FM Elliot Liu continues his analysis of an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game on the art of keeping the initiative.
The game starts with an amazing string of moves by Nimzowitsch that improves his position while keeping his opponent occupied and reacting to threats.
Watch how Nimzowitsch magically turns a dormant rook into a monster in two moves, then optimizes his other pieces. If you’ve ever seen a good knight vs. a bad bishop, you will recognize the power of Nimzo's ultimate plan. | Watch video
FM Elliot Liu analyzes an instructive Aron Nimzowitsch game where nearly every move contains a potent threat.
Nimzowitsch’s positional understanding was decades ahead of his time, and he makes use of that knowledge to quickly gain a winning position against his hapless opponent.
In this video, part one of the series, FM Liu shows you how to keep up constant threats to gain a positional advantage. | Watch video
IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch in 1923.
Learn key zugzwang concepts from the first two positions, and then sit back and enjoy what has been called the immortal zugzwang game between the two super grandmasters. | Watch video
A seminal moment in the history of Chess.com? In six years of recording videos, we've never had a Korean pop music reference in a video introduction! What happens when a GM goes Gangnam Style on the chessboard? Watch and see the unorthodox Nimzowitsch Defense lead to an equally unbalanced middlegame. You'll see the mistakes of amateurs so you can become a GM yourself. If not, there's always K-Pop for you to try. | Watch video
Needing a win, GM Khachiyan uncharacteristically opens with 1. Nf3 and pretty soon faces a double fianchetto. But the game hinges on control of the d-file and what he calls the "Anti-Nimzowitsch." You'll be amazed at the simplicity with which the GM controls the entire board and stifles those black bishops. His opponent has to resign without even being down any material! | Watch video