In the seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his revolutionary book 'My System' our understanding of positional play has changed radically. Players often accept positional weaknesses (e.g. a backward pawn) in exchange for dynamic piece play. Here Watson discusses how classical concepts are interpreted today before more modern positional ideas of which Nimzowitsch and his contemporaries were unaware. This thought provoking masterpiece was voted BCF 'Book of the Year' in 1999.
Published 1999, softback, 272 pages.View sample pages (pdf)