A nice post on Aron Nimzovitch’s theory of over protection with a prelude in which the author ironically “over protects” his hero.
Modern writers seem to like to bash one of my “star chess books” called MY SYSTEM from which I learned a great deal in understanding that chess was a mirror of individual imagination with lots of creative energies laced within its many lesson briefs telling stories that helped me to retain and learn from the great maestro and imparted to his fan club. These modern chess analysts attempt to say that the book taught nothing constructive for the student. Hogwash I say and doubly hogwash. These so-called experts do not deserve the reporting that recently has found voice in the magazine NEW IN CHESS coming out of the Book Review Section. The book along with THE GAME OF CHESS by Tarrasch and a less known volume by Mason contributed greatly as others have to the richness of the chess struggle.
Such criticism was not voiced merely in modern times but so too in…
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