Aron Nimzowitsch

Latvian-born Danish chess player and theoretician

Aron Nimzowitsch (Latvian: Ārons Ņimcovičs; born Aron Niemzowitsch and also known as Aaron Nimzovich) (7 November 188616 March 1935) was a Latvian-born Danish unofficial chess grandmaster and a very influential chess writer. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns.

Aron Nimzowitsch


  • The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it.
    • Quoted in Nimzovich : The Hypermodern (1948) by Fred Reinfeld

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