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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Here are a few examples from this essay, and there are numerous others in My System and The Blockade. Das Buch ist zwar vom Entstehungszeitpunkt her schon sehr alt, aber vieles hat noch immer seine Bedeutung.

It’s like the pieces come alive, all of a sudden they become vivid and active. Sep 18, Norman Styers rated it it was amazing. Or the open files and even the pawn chain! This goes beyond the process of directly blockading pieces to the nature of pawn majorities in general.

Some of these types of statements often made the points more difficult to understand.

The seminal chess strategy book which set the bar for all other chess books since. These comments should be moved to the original version of this thread.

Just one thought- every GM’s ideas are worth learning about if one is serious about the game. As is the case with Chess Praxis and My System, the most instructive parts of The Blockade consist of examples, in particular whole games whose themes range well beyond restraint and blockade. Nimzowitsch has been credited with starting a new school of modern chess theory. Are you uttering about chess? But if My System aimed at rationalizing chess, as the title suggests, its premise was supremely romantic: It’s hard to explain the board becomes just Thus this has general training value in addition to education about a specific subject.


A lot of concepts: A lot of things in there is sheer provocation, and it does need an expereienced player to know what exactly must be taken at its face value. Oct 10, 9. To ask other readers questions about My Systemplease sign up.

I started playing chess 2 months ago, not even knowing the rules. It is an organized manner for the expert to transition into that of the master class player. Aug 16, Parwiz Ahmadi rated it liked it. Bd7, when “the only correct move is of course My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author.

Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 10, 8. The blindswine and see-saw are covered in depth. For instance, if my opponent can gain space with tempo but in doing so he has to open a line which my rook stands on, then maybe he is not actually threatening anything. For example, page 19, “If I were running a race with someone, it would at least be a waste of precious time to stop in order to blow my nose, though there is nothing wrong with blowing one’s nose”.

Nimzowitsch was one of the chess greats. The author takes credit for ‘discovery’ of many of the ideas put forth in this book.

He bitterly regretted the fact that he never reached the 1 position himself; Alekhine was just too good at attacking. But variations predicted by nimzowitch may not be the best always. And his writing style.

I have a feeling , that Aron Nimzowitsch ” My System” book is only …

Lists with This Book. There is even a French edition that splits the this book in two nimzowutsch nice editor choice, obviously a chess connoisseur.


Putting together and describing all this took a massive amount of concentrated work, and rendering it readable even entertaining is all the more impressive.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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As far as I know, ESP has not been willing to allow that. 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. But I have read it and I did learn from it anyway. Many people have given it great reviews.

A tip, read the reviews on amazon. If you can’t manouver in a closed position then you are often lost. Dec 11, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: How simple the five special cases in the play on the seventh and eighth ranks sound, but how difficult they were to educe from the chaos!

This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Nxd5 is aarkn playable 5. Nimzowitch reveals the simple, pure positional chess style he was famous for, with unprecedented clear explanation and reason.

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