Aron Nimzowitsch- A Chess Giant, Part II

Aron Nimzowitsch- A Chess Giant, Part II

Mar 21, 2018, 9:35 AM |

Hi! We continue here with games played and commented by Aron Nimzowitsch.


In the next game, again Aron Nimzowitsch manifests his superior understanding of the game. His small advantage requires some precise technique in the endgame, but he is up to the task.



The next game is a real gem! Nimzowitsch introduces a pawn sacrifice to blockade the enemy pieces, and this game sparkles in its brilliance!



In the following game Nimzowitsch, playing Black, adopts a very risky strategy, but his opponent fails to find the best plan.



The following game is known as "The Immortal Zugzwang Game", and for good reason. In the critical moment, Black sacrifices a piece for a pawn and a rook on the 7th rank! Absolutely the right move!



In the next game, Tartakower part with his bishop too soon, and Nimzowitsch shows us how to slowly open up the position for the two bishops.


Another great game against Spielman, who chooses the innocuous exchange variation against Nimzo's Caro-Kann Defense.
 This next game against Reti is a positional masterpiece. It is like having a complete meal, cooked by the best chef!


In the next game, Nimzowitsch dominates the position from beginning to end!



In the next game, Black tries to block the passed pawn which Nimzowitsch achieved in the opening, but White succeeds in breaking the blockade with some sharp tactical blows.



Nimzowitsch was an original thinker. Facing an unusual White move (Nc3), he produces a novelty of his own (...e5!) and proceeds to outplay White, in spite of having a gaping hole at d5. Impressive!



In the next game, Nimzowitsch reveals a mature, patient approach to the game. White over-extends, and it is over in a few moves! A gem.





I do not know what is more impressive; Steiner's collapse, or Nimzowitsch's accurate and prompt punishment of his opponent's mistakes!



 Nimzowitsch, playing Black, demolishes Bogoljubow with such clarity of concept and tactical precision, it is no wonder that he was a worthy contender of Alekhine for the World Championship. A Master Class!