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|Feb-17-09|| ||schroedingers cat: yupp the film director. Thanks for the explanation by the way.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Szabo.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||kramputz: Game # 1724 was played by Zsolt Josef Szabo in 2004 and not Laszlo Szabo.
Laszlo Szabo died in 1998.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||fm avari viraf: May His Soul Rest In Peace In Heaven!|
|Mar-19-09|| ||eternaloptimist: He was a great player & was mentioned in the book "Warriors of the Mind" by GM Raymond Keene as being 1 of the 64 (for the 64 squares on a chessboard) best players of all time when that great book came out in 1989. It's definitely 1 of my favorite books of all time. He deserved to be in that book, but he used to make some HORRENDOUS blunders. GM Keene pointed that out in this book. The blunders that he made were definitely worse than your average GM blunders.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he died in 1998 and he was still playing by 2004? That is one cool resurrection! :D|
|Mar-19-09|| ||ketchuplover: So there's hope for a Bobby Fischer comeback! Cool|
|May-03-09|| ||Domdaniel: Ehh, yes, it might be a good idea to fix that 2004 date in the header ...|
Meanwhile, check out Szabo's game with Lindner, 1937 -- a sacrificial extravaganza on which nobody had commented before.
It starts with an unnecessary rook sac which some might call a blunder -- there were a couple of easier ways to get an advantage. But then his opponent makes a harmless-looking slip, and Szabo lets rip. Exquisite.
Incidentally, before computers I don't think people knew that such things as 'average GM blunders' existed.
|Mar-19-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Laszlo Szabo disliked Samuel Reshevsky and was very upset with Reshevsky because of one of their games at Zurich 1953, where both players overlooked a mate in two. Szabo explained after the game, "One does not look for a mate in two against a grandmaster."|
happy birthday GM Szabo!
|Mar-19-10|| ||Petrosianic: I know the game you mean. Both sides overlooked that Reshevsky's g pawn was undefended because his f pawn was pinned. But that doesn't explain why Szabo should be mad at someone else for his own mistake. Generally you want your opponents to blunder.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||markwell: His bio on this site really should include the fact that he was Grandmaster.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||perfidious: <markwell> It goes without saying that any Candidate was a GM-that award is automatic, and how Fischer received his title-but I agree.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||Benzol: <markwell> <His bio on this site really should include the fact that he was Grandmaster.>|
It does now.
|Mar-19-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday laszlo...need a picture of him.|
|Mar-19-11|| ||waustad: There are 9 active players with FIDE ratings with this name. That could be a serious hashing problem if any of them were stronger.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Szabo.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Laszlo Szabo .|
|Mar-19-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Laszlo Szabo.|
|Mar-19-16|| ||luftforlife: Here's a shot of László Szabó taken by Ron Kroon at the Hoogovens, Beverwijk, The Netherlands, January 12, 1966:|
Shades of Clark Kent. All he needs now is a telephone booth . . . .
|Sep-18-16|| ||zanzibar: Another Benko follow-up to
Laszlo Szabo (kibitz #18)
<Eventually life regained a semblance of normality and Benko’s chess career progressed. However, it was nearly nipped in the bud in 1952, when an ill-conceived attempt to defect in Berlin led to his arrest:
“Back in Hungary, I was accused of being an American spy. An almost non-stop, three-week interrogation began that was designed to break me down mentally ...
I was dragged out of my cell and taken to a concentration camp — once they got the information they wanted (which in my case was nothing), they would just lock you up and forget about you completely ...
The one person who did know that I was locked away was Grandmaster Szabo. He was the political editor of the top Hungarian chess magazine. The first page had nothing about chess on it at all, just political ravings about the wonders of communism. This mean-spirited person had no interest in helping me out; in fact, he was happy about my being arrested!
... one moment a national chess hero, the next a broken creature relegated to an existence of perpetual night ... I had been living like a diseased troll for a year and a half when a miracle occurred: Stalin died.” (pp. 68-70)>
From a review of "Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions, (hard cover edition)"
|Sep-18-16|| ||allan.dinglasan: I watched the press conference of Grandmaster Torre facilitated by GM Susan Polgar, Eugene was very good in answering questions and also told the memories he had with GM Bobby Fischer, :)|
|Sep-18-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Yeah, like this one:
'About the 9/11 interview he later simply told me: "I was tricked." Bobby was not in a stable condition when Eugenio Torre and the journalists from the Filipino radio station phoned him after the attack on the Twin Towers. They knew what to expect from him.'
Bobby Fischer Comes Home: The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
|Sep-18-16|| ||zanzibar: <allan.d/WPE> you guys in the right forum?|
|Sep-18-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <zanzibar>
Sure. Did Torre get his prize money? I bet he did. So didn't get it. This is about crooks. A great page this is indeed! Guess who went after Fisher's pecunia...
|Sep-18-16|| ||zanzibar: This isn't Torre's forum, or So's, or Fischer's, or even Benko's... it Szabo's forum.|
I suppose it pointless to ask what the connection is?
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