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|Dec-25-03|| ||Marnoff Mirlony: What are you talking about, ughaibu? |
|Dec-25-03|| ||ughaibu: ????? (Good one). |
|Dec-25-03|| ||Marnoff Mirlony: Alright.... |
|Dec-25-03|| ||tud: <Shadowmaster> are you sure Botvinnik belongs to Rubinstein, Capablanca and Fischer team ? I think his work is very complex. Think at his openings... his middle games... When I studied Botvinnik I always had nightmares understanding his Sicilians for example. I think if Rubinstein or Capablanca wake up one day, they play against Fritz without any problems, whereas Botvinnik can have problems... |
|Dec-26-03|| ||Benjamin Lau: I don't know about his openings, but his middlegame play is clear as water, at least in the QGD (white) and Nimzo Indian (black) (which are the areas I've studied his games the most; I can't comment on any other.) |
|Dec-26-03|| ||Dick Brain: I'm surprised by Nimzowitsch's picture. I had always imagined him bearded and looking like Dr. Freud. But he does look a little like Kelsey Grammer which is close. |
|Dec-26-03|| ||tud: Try variant Botvinnik in Slavian Defense. Also his way to combat Gruenfelds. His Sicilians with doubled pawns on f6. |
|Dec-27-03|| ||shadowmaster: <tud> Ahhh, the Botvinnik semi-slav leads to complex positions. And Botvinnik’s handling of that opening is quite impressive. When I made my statement, I was thinking of the caro-kanns that Botvinnik played with Tal. Maybe Karpov is a better example. |
|Jan-06-04|| ||Marnoff Mirlony: I enjoy Botvinnik's Semi-Slav. |
|Feb-08-04|| ||Jimzovich: Aaron Nimzovich started to seriously study chess at a late age of 17, as compared to his contemporaries(Capa & Alekhine). With a late start, his combinative skill would not reach its height in power until his late 20's and early 30's. Unfortunately WW1 broke out and stifled his chess career. With the war over and pushing 40, he resumed his chess career. His string of wins in Copenhagen; 1st place wins in 1923,1924,1928 and more, show his strength and now a new "Modern style" at the chess table. True he was unable to overpower Alekhine or Capablanca(neither could anyone else) in tournaments. His contribution (his writings)to the royal game far out ways Alekhine or Capa's, combined! His wins and theories clearly made him third or forth strongest player in the world!! I would say that Aaron was basically robbed by the fate of timing(WW1). As it said on his business card "A. Niemzowitsch Candidate for the World Chess Championship and Crown Prince of the Chess World" |
|Apr-10-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Nimzovich together with Reti and Breyer were the principal contributers to Hypermodernism. |
|Apr-11-04|| ||square dance: <conlamismamano> nah, it was mostly me. ;-) |
|Apr-11-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: Gruenfeld also contributed a lot to the hypermodern school, though not as much as Reti and Nimzowitsch in some respects. |
|Apr-17-04|| ||nikolaas: A funny game from his younger years:
A.Nimzovich-G.Fluess, Zurich 1906
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.Bxf6 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 gxf6 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be2 Rhg8 10.0-0 Bd7 11.c4 Qh5 12.d5 0-0-0 13.Nd4 Qh6 14.g3 Rg6 15.dxc6 Bxc6 16.Nxc6 Rxd1 17.Rxd1 bxc6 "And now my good friend Fluess leaned back as who should say, 'The ending isn't easy, to be sure, but we'll find a way'" (Nimzovich) 18.c5 Rg8 19.Rab1 1-0 "Never shall I forget the comical look of horror on my opponent's face as he realized his plight" (Nimzovich).
It's not Nimzovich best game but it IS funny.
|May-12-04|| ||iron maiden: Nimzo was originally from Russia but later settled in Denmark, am I correct? |
|May-12-04|| ||meloncio: <iron maiden> Yes, but not exactly. He was born in Riga, Latvia, those times a part of the czarist empire. After the soviet revolution he went away and settled in Denmark. |
|May-12-04|| ||Poulsen: Yes, you are correct.
He came to Denmark a few years after WWI. He was born in Riga nov. 7th 1886 - and died in Denmark mar. 16th 1935. He is buried in Copenhagen.
His original name was Niemzowitsch - but the latvian authorities wrote Nimzowitsch in his passport - and since everybody called him by that name, he simply dropped the "e".
The danes took him to their harts - though he was in many ways a strange and difficult man to socialise with. He is in Denmark still referred to as "Danmarks Skaklærer", i.e. the Chessteacher of Denmark.
His efforts in that direction was much needed in Denmark in the 20's and 30's, since there was practically no quality chesslitterature in danish. His writings - in danish - in the danish chessmagazine, "Skakbladet", are legendary.
Their is a straight line of development from Nimzowitsch to Denmarks first GM - Bent Larsen. Without Nimzowitsch in Denmark, there would proparly not have been a player with Bent Larsen's qualities - not as early as the mid-50's anyway.
|May-12-04|| ||Poulsen: Nimzowitsch is by the way buried at Bispebjerg Kirkegaard (Bispebjerg Cemetery), Copenhagen. The stone simply says "Skakstormesteren Aron Nimzowitsch" (The Chess Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch) together with dates of birth and death.|
Denmark's first International Master Jens Enevoldsen (d. 1980) is also buried there.
|May-12-04|| ||Lawrence: Never even reached the age of 50, died of pneumonia. |
|Jun-25-04|| ||ray keene: i am glad to see my notes to the nimzowitsch games are gradually starting to appear-the game v levenfish is the first one i saw-good work |
|Aug-02-04|| ||Stavrogin: You who discuss the hypermoderns - do not forgot their PR Salesman - Tartakower. |
|Sep-22-04|| ||benderules: Maybe not the best non champion ever but maybe the most influential non champion ever |
|Sep-22-04|| ||paulalbert: I agree. I read My System 50 years ago as a boy, but it probably was too early to get full benefit from it particularly because I had no access to formal chess instruction.
I have recently been rereading Nimzowitsch including Chess Praxis and also including Raymond Keene's outstanding book, Aron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal which helps to understand both the ideas and historical context, including his disagreements with Tarrasch, whom I also consider a great contributor to chess.
To me reading works by the past masters, e.g.,Tarrasch, Lasker, Capablanca, and Alekhine, Bronstein combined with works like Raymond Keene's on Nimzowitsch and John Watson's , Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy can help even amateur players both play better and certainly have a greater understanding of and appreciation for the game. Unfortunately, a lot of modern young GMs seem to barely know or care much about the history and development of their game. Paul Albert |
|Sep-22-04|| ||offramp: Was I the only person who read My System and kept saying, "What's all this crap?" |
|Sep-22-04|| ||cu8sfan: <offramp> I think "My System" is pretty much overrated. Maybe you've got to be a better player to really appreciate that book. I liked his talkative style though - something many readers criticize. |
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