Aron Nimzowitsch: On the Road to Chess Mastery, 1886 - 1924

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ChessCafe 2012 Book of the Year

One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters.

This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess.

With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess’s greatest innovators.

Per Skjoldager is an IT contractor, chess historian and chess book collector. He lives in Fredericia, Denmark. Former editor of Danish School Chess Magazine and Junior Chess Instructor, Jørn Erik Nielsen lives in Aabenraa, Denmark.

Contents:

Acknowledgments and Thanks
Preface ...1

Chapter 1: 1886-1904 ...3
Chapter 2: 1905-1906 ...25
Chapter 3: 1907-1909 ...59
Chapter 4: 1910 ...100
Chapter 5: 1911 ...128
Chapter 6: 1912 ...170
Chapter 7: 1913 ...202
Chapter 8: 1914 ...225
Chapter 9: 1915-1919 ...257
Chapter 10: 1920 ...274
Chapter 11: 1921 ...305
Chapter 12: 1922 ...327
Chapter 13: 1923 ...354
Chapter 14: 1924 ...395

Appendix A. Puzzles and Studies ...427
Appendix B. Schaie Niemzowitsch Games and Problems ...431
Bibliography ...435
Index to Games by Opponent ...439
Index to Openings (ECO Codes) ...442
Index to Openings (Traditional Names) ...445
General Index ...447"

Awarded: ChessCafe.com 2012 Book of the Year.


More Information
Edition : Hardcover
Publication date : January 1, 2012
Number of pages : 456
Publisher : McFarland
Weight : 990 gram
ISBN : 9780786465392