by Steve Giddins
Although he was neither world champion, nor even a direct world championship challenger, Aron Nimzowitsch was one of the most important and influential players in chess history. He belongs to that select band of players (the other main one, ironically enough, being his arch-enemy Tarrasch) who have influenced the development of chess style as much (or more) by their writings than by their play. His books The Blockade, My System and Chess Praxis have had an e...
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