ChessCafe Book of the Year Finalist!
English Chess Federation Book of the Year Finalist!
Every chess player who is serious about improving his game, should study the lessons of Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935). 'My System' (published in 1925) and 'Chess Praxis' (1928) had tremendous impact and made Nimzowitsch one of the most influential chess thinkers of the 20th century. His books continue to be printed, sold and read to this day.
During several decades of research, German chess historian Rudolf Reinhardt compiled, from an immense variety of sources, all the games Nimzowitsch played after 1928. They are presented with notes by Nimzowitsch himself and, in some cases, by his contemporaries.
In addition to the games, Reinhardt also collected the articles and essays that Nimzowitsch wrote during that period.
Reinhardt’s collection starts where Nimzowitsch’s second volume Chess Praxis ends. It offers a unique view of the chess world of the late 1920s and 1930s, its top tournaments and the state of theory.
More importantly, it portrays Nimzowitsch the chess player and author in the last seven years of his short life. It’s all there: the fights, the competitors and the polemics, the theories and teachings, in the incomparable style of the master: pointed, elegant, precise and highly original.
Peter Anderberg, Schach Magazine:
“If Nimzowitsch had published an additional third part of his two-volume ‘System’ series, he would definitely have used a large part of the material that is collected in this book.”
“A must for every fan of the great teacher of the Hypermodern.”
Michael McGuerty, ChessCafe:
"A great collection. It is well worth your time, and you will likely find this more entertaining and instructive than many modern-day publications."
Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine:
"A wonderful book. It's a real labor of love containing a veritable bonanza of fresh Nimzowitsch material."
The Judges of the ECF Book of the Year Award:
"The blurb describes it well: 'The unauthorised sequel to My System and Chess Praxis'. A historically valuable book, which also contains much stimulating and opinionated writing that is woirth reading today."
John D. Warth, Chess Club of Southern Indiana:
"Conveys the weight and authrority of a modern classic: an insightful collection of brilliant games that satisfy with every page. This authoritative work deserves a place of prominence on the shelf of every serious student of the game."
Rochade Europa Magazine:
“The book convinces throughout. Reinhardt’s work will be of vital importance for all future study of Nimzowitsch’s life and career."
Gary Lane, British Chess Magazine:
"A wonderful collection of Nimzowitsch’s games and thoughts, which is destined to be a chess classic."
Max Euwe Centre, Amsterdam:
"This book is incredibly complete, a book by a chess lover for other chess lovers. It is full of uniquely annotated games of a technically very gifted player with a absolutely original style."
Paul Kane, Manchester Chess Federation:
"Chockfull of wonderful chess and is a significant contribution to our understanding of Nimzowitsch’s thought. His personality shines through in both the articles and the annotations, and his profundity is everywhere apparent."
Richard Vedder, Schakers.info:
"I like this book a lot. It is a hefty tome full of material that we can learn from, also in 2014."