Aron Nimzowitsch

Aron Nimzowitsch

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Thanks v
Preface 1
Chapter 1 : 1886-1904
The Jews of Riga 3
The Nimzowitsch family 4
The spelling of the name 7
The young Nimzowitsch 8
First published game 10
Konigsberg in 1902 and Berlin in 1903 10
Gottingen in 1903, then back in Berlin in 1904 15
Coburg 1904 18
First game against Tarrasch, Nurnberg 23
Chapter 2 : 1905-1906
Vienna 1905 25
Munich in 1905: First match against Spielmann 30
Munich in 1905: The first simul 33
Barmen 1905 34
After Barmen 45
Education 47
Zurich in 1905 49
Match against Lurie, Riga in 1906 50
Berlin in 1906 51
Munich 1906 52
Chapter 3 : 1907-1909
Munich in 1907 59
To Zurich, then a simul in Winterthur 60
Ostende 1907 60
Karlsbad 1907 75
Munich in 1907, and a simul 93
Second Match against Spielmann, in Munich, 1908 95
Chess in the Baltic, Riga in 1909 98
Chapter 4 : 1910
Professional life in Riga 100
Preparing for Hamburg 1910 104
Hamburg 1910 110
Visit to Dorpat 120
Back in Riga 125
Visit to Pernau 127
Chapter 5 : 1911
Leaving Riga 128
Match against Leonhardt, Hamburg 128
The Tarrasch-Nimzowitsch dispute, 1911 to 1913 133
San Sebastian 1911 134
Correspondence match against Behting 143
Karlsbad 1911 145
Another visit to Dorpat 165
Chapter 6 : 1912
Marshall in the Baltic 170
Riddles by A.N. 172
Rigasche Rundschau in 1912 172
San Sebastian 1912 173
Nimzowitsch: An open letter to Tarrasch 188
Vilnius 1912 189
Chapter 7 : 1913
Rigasche Rundschau in 1913 202
Nimzowitsch on The Modern Chess Game by Tarrasch 204
Nimzowitsch: "The New System" 210
Nimzowitsch on the surrender of the center 214
Father of Hypermodernism 216
Match against Giese, Riga 220
Correspondence match against Fluss 221
Capablanca in Riga 223
Chapter 8 : 1914
Rigasche Rundschau in 1914 225
All-Russian Tournament of Masters at St. Petersburg 226
Play­off match against Alekhine 237
St. Petersburg 1914 240
Der alte Ganeff 251
The Great War and Riga 254
Chapter 9 : 1915-1919
World War I at a glance 257
Riga in 1915 258
In the Russian Army, 1916, out 1917 259
Riga under German rule, 1918 262
Chess editor of the Baltische Zeitung 264
Riga simuls 265
Latvian independence, then the Bolsheviks 266
Liberated by the anti-Bolsheviks 269
Chess editor of the Rigasche Rundschau 271
At war with Russia and Germany 272
Chapter 10 : 1920
Simuls in Latvia, 1920 274
Heading for Sweden 277
Goteborg 1920 278
Match against Bogoljubow, Stockholm 289
Stockholm simuls 292
Second Stockholm Jubilee Tournament 295
Chapter 11 : 1921
Swedish tour, January to March 305
Mysterious matches 311
Visit to Kristiania (Oslo) 317
Visit to Bergen 321
Summer vacation 322
Back to Bergen, Norwegian tour 325
Chapter 12 : 1922
Nimzowitsch in Bergen 327
Swedish Tour, January to March 331
Second match against Hakansson 334
Back in Stockholm 336
Visit to Denmark 337
Danish tour, April to June 338
Summer vacation 344
Further Danish tour, October to November 348
Copenhagen 1922 350
Chapter 13 : 1923
Match against Brinckmann 354
A small tour in Jutland 357
Copenhagen chess clubs 358
Danish tour, February to March 359
Copenhagen 1923 363
Nimzowitsch the smoker 368
Back to work 375
Karlsbad 1923 377
Danish Tour, October to December 391
Chapter 14 : 1924
Simul tour in March and April 395
Correspondence match against Krause 400
On vacation at Vidtskue 404
Copenhagen 1924 (Nordic tournament) 405
Danish Tour, October to December 419
Organizing a Simul Tour to Norway 423
Appendix A. Puzzles and Studies 427
Appendix B. Schaie Niemzowitsch Games and Problems 431
Bibliography 435
Index to Games by Opponent 439
Index to Openings (ECO Codes) 442
Index to Openings (Traditional Names) 445
General Index 447