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Nimzowitsch, Aron

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1935 AD
Nationality: Latvian
Categories: Chess Player

1886 – Born on November 7th in Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire. Latvian-born chess master and theoretician who was renowned for his book My System but failed to win a world championship, despite many attempts.

1894 – Nimzowitsch learned to play chess from his father, a wholesale merchant, when he was eight years old.

1904 – Nimzowitsch went to Germany to study philosophy, but soon Caissa cast her spell on him.

         – Participated in the Coburg Hauptturnier. This became the beginning of a long and glorious carrier as a professional chess player, which was to last for more than 30 years.

         – Aron Nimzowitsch was the founder of Hypermodernism. He was a renewer, and he wanted to be recognized as such.

1922 – Nimzowitsch settled in Copenhagen.

1925 – Wrote his book My System.

1935 – Died on March 16th in Denmark.