My System has ratings and 44 reviews. Manny said: One of the most influential chess books ever written. Controversy still rages as to whether Nimzovi . How good is my system? Say i’m a ELO (I use ELO because it is the only measurement of quality, which has shared use), how much will I. 41, Dr. Lasker-Amos Burn,. Nimzowitsch-Marshall,. Nimzowitsch-Alekhine ,. Andersson, Enstrom, Oebert-Nimzowitsch. Yates-Nimzowitsch,.

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And of course the tactics and strategies are core to playing Chess competently. Just to add to John Mien comment and to illuminate what he really thinks about “Mein System”, I quote his conclusion from the link offered above:.

I found [the books of Aaron Nimzowitsch to be] very difficult to read or understand.

Die ElementeNimzowitsch writes about the basics of his “system”. It’s sort of the difference between serve-and-volley and baseline in tennis. Originally posted by pinkthunder What elo–roughly–is this book geared for?

I learned a lot from studying and using the tactics in this book, it really helped my chess. It is doubtful that he actually ‘discovered’ some of these ideas, but he get credit for exposing and teaching them to countless chess players over the decades. The fundamentals part 1 are good for beginning players but the second part really helps paint the hypermodern school of thought for me. Many people have given it great reviews. This book has valuable information either for an amateur and a master chess player.


Can anyone give an example or two off the types of flawed concepts in the book? More importantly, no one had outlined in detail when and how the relevant factors played out, for example, doubled pawns were a familiar problem, but Nimzowitsch analysed the consequences of many different types of doubled pawns with their advantages, disadvantages, and ideal treatments.

Dec 26, Z Wang rated it really liked it. Jul 01, Vinny rated it it was amazing. But if My System a Nimzowitsch described My System as a chess manual based “on entirely new principles.

Tactics you don’t have to study, you either know it or you don’t.

I was spellbound by it. I admit though that if you were starting chess in it was much harder to find better books to teach you strategic ideas. In addition, those who use a UCI Universal Chess Interface on the computer to follow lines and games can find these games not text online in. It’s mimzowitsch to explain the board becomes just Bg5 is particularly strong. Apr 29, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Nimzowitsch puts forth his novelty 1.

I have a feeling , that Aron Nimzowitsch ” My System” book is only – Chess Forums –

So what elo do syztem recommend is best for understanding the book? It seems remarkable now, but most of this was new at the time.


For instance, a threat cannot be stronger than it’s execution. ESP wrote ‘I mean I consider myself as a begginer too, not a master yet’, is this because he read the Nimzowitsch book?

I have a feeling , that Aron Nimzowitsch ” My System” book is only …

Feb 18, Bhakta Kishor rated it really liked it Shelves: I love ‘My System’, and I have read it cover to cover one dozen times, but suggesting it to nimzowtisch class player is an entirely different matter. A must-read for any chess player. As is the case with Chess Praxis and My System, the most instructive parts of The Blockade consist of examples, in particular whole games whose themes range well beyond restraint and blockade.


Siegbert Tarrasch’s “Schachspiel” and this one are easily my most favorite and most used books about chess. Are you uttering about chess?

But I feel like all the staff there is so simple and just obvious.