My system by Aron Nimzowitsch Review

My system by Aron Nimzowitsch Review

For chess players, it is necessary to keep improving and learning, and to make this happened there is a need for a good organized and reliable source of information. To take your understanding of chess to the next level you must understand a variety of concepts such as passed pawns, open files, pins, and pawn chains and more this is why so many players from all over the world had a peak in their ELO rating right after reading this book. It is great to improve in strategy and positional play which is why many grandmasters recommend it for their students.

the book will suit intermediate and advanced players more, beginners are advised to sharpen their tactical knowledge and consolidate their opening repertoire before taking it. You may consider reading it a second time so you can grasp all the material well.

The next step after learning alphabetic is to learn how to read and write and that is exactly what this book is about, after learning the basics and some tactics it is time to move to the next step and learn about strategies, planning, and positional play.

For chess players, it is necessary to keep improving and learning, and to make this happened there is a need for a good organized and reliable source of information. To take your understanding of chess to the next level you must understand about a variety of concepts such as passed pawns, open files, pins, and pawn chain and more, this is why so many players from all over the world had a peak in their ELO rating right after reading this book. It is great to improve in strategy and positional play which is why many grandmasters recommend it for their students.

The next step after learning alphabetic is to learn how to read and write and that is exactly what this book is about, after learning the basics and some tactics it is time to move to the next step and learn about strategies, planning, and positional play.

Aron Nimsowich

One of the strongest chess players (1920-1930) that never won the world championship ranked right after Alekhine and Capablanca, his good understanding and smooth writing style made his books very well recommended by chess masters to their students. And some say that there is no grand master that never reads books.

About the book

As one of the greatest chess players in chess history and a gifted writer his books presented chess in a very easy and understandable manner that is easy to read and to understand. the book is in three parts element, positional play and games. Using diagrams really helps the reader to understand and follow up with the idea. In the end of each chapter he emphasis with illustrative games. He merges this with a sense of humor like his description to the opponent’s passed pawn as a “dangerous criminal” that must be kept under lock.

Structure of the book

  1. Part one: The Elements
    1. On the center and development
    2. open files
    3. the seventh and eighth ranks
    4. The passed pawns
    5. On exchanging
    6. Elements of endgame strategy
    7. The pin
    8. Discovered checks
    9. The pawn chain
  2. Part two: Positional Play
    1. Positional play and the center
    2. The doubled pawn and restraint
    3. The isolated d-pawn and its descendants
    4. The two bishops
    5. Overprotection
    6. Maneuvering against weaknesses
  3. Part three: Illustrative Games

My system will not teach you

The book does not cover the basics of chess, how the pieces move, how to arrange them on the board and it doesn’t cover the opening stage of the game except the first chapter that explains the importance of the center but it does not teach opening.
The first part of the book Nimzowich start by introducing some chess concept and explain the importance of them starting with the center and development and he gives examples from actual games played by high rated players in his time including his. The second part is about positional play and it is more harder and needs time and perseverance to master and in the last part, he introduces a list of 50 games most of which were played by Aron himself.

book details

  • Publisher: Quality Chess; 1st edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1907982140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907982149
  • Item Weight: 1.47 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7 x 0.75 x 9.75 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #168,006 in Books

 

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