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Years covered: 1927


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SYSTEMSSON
(born Feb-29-1900, died Apr-01-1979) Ireland (federation/nationality Sweden)

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Zoltan Arpad Ulf Min Systemsson IV was born February 29, 1900, in Dublin. Before he learned to speak, he had moved into Sweden and thus had learned Swedish as his native language. At the age of six he had learned how to play by imitating his father play the London System, and although he still was fuzzy about some of the rules, his talents were realized nonetheless. He began to win many local tournaments and soon the Swedish chess scene was abuzz with talk of this prodigy.

Unlike many of the world's top players, he continued to advance even through World War One. His career took a turn in 1921 after a severe case of depression as a result of his father dying in a tragic train crash, but he persevered. His most famous game was played in 1927 against the marvelous player Aron Nimzowitsch. Systemsson lost, but continued to play actively in Sweden until he retired in 1956. His efforts were celebrated until his death in 1979, at which point people started to slowly realize that he was a bit of patzer all along.

There is, in fact, no real player named Systemsson, invented by Hans Kmoch. This biography is a joke and an homage to Kmochís wit. His game against Aron Nimzowitsch in 1927 a fabrication used as an April Fool's joke. We hope you laughed at it.

Last updated: 2018-04-01 14:24:36

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson 1-0241927CompositionC00 French Defense

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Feb-12-09  sheaf: just realized 1900 was not a leap year !!.. ;-) good one..
Feb-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: He needed more chess praxis.
Feb-12-09  WhiteRook48: Think they named him Systemsson because he lost to Nimzowitsch's "My System"
Feb-26-09  WhiteRook48: poor thing that Systemsson's most famous game is a loss when he had lots of brilliant wins
Apr-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Open Defence: so he was the Son of Nimzo's System ?
Apr-01-09  Dredge Rivers: I have just uncovered evidence that this Systemsson was in fact...

KEYSER SOZE! :)

Jun-11-09  WhiteRook48: Too bad Nimzo didn't sac everything off but his king and one pawn, and his opponent loses
Oct-07-09  ILoveThisSite: <whiteshark> We're sitting here, I'm supposed to be a franchise player, and we're talking about praxis? Not a game, not a game. We're talking about praxis. How silly is that?
Oct-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <ILoveThisSite> On a scale of 1 to 10?
Oct-27-09  muwatalli: the sad victim of the most brilliantly conceived overprotection ever seen. lol
Oct-02-10  I play the Fred: CG.com: can we upload other fictional chess games and players?
Feb-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Herr Systemsson !
Feb-29-12  King Death: Thank you for your only game here, it was a huge contribution!
Mar-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: If you donít collapse the Systemsson, the Systemsson will collapse you.
Feb-29-16
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Herr Systemsson.
Feb-29-16
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  perfidious: One game only in the literature, but a classic!
Feb-29-16  Nietzowitsch: happy birthday, comrade systemsson

<educate agitate control>

Apr-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  redlance: Good Job!!!
Apr-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: One of the greatest Swedish players. RIP, Herr Systemsson.
Apr-01-18  The Kings Domain: (lol) The catch should have been with the name itself. Good one Chessgames.

Happy April Fools Day. :-)

Apr-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <There is, in fact, no real player named Systemsson, invented by Hans Kmoch. This biography is a joke and an homage to Kmochís wit. His game against Aron Nimzowitsch in 1927 a fabrication used as an April Fool's joke. We hope you laughed at it.>

No, it wasn't that funny. But it was slightly amusing.

I guess having the April Fool's joke be the Player of The Day instead of the GOTD is a positive.

Apr-01-18  Castleinthesky: I used to fly to all of his tournaments to watch him play. A true artist!
Aug-01-19
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  gezafan: Has anyone done a computer analysis of this game?
Nov-07-19
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  jith1207: <Castleinthesky: I used to fly to all of his tournaments to watch him play. A true artist!>

In the prototype that Wright Brothers gave you to fly?

Nov-07-19
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  jith1207: <gezafan: Has anyone done a computer analysis of this game?>:

Computers came to be called in 21st century as systems because of Systemsson.

In a way, this gentleman was precursor to how the technology would revolutionize the game.

All Hail, Min Systemsson.

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