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Aaron Nimzovich
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Aaron Nimzovich
Full name Aron Niemzowitsch
Country  Latvia  Denmark
Born
(1886-11-07)November 7, 1886
Riga, Latvia
Died
16 March 1935(1935-03-16) (aged 48)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Title Grandmaster

Aaron Nimzovich (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.

"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.

Nimzovich was the subject of a chess biography by English grandmaster Ray Keene, which was translated into Russian in 1986.

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