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|May-27-17|| ||RookFile: You can get all the benefits of Nimzo without the baloney just by studying Petrosian's games. Petrosian was stronger tactically and played more dynamically - but of course, prophylatic play, overprotection, etc. are very much to be found in Petrosian's games.|
|May-27-17|| ||Ron: You know, I always get a kick out of reading <RookFile>'s posts on Nimzowitsch.|
|May-29-17|| ||whiteshark: <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? "
|May-29-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Rookfile,
The irony is that Petrosian picked up loads from Nimzovitch.
From an Edward Winter review of 'The Games of Tigran Petrosian, Volume I, 1942-1965,' compiled by Eduard Shekhtman
" His reminiscences repeatedly stress the influence of Nimzowitsch, whose Chess Praxis was the first serious chess book which he studied.
For Petrosian, that volume was ‘not a work of reference but a book kept under my pillow – a bedtime story for a chess child’"
I've thumbed through 'Chess Praxis' only playing over a handful of games.
But that kind of proven endorsement is encouraging. Here we have a player who we know got to be one of the greats and that book, in Petrosian's own words, helped a great deal.
Much better than a review on any recent primer book on chess. How will we ever know if it is any good till someone 40-50 later says "Yes, this book helped me tremendously."
I know Nimzovitch liked using 'baloney' but in some cases it does work.
I know I got the fact that it's not good to shed what imitative you may have by creating a weakness in the enemy position unless you can attack it.
His explanation that how will you know a man sitting down has severe limp unless you can throw something at him so he chases you. Finally sunk that one in.
|May-29-17|| ||Gypsy: If I were to believe in re-incarnation, I would by now have a strong suspicion that <Rookfile> is in fact a Nimzo re-incarnate.|
|May-29-17|| ||Nietzowitsch: |
People who create their own drama deserve their own <karma>.
|Jul-17-17|| ||RookFile: The threat is always stronger than the execution.|
|Jul-18-17|| ||RookFile: So I know that Petrosian studied from Nimzo. He did a good job of taking what was useful, and also adding a more dynamic content to his game than what Nimzo had.|
|Nov-07-17|| ||parisattack: 'Blessed with a catchy prefix' - Larry Evans, MCO 10. Happy Birthday, Nimzo!|
|Nov-07-17|| ||cunctatorg: Nimzowitsch's play was quite dynamic and dynamics and is a major request of "Nimzowitsch's System". |
By the way I believe that the best, more successful (and even nigthmarish - ask Garry Kasparov of 1984 - example of Nimzowitsch-like play is not to be found at Tigran Petrosian's wonderful games but at the Karpov's ones...
|Nov-07-17|| ||FSR: Fun fact (well, not fun for Nimzowitsch): Bent Larsen, whose name is linked with Nimzowitsch's in the <Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack>, was born in Denmark 12 days before Nimzowitsch died there.|
|Nov-08-17|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: How funny that the list of "Notable Games" includes a spurious one! Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927|
|Nov-08-17|| ||cunctatorg: Aron Nimzowitsch also had a keen sense of humor, therefore he would gladly agree with that ... misuse of the aforementioned, infamous, fictional game!|
|Mar-04-18|| ||RookFile: Karpov would line you up in an endgame and pulverize you. Nothing wrong with that, of course.|
|Apr-12-18|| ||Ron: Two chess players:
One was embarrassed by Capablanca and had a losing record against Alekhine.
The other had a losing record against Capablanca but it's not too bad and also deafeated Alekhine in the World Championship.
The former is Nimzovitch while the latter is Euwe.
Yet people to this day go Nimzovitch Nimzovitch
Nimzovitch was like the big talking modern athlete except that the big talking modern athlete has greater justification for his big talking.
|Apr-12-18|| ||Retireborn: <Ron> I think the point is that professionals like Nimzo and Alekhine talked big, as you put it, because they wanted to get invitations, simuls, and sell their books. They were advertising, if you like.|
Not necessary for Euwe who was a teacher or professor and essentially an amateur chess player all his life.
Personally I find Nimzo's writing style quite annoying, but there is no doubt that his books have made a bigger impact than Euwe's.
|Apr-18-18|| ||ketchuplover: He is now a world chess hall of famer|
|Jun-01-18|| ||takchess: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... about the Nimzowitsch-Hofer game from Ct-Art|
|Jun-01-18|| ||takchess: [FEN "|
click for larger view
1. Qh6 gxh6 2. Ng4 d2 3. Nxh6# 1-0 from ct-art. White to move
|Nov-07-18|| ||cunctatorg: A great chess genius, he drastically changed chess forever and furthermore he somehow shaped the future of chess. |
His contribution to the theory of chess strategy and -consequently- to the theory of chess openings is unparalleled!!
|Nov-07-18|| ||RookFile: He was a genius at marketing.|
|Aug-10-19|| ||gezafan: My own opinion is that Nimzovich was an excellent player and that My System is an excellent book.|
He probably was the number three player in the world at one point, behind only Alekhine and Capablanca, who were two of the all time greats.
My System has lots of useful information that players can use. They don't have to use every idea in every game but I believe those who read My System wll be able to apply Nimzovich's ideas in their own games.
|Aug-29-19|| ||RookFile: Let's put him down as the #3 tournament player in the world, and at the same time acknowledge he wasn't a good match player, considering that he lost matches to folks like Bogo, Stahlberg, and Leonhardt.|
|Nov-07-19|| ||gars: There must be something different in Riga, it gave the Chess World two off-the-mainstream players in fifty years: Nimzowitsch (born in 1886) and Tal (born in 1936).|
|Nov-07-19|| ||fabelhaft: Then Shirov (1972) was only fourteen years off from another 50 years.|
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