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|Jul-22-13|| ||micartouse: I actually don't think of Nimzowitsch as particularly hypermodern. I know he's associated with that, but both his games and his My System book just seem classical. I just clicked randomly on one of his wins and he just played the white side of the French, sacked a pawn, and clobbered Alapin tactically. I can't find many Nimzo games in the style of Reti.|
Petrosian is genuinely hypermodern. Hard to think of a more unorthodox and bizarre player.
|Jul-22-13|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
"The <passed pawn> is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key; mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient."
|Jul-22-13|| ||thomastonk: I enjoy original versions of quotes, with source.
"Der Freibauer sei ein Verbrecher, der hinter Schloß und Riegel gehöre: milde Maßnahmen, wie polizeiliche Aufsicht seien nicht genügend!"
Aron Nimzowitsch, Mein System, chapter 4, subsection 2a, first part of the subtitle.
|Aug-16-13|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" Control of the center brings the possibility of influencing activity on both flanks simultaenously. "
|Aug-16-13|| ||JimNorCal: <jamesmaskell> I dont quite understand what the dispute is between Nimzowitsch and Tarrasch. |
On a personal level a story (no doubt in Ray Keene's excellent "Nimzovitch: A Reappraisal") shows the human dimension.
As I recall, chess friends set up a serious game between the young Nimzo and Dr Tarrasch. Dr T remarked to the onlookers something to the effect "Never have I had such a won game after 10 moves as the position I have now."
This embarrassed Nimzo deeply, though he was able to draw the game. And later published it, to Dr T's dismay.
|Sep-19-13|| ||FSR: Talk Like a Pirate Day is a good occasion to remember the great Arrrron Nimzowitsch.|
|Sep-23-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "In the middlegame, the king is merely an extra, but in the endgame, he is one of the star actors." >
I see Nimzowitsch is now using movie-related terms.
|Oct-28-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "There is no such thing as an absolutely freeing move. A freeing move in a position in which development has not been carried far always proves illusory, and vice versa, a move which does not come at all in the category of freeing moves can, given a surplus of tempi to our credit, lead to a very free game." >
|Oct-29-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "The old dogmas, such as the ossified teaching on the center, the worship of the open game, and in general the whole formalistic conception of the game, who bothers himself today about any of these?" >
|Oct-29-13|| ||RookFile: Mikhail Tal would be one. He kept the strategic concepts simple, played an open game, and blew you away.|
|Oct-29-13|| ||Penguincw: So did Paul Morphy.|
|Oct-30-13|| ||paulalbert: Nimzowitsch's quotation about the "old dogmas" etc. was definitely directed at Tarrasch!|
|Nov-02-13|| ||Karpova: Alekhine: <In the autumn of 1926, the then-champion received two challenges to a competition for the championship - one came from Aron Nimzovich, the other from me. It soon became apparent, however, that Nimzovich's attempt was of a "platonic" nature, since he lacked a small thing, namely the financial support to fulfill the conditions coming out of London. Therefore his challenge probably had much more the purpose of informing the chess world unequivocally that he, grandmaster Nimzovich, wished this contest and consequently considered himself a world championship candidate. That he was entitled to have such a position owing to the rising curve of his tournament successes in recent years is beyond doubt; but its immediate practical value, the challenge, as I said, was nil.>|
From pages 13-14 of Alexander Alekhine, 'New York 1927', 2011, Russell Enterprises, Milford, CT USA
|Nov-03-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "We engage one wing, or the obvious weakness in it, and thus draw the other enemy wing out of its reserve, when new weakness will be created on that reserve wing, and so the signal is given for systematic manoeuvring against two weaknesses." >
|Nov-07-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Rest In Peace Sir Aron Nimzowitsch.
|Nov-07-13|| ||gars: My favorite Nimzowitsch quote: "why should I lose to such an idiot??"|
I do not know who was the idiot and whteher these were the exact words, but this is the spirit.
|Nov-07-13|| ||gars: Ladies and Gentlemen! Let's not forget that the day after tomorrow is Mikhail Tal's birthday!!|
|Nov-07-13|| ||AgentRgent: The "Idiot" in question was Friedrich Saemisch. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1925|
|Nov-07-13|| ||parisattack: Once again it is time to thank the stormy petrel of chess for his enduring contributions to the game.|
Tempus fugit; R.I.P. Herr Nimzowitsch.
|Nov-07-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest players: Aron Nimzowitsch. Also won one of the greatest games ever (Immortal Zugzwang, Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923).|
|Nov-07-13|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Grandmasters.|
|Nov-07-13|| ||dark.horse: "Ridicule can do much, for instance embitter the existence of young talents; but one thing is not given to it, to put a stop permanently to the incursion of new and powerful ideas."|
|Nov-08-13|| ||RedShield: Ah, shut up, four-eyes!|
|Dec-01-13|| ||offramp: I really wish Nimzowitsch could have raised the necessary moolah to play a match against either Capablanca or Alekhine. |
He would have been so totally ahhihilated by either of them that it would have stopped him publishing books and may even have led to his retirement from chess.
Great day in the morning!
|Dec-01-13|| ||RedShield: What a stupid thing to write. <Vy must I be annihilated by zis idi-ot!>|
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