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|Jul-25-12|| ||sneaky pete: <thomastonk> Thank you very much for those links.|
I found a reprint (with Ni<e>mzowitsch and the capitals in the last line I copied here) as an extra in an undated bulletin of the Hannover 1926 tournament, edited by Wolfgang Kübel. Niemzowitsch is the spelling Kübel used exclusively. I didn't know the line "Damit verabschieden wir uns von unseren freundlichen Lesern" was part of the original text. I thought it was added by Kübel, who doesn't mention Kmoch in his introduction. He just writes:
"Freudig ergreifen wir die Gelegenheit eine wahrhaft weltbewegende Abhandlung aus der WIENER SCHACHZEITUNG ausgraben und reproduzieren, die in die letzten Winkel des Schachmikrokosmos hineinleuchtet. Mögen die genialen, lichtvollen Ausführungen unsere Leser erfreuen, anregen und zu erfolgreichen Großmeistern machen!"
|Jul-25-12|| ||thomastonk: <sneaky pete> I observed the small differences, and it is good to know that they were caused by Kübel. :-)|
|Aug-05-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: The Danish players Per Skjoldager and Jørn Nielsen's first volume on Nimzowitsch has just been published.|
The book is 468 pages long, covers the years 1886-1924, and contains 450 games.
|Aug-06-12|| ||TheFocus: I need to e-mail Per. He promised me an autographed copy.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<theFocus>
I'm sure he will!
I met Per briefly the other day at the Politiken Cup and he struck me as a very pleasant chap. He was talking with Danish IM Jens Kristiansen about the Nimzo book. Jens remarked that Per and Jørn have paid attention to detail and been so meticulous in their research even Winter won't find fault!
I didn't, however, find out when volume 2 will be at the printers.
|Aug-06-12|| ||TheFocus: Yes, Per and I had some very interesting e-mails regarding Nimzowitsch. Super nice gentleman!|
Per provided me with an unknown game and a cross-table. They are included in this volume.
|Nov-07-12|| ||Nightsurfer: So it is the 126th birthday of <Aron Nimzowitsch> today, on <November 7th, 2012>: Congratulations to you, Great Master, up there in the skies!|
Thank you, dear Folks of <Chessgames.com> that you have paid respect to that revolutionary on the board by having made him the <Player of the Day November 7th, 2012>!
BTW, our <Player of the Day November 7th, 2012> has not only been a revolutionary on the board but he has also been a kind of <Marx Brother> on the board, just have look at the funny incidence Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus, 1910 : Despite of Queen (!!!) odds our Master <Aron "Groucho Marx" Nimzowitsch> teaches a painful lesson to an unlucky guy named Leelaus :-)!
One more example of playing - and winning! - with impressing odds is Nimzowitsch vs NN, 1910: It is a game of Rook (!) odds - and that is ample motivation for <Aron "Groucho Marx" Nimzowitsch> to <"rook", ramble and roll>! :-D
|Nov-07-12|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Aron Nimzowitsch!|
|Nov-07-12|| ||parisattack: Another year has passed already?
Once again, happy birthday to the Stormy Petrel of chess!
|Dec-28-12|| ||Caissanist: QOTD: <
When a farmer loses a suckling pig through illness, he mourns not only the little pig, but also the good food he has gambled on it.
--- Aron Nimzowitsch>
This one has me baffled. Presumably Nimzo meant to relate this to chess somehow, does anyone know what he meant?
|Dec-28-12|| ||OhioChessFan: <Caissanist> that is a perfect illustration of the economic principle of opportunity costs. I can think of some chess applications, but none so obvious that they go without saying. Sure wish he'd said it. Or maybe he did and that's part 2 of the quote.|
|Dec-29-12|| ||Gypsy: <Caissanist> The quote is used to explain, in part, why the principle of prophylaxis works well: If you prevent an attack, much of the preparatory work by the opponent becomes, in essence, lost.|
|Dec-29-12|| ||Caissanist: Thanks guys, that was very helpful!|
|Jan-24-13|| ||ketchuplover: The 2012 chesscafe book of the year is Aron Nimzowitsch,1886-1924|
|Feb-21-13|| ||JimNorCal: On the topic of books, I won't go through 68 pages of kibitzing ... probably someone else already made this observation...
Highly recommend Ray Keene's "Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal" It's a terrific read and clearly a labor of love.|
|Feb-21-13|| ||perfidious: <JimNorCal> A classic, through and through.|
|Mar-23-13|| ||perfidious: < square dance:.....phil hellmuth was doing his usual complaining after losing a hand....>|
Say it ain't so!
<....norman chad, one of the commentators, brought of the famous nimzo-why must i lose to this idiot?-quote!>
Marvellous-maybe one day I'll get to see that show. Bust-a-gut time.
Next, a commentator will have to bring out 'the threat is stronger than its execution'.
|Mar-29-13|| ||whiteshark: 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.
Isn't "Free Will" is an illusion at all?
|Mar-29-13|| ||AgentRgent: <Caissanist: When a farmer loses a suckling pig through illness, he mourns not only the little pig, but also the good food he has gambled on it.|
--- Aron Nimzowitsch> He's referring to the tempi which disappear with an exchanged piece. A warning not to move a piece too often only to exchange it for one which has moved less. e.g. If I trade my 4 move knight for your 2 move bishop, I've effectively "lost" 2 moves.
|Mar-29-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <When a farmer loses a suckling pig through illness, he mourns not only the little pig, but also the good food he has gambled on it.
--- Aron Nimzowitsch>
That's an example of a pretty important principle in economics referred to as opportunity costs.
|Mar-29-13|| ||AgentRgent: <OhioChessFan: That's an example of a pretty important principle in economics referred to as opportunity costs.> Opportunity cost is more 'what you've "given up" by using your resources on something as opposed to something else'. I think an example of "opportunity cost" here would be choosing to raise a pig instead of a lamb, for example.|
|Mar-29-13|| ||OhioChessFan: I think the opportunity cost would be the grain feeding the pig instead of being planted.|
|Mar-30-13|| ||AgentRgent: <OhioChessFan: I think the opportunity cost would be the grain feeding the pig instead of being planted.>Why would you starve a little piggy!? You're so cruel! ;)|
|Mar-30-13|| ||OhioChessFan: This little piggy had roast beef. My little piggy had none.|
|May-11-13|| ||perfidious: That's one little piggy who's history!|
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