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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But suffice it to say that ebooks and particularly book apps which tend to be far more sysyem advanced are expanding our options of how to learn from and enjoy such classics. My copy is a reprint and, as such, still retains the older ‘English descriptional’ notation rather than the current algebraic notation which has become universal with computer chess engines and virtually all chess literature published today.

His reputation as an author is higher still.

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Oct 10, 9. Don’t ask for advice about games in progress. I would call My System an essential item for any chess library.

sydtem It’s sort of the difference between serve-and-volley and baseline in tennis. Hays Pub; New Ed edition Language: Doing so may result in a ban. A simple yet effective approach to chess by one of the best and most famous players of the twentieth century.


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Refresh and try again. This book is a classic in chess planning and strategy. English Choose a language for shopping. Paperbackpages. Today, his profound theories of positional chess are accepted as a matter of course, and a knowledge of them is essential to every player who wants to improve his game.

My System (with The Blockade and other writings)

People go crazy over Sun Tzu’s “Art of War”, but in my opinion Sun Tzu just offers mealy-mouthed platitudes, but Nimzowitsch offers genuine insight nimzowitssch deep questions, such as the difference between tactics and strategy, and the definition of a “threat”, and the fundamental methods to cope with threats. See all customer images. I recommend My System, but it is tough. This can make the difference between browsing and true appreciation.

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.

My System by Aron Nimzowitsch (hardcover)

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. Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery. If you post your own games, include your own annotations. But this increasing difficulty I did not hold before me as, say, an armor to protect myself against attacks from light-caliber critics.

This is the all-time chess classic of Aron Nimzowitsch, now provided in algebraic notation and updated to modern understandable English. The fundamentals part 1 are good for beginning players but the second part really helps paint the hypermodern school of thought for me.


Only took me three years to finish. Bg5 is particularly strong. One of the three or four best selling chess books of all time. Essential reading for lovers of the great game. His fundamental insights into the game are part and parcel of our thinking today, whereas his opening experiments and various too-dogmatic generalizations are no longer relevant.

Major Lag kylewarren 12 min ago. Just to add to John Watson’s comment and to illuminate what he really thinks about “Mein System”, I quote his sysfem from the link offered above:. Don’t advance too far mt reading this book.


If we feel that his ideas are obvious and his suggested techniques routine, we are paying Nimzowitsch a great compliment, because many of these various concepts and techniques were unfamiliar to the chess public when Nimzowitsch first systematized his thought as well as to experienced masters. I nimzowitshc a lot from studying and using the tactics in this book, it really helped my chess.

How to Reassess Your Chess: Excellent book for intermediate players like me.