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Zakar vs Laszlo Szabo
HUN (1933)
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1
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Aug-04-04  sneaky pete: <There is no kibitzing for this page, yet.> That's what you think, chessgames.com.
Aug-28-04  Whitehat1963: Ouch!
Nov-15-04  Saruman: Very pretty pattern! If 9.Qd2 Nd3+! he has to surrender his queen or get mated. The Nb4+Bc2 combo is exetremly dangerous when white plays Ne2.
Jan-21-05  GreenDayGuy: What was the point of 8.f3? To me, 8.Qa4+ looks a lot better.
Jun-16-05  DanRoss53: This is a copy of Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 ... does anybody know if there's a way to report this to chessgames.com so they can take one down, or do they want both?
Jul-23-05  tonsillolith: Maybe Zakar just isnt a quick learner.
Jul-23-05  samvega: <DanRoss53> Under the beige kibitzing box, there is a link "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction ...." Note that cg requests that you try to determine which of the two duplicates is correct, because they are rarely exact dups.
Oct-13-11  asianwarrior: Cute combination.
Jan-21-17  LRamos: Interesting move by Szabo. Bf5 aiming to c2, this game shows what might happen when a piece is on wing place like the knight at e2.
Jan-21-17  LRamos: The pawn on f3 is a big mistake. And blacks eight move is very good, getting the queen, in this case Nc2 would be a mistake for black, I think it was very instructive for me.
Mar-19-18  Stratic: This is a very nice miniature for beginners. A nice lesson in steamrolling someone. Without looking at theory, White decides to strategically dig his own grave with 3.e5?! Moving the same piece twice is bad enough, but leaving the Queen's minor pieces locked in as well is suicidal. Giving an equal player 2 tempi should be losing. These players are not equals! At a glance, 3.d4 has neither of these deficits. 3...Nc6, 4.d4. This is why you must count tempi and never give them up. Being ahead in time, Black quite wisely goes on the offensive. 4...cxd4, 5.cxd4 5...Qb6. Black's advantage in time translates to a lead in development. 6Ne2? Once again White blocks in his pieces. Rightfully fearing Nxd4, Qxb2,and Bg4 he chose the one move that appears to prevent them all. But, better to lose a pawn than strangle yourself hanging onto one, because Black is not limited to attacking the d pawn. White has only developed one piece and it can only defend and is blocking the light square Bishop, and has no development at all on the queenside. Since Black can readily develop his own light square Bishop and White is weak on the queenside, 6...Bf5 suggests itself nicely. It now appears that 7.a3 is somewhat mandatory since it stops incursions from the Black pieces and gains a short lease on further life. But alas, White finally decides to develop a piece to a square where it attacks nothing and defends against nothing that is coming! Being this far ahead, White has no need to develop further before attacking. 7...Nb4, 8.f3. The finish is nice, yes, but more instructive than the mating pattern is how the position was reached strategically. Amazing tactics seem to magically appear before players with a solid strategy. This must have been one of Szabo's first tournament games, otherwise I would find it hard to believe that this player found themselves seated at the same table.
Mar-19-18  Stratic: Edit: sorry, that should be Black has no need to wait.
Sep-17-18  Triebe: The move #7 should be a3.
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