owes itself to Nimzowitsch. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have read Nimzo books very late – only 7 years ago after becoming candidate of master and my chess strengh was about ELO at least I think so because I havent got FIDE rating then.
Putting together and describing all this took a massive amount of concentrated work, and rendering it readable even entertaining is all the more impressive.
In the introduction to his essay, Nimzowitsch voices with a complaint probably exaggerated about the reception of his ideas in the years up to and following this article: I know, pretty strong words. Anyone can join the group at Very nice guy, by the way. It is written in a lucid style and often uses metaphor and analogy to reinforce a tactical or strategical detail.
Peter, who was normally a very l My rating on playchess is about Feb 18, Bhakta Kishor rated it really liked it Shelves: Here are a few examples from this essay, and there are numerous others in My System and The Blockade. His lengthy explanation of passed pawns and their blockaders brought the complexities of this aspect of play to light for the first time. As one of the fathers of the hypermodern school, his mark on the development of chess theory cannot be understated, and this book perfectly encapsulate A classic, possibly the best book on chess I’ve ever read.
Nimzowitsch sometimes falls into this category. Return to Book Page. I believe the second part may be somehow dull and not pragmatic for beginners, as it was for me at the time, th This book has valuable information either for an amateur and a master chess player.
I have a feeling , that Aron Nimzowitsch ” My System” book is only …
Since people are remarking on Nimzovich’s writing, I thought I’d add this. Views Read Edit View nimzowirsch. Mein System is a book on chess theory written by Aron Nimzowitsch.
It is a very readable book, for Nimzovich’s methods sparkle with humor, pungent originality, and witty explanations. It’s sort of the difference between serve-and-volley and baseline in tennis.
Obviously a classic but rather a chaotic structure and Nimzowitsch comes across as bitter to the point of tedium. Jun 10, Andrew rated it really liked it. What elo–roughly–is this book geared for? But this is itself revealing. Nf6 is held to offer “a free and easy game in which one can achieve a safe development, a solid game, and a powerful initiative. The concepts and techniques are great. I learnt a huge amount from this book.
I guess if you want to learn chess strategy it simply isn’t enough to know for instance the basic defention of space. I was having a beer with a few guys many years ago after a chess tournament. Perhaps if he hadn’t read it he would be a GM by now?
So let’s try to define this a little further Similarly, he demonstrated the techniques for exploiting the 6th, 7th, and 8th ranks; and did the same for hanging pawns. An excellent book – a true classic. It is a book well worth returning to from time to time as a refresher for aspiring chess players.
The next part, “Positional Play” German: There is also a tone of arrogance to it, as he seems to feel that he invented the game or something. See 1 question about My System…. Originally published in English translation init is still a cornerstone of chess literature and a jump into more ‘modern’ thinking of chess positional play.
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I found Aaron’s work very interesting. Suffice it to say that no one in the whole history of chess has been subject to such abuse. Nimzkwitsch all 5 comments. This concept, now widely accepted, is one of the fundamental principles of hypermodernism. Nimzowitscg this has general training value in addition to education about a specific subject. Sep 04, Gabriel Schoenfeld rated it it was amazing.
Bg5 is particularly strong. But if My System aimed at rationalizing chess, as the title suggests, its premise was supremely romantic: