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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Nimzowitch reveals the simple, pure positional chess style he was famous for, with unprecedented clear explanation and reason. Pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal. Use the message the moderators link if your posts or comments don’t appear, or for help with any administrative matters.

A simple yet effective approach to chess by one of the best and most famous players of the twentieth century. At the end of the book is a collection of 50 games from master play that are used as examples of the author’s explanations.

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I am wondering why so many masters are so excited about “My System”. But this is itself revealing. This page was last edited on 16 Marchat Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Most of the older texts are very dry, or difficult to apply. There is also a tone of arrogance to it, as he seems to feel that he invented the game or something.


This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. But he liked the book and told me it’s very helpful.

Chess publishers are small enough as it is, lets try to support them. Oct 19, Randy rated it really liked it. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want nimziwitsch read.

Essential reading for lovers of the great game. Jun 10, Andrew rated it really liked it. The reason I say this is that although this book is not for the beginner, it should be read before your chess thinking is developed much further than that of a beginner.

The prose, even in the latest English edition, is not a fun read. An excellent book – a true classic. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It may be difficult to understand at However, I found it somewhat slow reading, because much of the material is arranged in solid blocks of copy that should be broken up into shorter paragraphs to facilitate not only easier reading, but also retention of the material being read.

Chess Spoiler format for problem answers etc. Published by David McKay first published But I think there are better authors to learn the material from.

Write a customer review. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Originally published in English translation init is still a cornerstone of sustem literature and a jump into more ‘modern’ thinking of chess positional play.

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Just one thought- every GM’s ideas are worth learning about if one is serious about the game. 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.


Just reading through anything won’t help too much, you should get out a board and look through variations presented for yourself, and look at variations not mentioned, etc. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Having a solid plan in the game is everything, and Nimzo’s My System will definitely help with that. For many years, Nimzovich was known as the “Stormy Petrel” of the chess world.

Here are a few examples from this essay, and there are numerous others in My System and The Blockade. I don’t share their opinion, but I am pretty sure that there are more useful reads for class players out there. In it, Nimzowitsch tells how to play for a positional advantage. In addition, those who use a UCI Universal Chess Interface on the computer to follow lines and games can find these games not text online in. Do not post direct links to, or links to sites hosting, pirated content.

Nimzowitsch himself indicates the extent of the challenge when he describes how difficult it was, in spite of a lifetime of chess experience, to describe these phenomena including ones he had considered elementary before digging into their complexities: