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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You could say this about any number of famous scientists as well as figures such as Freud and Marx. Paperbackpages.

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But if My System aimed at rationalizing chess, as the title suggests, its premise was supremely romantic: This has to be one of the most highly overrated books in the history of chess. You feel sorry for his opponents, who often appear to have not meln slightest idea of what is going on.

Just to add to John Watson’s comment and to illuminate what he really thinks about “Mein System”, I quote his conclusion from the link offered above: Apr 08, Simon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

A lot of concepts: A very subtle book of instruction on the finer points of chess. Nc3 is faulty due to Again, this position was played in a Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch game which the 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.


Nxd5 is also playable 5. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns.

Only Chess : ‘My System’ by Aron Nimzowitsch

Aug 10, 3. Oct 11, This further gives us more things to think about when evaulating space in the position. More than just chess, it’s a high level view of the nature of struggles. I bought the book becuase I wanted to buy a book and I believe it can really improve a beginner like myself. But this increasing difficulty I did not hold before me as, say, an armor to protect myself against attacks from light-caliber critics.

But I have read it and I did learn from it anyway. Funny, another canadian gm, Kevin Spraggett comes down hard on Nimzo as well.

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

Jeremy Silman’s “Reassess Your Chess, 4th edition” come This has to be one of the most highly overrated books in the history of chess. As far as I know, ESP has not been willing to allow that. 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.

Still it’s often very hard to get a correct answer to this. Not really my favorite, but I may not have been quite ready for this one.

In particular, he argues that the center can be effectively controlled using pieces instead of pawns. A tip, read the reviews on amazon. Nimzo sells it as something you should do to your “strategically important points” and then you will shstem them “well posted in every respect”.


The second part, “Positional Play” contains more advanced topics, such as Prophylaxis.

Is it because there were not as much good chess books available when they grew up? This goes beyond the process of directly blockading pieces to the nature of pawn majorities in general.

Mein System is a book on chess theory written by Aron Nimzowitsch. I was recommended to read it each time I improved my play by points ELO.

Apr 29, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: As one of the fathers nimzlwitsch 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.

Oct 10, 7. This is not to say the book is without its own tactical surprises. So obviously how could I lose a chance in order to read it!?!?

Oct 9, 6. Naturally each new installment was more difficult to think through as the book progressed. For instance, a threat cannot be stronger than it’s execution. First chess book that I can say really helped me a lot.