Latvian-born Danish chess player and theoretician
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Aron Nimzowitsch (7 November 1886 – 16 March 1935) was a Jewish Latvian-born Danish chess grandmaster, and a very influential chess writer. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns.
|Died||16 March 1935 (aged 48)|
- "As a player he ranked third in the world... from about 1925 to 1930; as an innovator he founded the hypermodern school of chess; as a writer of instructional books he was unrivalled in his time".p272
He wrote an important text on chess strategy called My system: a chess treatise, which is still highly regarded. It is a foundation of modern positional chess, and has been read by most chess masters since then. In it he reacted against the more classical views of Siegbert Tarrasch. Later he wrote Chess praxis (1929), a collection of his games showing his ideas in practice.
Nimzowitsch was the subject of a chess biography by English grandmaster Ray Keene, which was translated into Russian in 1986.
- ↑ Latvian: Ārons Ņimcovičs, Russian: Аро́н Иса́евич Нимцо́вич. There are other variations in spelling; German version is Nimzowitsch. (image - nimzowitsch document)
- ↑ Hooper D. and Whyld K. 1992. The Oxford companion to chess. 2nd ed, Oxford University Press.
- ↑ Nimzowitsch, Aron  1987. My system. B.T Batsford Ltd. ISBN 9789197600538
- ↑ Keene, Raymond 1974. Aron Nimzowitsch: a reappraisal. Bell, London. ISBN 0-679-13040-3.