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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This book is perfect for any chess fan and is an instant classic. Views Read Edit View history. I believe the second part may be somehow dull and not pragmatic for beginners, as it was for me at the time, thus I recommend just a quick reading through, if you want go for it anyway.

Apr 08, Simon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nimzowitsch clearly intended for it to summarize what he considered a new theory of play, one which had not “come into being all of a sudden but has developed slowly and gradually.

So obviously how could I lose a chance in order to read it!?!? So in total, this book is recommended to any chess player, of any skill level. Originally over a series of five brochures from tothe book—one of the early works on hypermodernism —introduced many new concepts to followers of the modern school of thought.

Nimzowitsch sometimes falls into this category. Oct 10, 8. A must for those serious about reaching candidate master strength. This has to be one of the most highly overrated books in the history of chess. If you can’t manouver in a closed position then you are often lost.

I bought the book becuase I wanted to buy a book and I believe it can really improve a beginner like myself. Published by David McKay first published Modern theorists haven’t bought into this idea, and some of his examples would suggest adopting really passive postions like say pointing your rooks, queen, and knight at a center pawn for no concrete reason. Chess is my favourite sport. Yep – Its never too late for reading Nimzovitchs books.


I do believe this book requires a semi-serious studying attitude, and if you go for it, you’ll not regret it.

My System (with The Blockade and other writings)

It’s like the pieces This book is perfect for any chess fan and is an instant classic. But this is itself revealing. Excellent book for intermediate players like me. Again, this position nimzoiwtsch played in a Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch game which wystem author proudly cites, saying that “it is probably not all that difficult to maneuver well if one has a complete system to fall back on.

I found [the books of Aaron Nimzowitsch to be] very difficult to read or understand.

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

No trivia or quizzes yet. Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess. There are also some nice photographs of major and aagon chess figures of the time. To ask other readers questions about My Systemplease sign up. Versteht man was Nimzowitsch sagt, so ist es auch nicht so schwierig zu verstehen, wann man von einer Regel abweichen zystem. A lot of things in there is sheer provocation, and it does need an expereienced player to know what exactly must be jein at its face value.

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. Qg4; whereas his 4. I aarron 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. 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.

It is generally considered to be one of the most important books in the history of chess. 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. In the Ruy Lopez, Tarrasch judgment that several of nimzpwitsch lines with a combination of I will say that working my way through this book gave me a sense of confidence and direction in my game that was previously lacking. The fundamentals part 1 are good for beginning players nimzowitxch the second part really helps paint the hypermodern school of thought for me.


There is also a tone of arrogance to it, as he seems to feel that he invented the game or something. View all 5 comments. Dec 18, David Laing rated it it was amazing. I am leading a study group as we navigate this book. But variations predicted by nimzowitch may not be the best always. Feb 18, Bhakta Kishor rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s sort of the difference between serve-and-volley and baseline in tennis.

That additional feature might well tempt even those already familiar with My System, Chess Praxis, and The Blockade to read them again.

Public Forums Search Recommended. I have heard it is a bit outdated tactic wise but it is the bases of many common theories today. Oct 9, 6. Definitely worth the read for those interested in the development of modern chess theory. Furthermore, the very naming and conceptualization of prophylaxis and overprotection owes itself to Nimzowitsch.

Refresh and try again. He regards the following as the elements of chess strategy:. My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author.