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Letter #01 -  2007

Sub:    Chess quote
Date:   1/4/2007 8:39:59 AM MST
From:  Miguel Gonzalez

Sirs chessposter:

As always, congratulating you for your excellent page and reminding you that about a year ago I respectfully sent you a correction regarding a Nimzovich Chess quote that you attributed to Siegbert Tarrasch.

You asked for a source of information that I am kindly providing:, which is also a very reliable Chess site. I would like for you to include this update on the Chess Quotes section especially quote #225.

This way, future misunderstandings will be avoided among Chess fans that periodically visit this marvelous page.

Giancarlo Miguel Gonzales
Lima, Peru

Dear viewer,

Although many Chess sites attribute this quote to Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, we found the following:

“Latvia's Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was a profound Chess thinker whose theories influenced generations of players. He settled in Denmark in 1922 where, from a small rented room in Copenhagen, he penned his classic My System.

His great antagonist Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, spokesman for the classical school, wryly noted: "Nimzovich has a pronounced liking for ugly moves. His main strength lies in original, often bizarre maneuvers which are difficult to refute in practical play."

Nimzovich, who could be equally pompous, retorted: Tarrasch was himself not too familiar with the process of Chess creativity. The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance, but in the thought behind it.”

Source: Larry Evans, WCN

Chess quote #225 has been updated, thank you for your input.

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