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Savielly Tartakower vs Laszlo Szabo
Ljubljana (1938), rd 8, Apr-??
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31)  ·  1-0


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Aug-18-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Oh Szabo ... this was a helpmate!
Aug-18-05  aw1988: In fact, White was threatening mate so Szabo was forced to make "help-mate" like moves. Quite funny, actually.
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  WannaBe: <Obe-Wan:> Use the h8 rook, Szabo, use the h8 rook.
Aug-18-05  paladin at large: <WannaBe> You said it! This game is beyond me but, I enjoy watching Savielly play. The early exchange of queens by black does not seem right in a strategic sense, given white's exposed king..........Szabo was usually quite tough.
Aug-18-05  paul dorion: <paladin at large> White seemingly exposed king is often a deception in the King's gambit. After 8 h3 , White threatens Bb5+ removing the pin on the white rook. So black had a choice of retreating the bishop or exchange it. Playing the bishop at f5 robs a good square for the e7 knight. Playing elsewhere will block other pieces.White treatens Bd3 or c4 or b5 followed by Qe2 , Re1 and Kd1 . White can develop very quickly before black has anything against the king.
Aug-18-05  paladin at large: <paul dorion> Thanks, I am not familiar with this opening (among others). I may well be wrong, but it would seem better on general principles for black not to play 6. Bg4, since white can force exchanges. Black would want to keep pieces on the board, I would think.
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  whiteshark: The position after White's 5th move is worth a digram:

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Szabo wrote that <5...Qd8!> should have secured his advantage.

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  Pyrandus: "Oh Szabo"? Szabo is the Greatest Hungarian until Portisch.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Like Sax and Adorjan but Judit Polgar (and sisters) will be amongst the best.


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