Why these notes and abstracts?|
Apart from Nimzowitsch'
own books, the most interesting source
on Nimzowitsch is Raymond Keene's beautiful book "Aron
Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal" (Bell and Sons 1974).
However you will hardly find any biographical detail in it. The
most extensive biography we have is J. Hannak's 22 page introduction
to 'Mein System', but this also concentrates
almost exclusively on Nimzowitsch' chess career. It seems
hardly feasible to embark upon a serious biographical undertaking.
This would mean doing research in Riga, are there survivors
of the holocaust in Nimzowitsch' family, are there still
unknown sources of information on Nimzowitsch' years in Denmark?
I jotted down some notes and made a few interesting
abstracts. I am preparing an article wherein I present the
games Aljechin-Nimzowitsch as the match that was never played.
Now I offer some of the material I have collected on these
pages in the hope that it can become a point of exchange of
views with other chess players interested in Nimzowitsch. So
if you have comments, email me: