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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The seminal chess strategy book which set the bar for all other chess books since. Nimzowitch reveals the simple, pure positional chess style he was famous for, with unprecedented clear explanation and reason.

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Apr 29, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Dec 16, Eric Nielson rated it liked it Shelves: For many years, Nimzovich was known as the “Stormy Petrel” of the chess world. In conclusion, for those who haven’t nimzowwitsch them, I recommend My System aaroh the associated works in this ebook as strongly as I do any other chess book.

Meib of course the tactics and strategies are core to playing Chess competently. What elo–roughly–is this book geared for?

It is a book well worth returning to from time to time as a refresher for aspiring chess players.

He bitterly regretted the fact that he never reached the nimzowiitsch position himself; Alekhine was just too good at attacking. That additional feature might well tempt even those already familiar with My System, Chess Praxis, and The Blockade to read them again.


I had been taught and always played the classic school so when I started to really understand the hyper moderns I fell in love with them. Similarly, he demonstrated the techniques for exploiting the 6th, 7th, and 8th ranks; and did the same for njmzowitsch pawns.

Is it better to threaten checkmate or to deliver on the threat?? And Nimzovich’s writing came up. I have heard it is a bit outdated tactic wise but it is the bases of many common theories today.

Open Preview See a Problem? See 1 question about My System…. But suffice it to say that ebooks and particularly book apps which tend to be far more technically advanced are expanding our options of how to learn from and enjoy such classics.

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. It is an organized manner for the expert meij transition into that of the master class player. My only criticism is syztem I wish the writing was more prosaic.

If you can’t manouver in a closed position then you are often lost. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 5 comments.

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

In particular, he argues that the center can be effectively controlled using pieces instead of pawns. Stratos Grivas says that the book is very bad. But nimzoowitsch My System aimed at rationalizing chess, as the title suggests, its premise was supremely romantic: There is also a tone of arrogance to it, as he seems to feel that he invented the game or something.


Having to reduce the chaos to a certain number of rules involving inter-connected causal relations, that is just what I think I may be proud of.

In the Ruy Lopez, Tarrasch judgment that several of the lines with a combination of The individual items, especially in the first installment, are seemingly very simple—but that is precisely what is meritorious about them.

Tactics you don’t have to study, you either know it or you don’t. I thought Id share my story so it could help you.

I took this step for pedagogical reasons as well as on the grounds of personal safety, for otherwise the mediocre critics—there systej such people—would be able or willing to see only the individual details but not the wider ramifications of the conceptual framework that forms the real content of my book.

It deals with what happens when a piece blockades a pawn, whatever the situation, and includes an extremely detailed description of the process by which passed pawns are created and their handling by both sides. These days most classic works are no longer essential nnimzowitsch a chess education, especially since the Internet; but if nimzowitsh an exception, Nimzowitch’s work is it.

Das Buch ist zwar vom Entstehungszeitpunkt her schon sehr alt, aber vieles hat noch immer seine Bedeutung. This book is about strategy which I think is more difficult to learn then some others may think.

Control the center, tempo, double pawns bla bla bla Maybe this book is for novices only? Nxd5 is also playable 5.