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Imre Szabo
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1851 to 1855

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C44 King's Pawn Game (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Szabo vs Anderssen 0-1251851Club TourneyC44 King's Pawn Game
2. I Szabo vs C Marett  0-1521855MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
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  MissScarlett: < An obituary in the Liverpool Mercury (20 Apr. 1865) suggests that this was Colonel Emeric de Szabo (this last information from Alan Smith through a communication from Tim Harding).>

Said obituary is to be found on page 3:

<DE SZABO - April 10, in London, the exiled Colonel de Szabo, who was secretary of war in Hungary under the dictatorship of Kossuth, in the year [unclear - either 1848/1849]. The deceased, who resided in Liverpool three years ago, leaves here a numerous circle of friends, to whom this sad event is communicated by a friend of the deceased gentleman, also an exile. Colonel de Szabo was buried on the 13th April, in the Abney Park Cemetery, where has been interred his youngest brother.>

Google turns up <Memoirs of the War of Independence in Hungary>, (vol.ii, London, 1850) by <General Klapka>, wherein page 194 records <Colonel Imre Szabo> as a Provisional Secretary of War (and interim Minister of War) from the 1st-15th July 1849, and otherwise as an Under Secretary of State in the War Department. See:

Wikipedia on Klapka:

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  MissScarlett: Following Szabo's death in 1865, Lowenthal in <The Era> gave three games of the <late Colonel> on April 30th (Djuro Szabo vs G Salmon, 1858), July 2nd (G Salmon vs Djuro Szabo, 1858), and on July 23rd (Szabo vs Marett).

But the <Szabo> from Game Collection: Birmingham 1858 is surely somebody else: Djuro Szabo

Given Colonel Szabo's prominence as a Hungarian exile, and the fact that Lowenthal was present at <Birmingham 1858>, the confusion is difficult to understand.

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  MissScarlett: I think the confusion was all mine. It's clear now that Emeric/Imre de Szabo was present at Birmingham 1858 and the other games from the period assigned to Gyorgy/Djuro must be his.

<Gyorgy/Djuro Szabo> probably never set foot in Britain, as given by <Gaige (1987)>:

<* 1840 Osijek, JUG
+ 23-05-1892 Agram=Zagreb>

A brief death notice in the <Deutsche Schachzeitung>, 1892, p.221, cited by Gaige, reveals that Szabo was a problemist, not a player of note.

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