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|Nov-07-15|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday, Herr Nimzowitsch.
I am currently studying again your wonderful Chess Praxis. “Ich bin ein Hypermodern!” Only that I had been blessed with your talent, or at least a catchy prefix.
|Nov-07-15|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Aron Nimzowitsch!
Your games and theories will last forever!
|Nov-07-15|| ||RookFile: He died young. Lasker had some good chess left him in his 50's, Nimzo never made it that far.|
|Nov-07-15|| ||Domdaniel: Ahh, here's to the Spirit of Saint Nimzo!|
|Nov-07-15|| ||Domdaniel: <cunctatorg> -- <"Am I wrong?">|
|Nov-08-15|| ||keypusher: <Mar-24-15 cunctatorg: Bobby Fischer deliberately paid homage to the Hypermoderns and particularly to Nimzowitsch during his celebrated campaign/parade through the Chess World from 1970 to 1972; he picked up the Nimzowitsch-Larsen attack against a C-class player as Henrique Mecking>|
Yes, Mecking played the opening as badly as Nimzo's opponents -- that is, as badly as the opponents who showed up in Nimzowitch's books: he played much worse than Capablanca or Alekhine did against Nimzo's openings.
For an example of contemporaneous competent play against the Nimzo-Larsen, see Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968; for considerably better than competent play, there is of course Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (how Tarrasch would have loved that game!); for why you don't see 1.b3 much, there's always A Minasian vs Adams, 1992.
Black didn't defend too well in Fischer vs Ulf Andersson, 1970, but at least he didn't just let Fischer follow the more soporific chapters of <My System>.
Of course Nimzowitch was a very strong player, but I suspect his success against the likes of Johner, Saemisch, and Asztalos had very little to do with any <system>.
|Dec-05-15|| ||Rookiepawn: Nimzovich, Niemzovich, Niemzowich, Niemzowitsch, Niemzowietsch, Niemntzowiezstsch...|
|Dec-05-15|| ||Nietzowitsch: <Nimzovich, Niemzovich, Niemzowich, Niemzowitsch, Niemzowietsch, Niemntzowiezstsch...> Nietzowitsch...|
|Dec-05-15|| ||TheFocus: <Rookiepawn> Nimzovich, Niemzovich, Niemzowich, Niemzowitsch, Niemzowietsch, Niemntzowiezstsch & Smith, LLC.|
|Dec-05-15|| ||perfidious: Imagine a case lost to that firm:
<Why must I lose to those idiots??>
|Dec-05-15|| ||zanzibar: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...|
|Dec-05-15|| ||TheFocus: That is a good one.|
|Dec-06-15|| ||zanzibar: Good eye <Focus>.
You apparently don't need to visit the eye exam place also pictured.
That picture is a shot right from the heart of Ha(r)vard Square, and shows the offices of Click & Clack, of Car Talk fame.
There's even a wiki page about it:
|Jan-13-16|| ||bunbun: where is the joke game annotated in the style of Nimzo.."all these moves are my intellectual property", "you cannot be faulted for not understanding" lol|
|Jan-13-16|| ||disasterion: <bunbun> The immortal overprotection game:|
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927
|Jan-13-16|| ||bunbun: YES!!! thank you disasterion :)|
|Mar-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Aron Nimzowitsch!!!|
|Mar-16-16|| ||Granny O Doul: Now you've gone and woken him up.|
|Jun-20-16|| ||bamonson: keypusher: <WhiteRook48: Nimzowitsch once played a game of live chess against Capablanca. The pieces were humans, and Capablanca's queen was a comely film actress. He sensed that the Cuban wanted to retain her on the board at all costs, so he would have a chance to meet her later. Slyly, Nimzowitsch constantly tried to force an exchange of queens, to which the the champion spurned at great disadvantage. It may have been the only time "Nimzo" ever had "Capa" on the run.>
Assiac tells a similar story, but with unnamed chess masters. Supposedly whoever is smitten with the chess queen notices that the "pieces" are leaving after they are removed from the board, so he decides to keep the queen on at all costs, moving her to and fro and getting a worse position all the time. He finally resigns and runs to the queen and asks her out for dinner. She says, no, she's "dead beat" from moving around so much and is going home to bed.|
The only living pieces game of Capablanca's I know of is this one, which was apparently pre-arranged.
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933"
I'm curious where Whiterook48 found this anecdote. I found the same anecdote, worded a little differently, by George Koltinowski in one of his Chess Chat columns from September 1966. He also claims it was Nimzovich and Capablanca in the living chess match, but does not cite where this information came from, just that it was a "pre-war" game. Kolty was entertaining but not known for getting his facts straight.
Assiac, by contrast, is a much more reliable historian. He cites the story as from the "NEW STATESMAN AND NATION" but does not give a date, though clearly it was pre-1951. Presumably he would surely have mentioned Capa and Nimzovich had they been mentioned in the article.
Anyone have additional information?
|Jun-20-16|| ||TheFocus: It is a hoax. Aron and Jose did not play that live game.|
|Jun-21-16|| ||bamonson: TheFocus: It is a hoax. Aron and Jose did not play that live game.|
I'm not sure 'hoax' is the right word. I agree Nimzo and Capa didn't actually play *this* game. I think it's more apt to be two different stories meshed together. What I'm looking for are the original sources. I cited one, the "NEW STATESMAN AND NATION" but there must be something else.
|Jul-09-16|| ||Ron: <The great mobility of the King forms one of the chief characteristics of all endgame strategy. In the middle game the King is a mere 'super', in the endgame on the other hand - one of the 'principals'. We must therefore develop him, bring him nearer to the fighting line> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
Ron says: Steinitz was making that point decades before Nimzowitsch.
|Aug-17-16|| ||whiteshark: <The Life and Chess of Aron Nimzowitsch> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GISE...|
|Sep-29-16|| ||Ron: Back in the 1990s, one of the coffee houses where I played chess got a new patron, and he read _My System_. That new patron then proceeded to overprotect in each of his first couple chess games! That seemed kinda silly to me.|
But I got useful ideas from Nimzo. For example, the way to play against a hyper-modern defense is to occupy the center and over-protect it.
I was known as being skillful with my knights. When analyzing over the board, I look to see what I can achieve by moving the same knight in each of my next two moves. Or even in each my next three moves. I think that was in the spirit of Nimzo (and Petrosian).
|Sep-29-16|| ||brankat: Steinitz: "I make my King fight."|
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