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My System (Chess Classics) [Paperback]

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For the first time, an English-speaking audience can appreciate the true nature of this famous, classic chess book as this brand-new translation recreates the author's original intention. Not to have read My System is regarded as a shocking gap in a chess player's education, but English speakers had only poor translations that toned down or even deleted many passages because they feared Nimzowitsch's famous biting wit would be controversial. Nimzowitsch's ideas about how to play better chess have had a profound influence on modern chess thinking. It is commonly agreed that almost every chess master in the world has studied Nimzowitsch's work.

One of the most stimulating books ever written about chess. -- Reuben Fine, American chess grandmaster

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Studio: Quality Chess
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2007
Publisher   Quality Chess
ISBN  9197600539  
ISBN13  9789197600538  

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Classic way to become a stronger chess player  Nov 11, 2007
If you are learning to improve your chess skills, get this book and study it. You will IMPROVE. When I began my chess career, this was one of the few books that allowed me to understand positional play. My ratings shot up tremendously!
On the book  Oct 24, 2007
The book is very good - if You have the basics of chess down, read it! The quality is tacky though - in my a little bit humid room the pages curled up mercilessly - just a little inconvenience
Too hard for a 10 year old  Jun 1, 2007
My son is 10 with a rating about 1300. The chess coach recommended this book for studying at home. My son found the language and the style of the book too difficult, and he gave up rather quickly. He found the companion "Chess Praxis" book easier to follow, and he reads it regularly.
I am sure it's a great book, but I am not sure it is suitable for young kids...
Difficult to Understand  May 2, 2007
I read this book when I was a teenager. Since then my understanding of chess has increased immensely. Even though at the time of reading I didn't understand a lot of it, I do notice that now later in life I use a lot of strategies in this book, but not neccessarily from reading this book. I am going to buy a new copy and see if I understand it better. This might not be the best book to get if you are a beginner because it is difficult to comprehend. If you are into buying chess books and want to have a nice collection, then you should get this book. For those who want a book that is easy to understand and will see a marketable return then try "How To Reassess Your Chess". "My System" will make you a better player but it might take more work than other books because of the complexities and early 20th Century language.

greatness  Apr 27, 2007
this book is greatness. it is agreed by most that this is the best chess book of all time

Nimzowitsch was one of the first hypermodernists (controlling the center without actually putting pieces in the center)but his chess book isnt biased. Nimzowitsch was probably the 3rd best in the world in his time

the wording might be over the head for little kids (it was written in the 30's) but other than that this book is pretty much perfect. it has examples and games and goes over the most important chess principles

You need to re-read it every 200 rating points because there are new things you understand every time you read it.

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