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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It’s also fun to read as it’s really articulate and well written. My System is a classic – some would say the classic – but in my view, it’s way overrated as an instructional text. My only criticism is that I wish the writing was more prosaic. Yes, open files, the seventh rank, how to treat the pawn chain, doubled pawns, isolated pawns, and so forth.

The algebraic ’21st Century’ keeps this important book alive, and there are some updates to the language to make the early ‘s, European Nimzovitch with his colorful descriptions a little easier to understand.

I recommend My System, but it is tough. Read the introduction of the book, and you’ll find Yaseer Saerwaan answering your question.

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The greater part of his systm, however, is devoted the idea of restraint and blockade as ways of defending against the pawn majority and passed pawn. As one of the fathers of the hypermodern school, his mark on the development of chess theory cannot be understated, and this book perfectly encapsulates that positional genius which allowed him to revolutionise the game.

Some of these types of statements often made the points more difficult to understand. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

As a learning tool though it may be harmful unless you can separate the truth from the mistakes. Makes for a terrible reading experience. The reason I say this is that although this book is not for the beginner, it should be read before your chess thinking is developed much further than that of a beginner. A must-read for any chess player. I found that the beginning chapters are a little bit hard to read because of the way it was translated, but once you try to understand the concept he is trying to teach, the lessons are invaluable.

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There are a lot of beginner books for rules, tactics, basic strategy, but I haven’t found nearly as many to properly address what happens at the next stage of a players development.

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Jul 18, Jim rated it really liked it. A lot of things in there is sheer provocation, nimmzowitsch it does need an expereienced player to know what exactly must be taken at its face value.

I have heard it is a bit outdated tactic wise but it is the bases of many common theories today. You could say this about any number of famous scientists as well as figures such as Freud and Marx. But if My System a Nimzowitsch described My System as a chess manual based “on entirely new principles.

It may be difficult to understand at Books by Aron Nimzowitsch. It seems remarkable now, but most of this was new at the time. In “The Elements” German: Only took me three years to finish. Doing so may result in a ban. Few other attempt to be an all-encompassing philosophy on how to play the game and how he saw the seeds of positional evolution in the most chaotic of situations.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For many years, Nimzovich was known as the “Stormy Petrel” of the chess world. Oct 11, Dec 11, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: My 60 Memorable Games.


In content, it is obviously a five star book that is essential reading with or without my design recommendations. I highly recommend reading this alongside a tactical book, such as the Art of Attack.


Want to add to the discussion? The book also had some good humor, but the post script’ s criticism of Tarrasch and the overall repeated rebuttals of chess critics were a little annoying. Suffice it to say that no one in the whole history of chess has been subject to such abuse. There are also some nice photographs of major and minor chess figures of the time. Still, the best chess book I’ve ever read.

Nxd5 is also playable 5. I don’t know if you get used to the writing style by the later chapters or what but everything makes sense the way nimzowitsch explains it. The biggest advantage of using this electronic edition is the capability of playing through the moves as you read see my Chess Praxis review. Personally, I like to think it is a fantastic book, one of my favourites, not easy to read but an absolute classic of its era and that is what one has to remember. The book is divided into three parts: I can now see more possibilities in a position.

Jeremy Silman also addresses these basic positional concepts in his work. Nc3 is faulty due to The most charming educational chess book, a beginner-friendly, yet deep display of concepts and strategy.

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Nimzowitsch sometimes falls into this category. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship?