by Aron Nimzowitsch
Translated by Robert Sherwood
This classic of positional play has been newly translated by Bob Sherwood to better represent the full human experience and the revolutionary thinking found in Nimzowitsch's original German text. Material censored or otherwise omitted from the original version has been restored and carefully rendered to reveal Nimzowitsch's deep-level response to the self-satisfied and narrow chess orthodoxy of his day. My System offers positional insights and guidelines that have stimulated serious chess players ever since it first appeared in the 1920's.
This new version also includes Nimzowitsch's monograph The Blockade and his seminal article on the history of the Neo-Romantic revolution in chess from 1911 - 1914 and beyond. When paired with e+Book's fresh translation of Chess Praxis the reader has all of Nimzowitsch's essential writings.
Robert Sherwood is a contract writer-editor and professional German-to-English translator who has been playing and reading about chess since the late 1950s. Something like low-IM strength, he has been writing or translating chess books for the past six years for Caissa Editions, a leading publisher on chess history.
About the book
This book was first published in German as Mein System, in 1925. In the e+books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player (White or Black) and opening. This edition includes his later work, Die Blockade (The Blockade) and historical photographs are also included.