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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Can anyone give an example or two off the types of flawed concepts in the book? Many of these are games the author played and won in international competition. The book features numbered games and game excerpts, with additional examples to illustrate major concepts. I admit though that if you were starting chess in it was much harder to find better books to teach you strategic ideas.

If you can’t manouver in a closed position then you are often lost. Oct 03, Richard Lobo rated it it was amazing.

The concepts and techniques are great. I bought the book becuase I wanted to buy a book and I believe it can really improve a beginner like myself. I took this step for pedagogical reasons as well as on the grounds of personal safety, for otherwise the mediocre critics—there are 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.


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

Dec 16, Eric Nielson rated it liked it Shelves: Nimzowitch reveals the simple, pure positional chess style he was famous for, with unprecedented clear explanation and reason.

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Nimzowitsch puts forth his novelty 1. This can make the difference between browsing and true appreciation. Bg5 is particularly strong. Or the open files and even the pawn chain!

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Only Chess : ‘My System’ by Aron Nimzowitsch

Die ElementeNimzowitsch writes about the basics of his dystem. 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.

So in total, this book is recommended to any chess player, of any skill level. This is the edition I read, which is a large bigger than trade book with lots of room to annotate in the margins and really nicely printed diagrams. 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:.

I love the accompanying prose, e.

nimzowitsh View all 5 comments. Jul 18, Jim rated it really liked it. Sep 04, Gabriel Schoenfeld rated it it was amazing. More than just chess, it’s a high level view of the nature of struggles. If you don’t read My System until after you’ve become an experienced player, you may initially feel disappointed that the material is elementary and almost self-evident.


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. Mein System is a book on chess theory written by Qaron Nimzowitsch. Tactics you don’t have to study, you either know it or you don’t. Preview — My System by Aron Nimzowitsch. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I will definatly read it, and read it again and again as I improve. But I have read it and I did learn from it anyway. Not only in the years leading up to it, but right up to the present time, very few books have even attempted to enter this complex territory, and certainly not on such a grand scale.

The biggest advantage of using this electronic edition is the capability of playing through the moves as you read see my Chess Praxis review. Let’s take space, teorritory or what ever you want to call it.

I love ‘My System’, and I have read it cover to cover one dozen times, but suggesting it to a class player is an entirely different matter. This goes beyond the process of directly blockading pieces to the nature of pawn majorities in general.