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Laszlo Szabo vs Paul Keres
Budapest Candidates (1950), Budapest HUN, rd 12, May-03
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E26)  ·  0-1


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Apr-25-12  zydeco: 27.Qg5 is a brave sacrifice that doesn't work. At first, I thought it was a blunder, but I guess Szabo figured that to break through black's position he needed to get rid of the knight. Keres defends nicely.
Jun-03-13  zydeco: Am I crazy or is black ahead a clean rook after 39....exf3 40.Qxf3 Bc8 ?
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  whiteshark: <zydeco> You're not crazy in this regard, if that answers your question.
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  whiteshark: Szabo finished the candidate tourment as shared last with Flohr and Lilienthal, scoring 7/18.

Boleslawski and Bronstein shared first place with 12 point each.

Jun-06-13  zydeco: Szabo had finished second in the Interzonal. The Candidates Tournament was in Hungary, on Szabo's home court, and Szabo was close to the peak of his career. He must have been devastated that he did so badly.
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  perfidious: Szabo, to his credit, made no claims in the aftermath of any match fixing, unlike a great player in future.

Of course, qualification from the interzonal stage was all that mattered: the next cycle, Alexander Kotov won at Stockholm with a three-point margin, but was an also-ran in the Candidates.

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  plang: <perfidious: Szabo, to his credit, made no claims in the aftermath of any match fixing, unlike a great player in future.>

I don't understand - did somebody accuse him of "match fixing"? Why are you bringing this up?

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  perfidious: <plang>: One would think the answer to this question fairly obvious: Fischer's controversial article after Curacao.
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