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|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <No pawn exchanges, no file-opening, no attack> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <The isolated pawn casts gloom over the entire chessboard> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <First restrain, next blockade, lastly destroy> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <Strategically important points should be overprotected. If the pieces are so engaged, they get their regard in the fact that they will then find themselves well posted in every respect> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <If in a battle, I seize a bit of debatable land with a handful of soldiers, without having done anything to prevent an enemy bombardment of the position, would it ever occur to me to speak of a conquest of the terrain in question? Obviously not. Then why should I do so in chess?> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <When I today ask myself whence I got the moral courage, for it takes moral courage to make a move (or form a plan) running counter to all tradition, I think I may say in answer, that it was only my intense preoccupation with the problem of the blockade which helped me to do so> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess strategy as such today is still in its diapers, despite Tarrasch's statement 'We live today in a beautiful time of progress in all fields'. Not even the slightest attempt has been made to explore and formulate the laws of chess strategy> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <Many men, many styles; what is chess but the intangible expression of the will to win> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <The defensive power of a pinned piece is but imaginary> Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <Even the laziest King flees wildly in the face of double check> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|Jun-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is when working under limitations that the master reveals himself> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|Jun-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <The center is the Balkans of the chessboard; fighting may at any time break out there> - Aron Nimzowitsch.|
|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:
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