The Chess Player's strategic bible
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| By Nimzowitsch, Aron|
| ISBN 1843821079|
| SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics|
| Paperback 324 pages|
| Subject [Chess
| Published 23 January, 2004|
| UK Price £22.95 |
| US Price $36.95 |
No book has exerted a greater impact on chess thought over the past 80 years. Variations may come and go, but Nimzowitsch was a seeker after eternal truths and the precepts outlined in this strategic manual have withstood the ravages of time. Breakthroughs in understanding often follow breakthroughs in verbal formulation - Nimzowitsch's skill at translating chess board operations into words was one of the secrets both of his personal success and of the longevity of his system.
Aron Nimzowitsch - grandmaster and strategic innovator - is one of the defining voices of modern chess. his classic books My System and Chess Praxis are immortal classics which taught and inspired generations of grandmasters and champions, such as Petrosian, Larsen, Karpov and Leko. As a player, Nimzowitsch won the important tournaments at Dresden 1926 and Carlsbad 1929, which made him a potential candidate for the world championship. His strategic formulations such as "first restrain, then blockade, finally destroy", "the mysterious rook move" and "the passed pawn's lust to expand" have passed into the very currency and lifeblood of chess usage.