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Djuro Szabo
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1858

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(born 1839, died 1892, 53 years old)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Djuro Szabo vs G Salmon 0-1291858BirminghamC50 Giuoco Piano
2. G Salmon vs Djuro Szabo 1-0211858BirminghamC41 Philidor Defense
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May-03-07  wolfmaster: Perhaps the grandfather of Lazslo?
May-03-07  Plato: Who knows, but I doubt it. Szabó is a common Hungarian surname meaning "tailor."
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  TheAlchemist: Djuro isn't even a Hungarian name (or is it?), but seems much more of a Serbian/Croatian one. Maybe it's transcribed the wrong way, I think Gyuro would be a Hungarian transcription, although I don't know if that name even exists.
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  vonKrolock: SZABÓ György ( * 1839 - + 23-v-1892 ) Gjurgo, George or Gjuro <!?> are also found as variations for his first name
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  Stonehenge: Is G Szabo the same player?

Edochess has this info:

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  zanzibar: To copy the analysis raised by EDOchess from <Stonehenge>'s link:

<Spinrad has 'Djuro Szabo' at Birmingham 1858 and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has 'G. Szabo' at London 1851, and 'Djuro Szabo' at Birmingham 1858, but Gaige gives birth year for 'Djuro (or György) Szabó' as 1840, which would make him too young for London 1851 at least. La Régence has 'M. le colonel Szabo' in Paris in 1851, saying that he'd played at the tournament in London. Edgar indicates that Colonel Szabo became a member of the Liverpool Club in 1859. 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).>


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  zanzibar: Here's the info from <La Régence p247 (1851)>:

<I also distinguished Mr. Szabo Colonel, Hungarian amateur, whom his martial habits communicated something of their efferves decency, castor zeal and boldness, he shrinks from no attack. If the enemy sounds the charge left, he improvises a counterattack on the right; if you break an arm, the other with you by launch debris in the face, and if you cut its head your biggest sword, he will find means to fight again. Furthermore, his game, happy mix of studies and imagination enough spark frequently brilliant designs and offers a gallery fun distraction.>

<J'ai distingué aussi M. le colonel Szabo, amateur hongrois, à qui ses habitudes martiales ont communiqué quelque chose de leur efferves cence, ricin d'ardeur et d'audace, il ne recule devant aucune attaque. Si l'ennemi sonne la charge à gauche, il improvise une contreattaque sur la droite; si vous lui cassez un bras, avec l'autre il vous en lancera les débris au visage, et si vous ne lui coupez la tête avec votre plus grand sabre, il trouvera moyen de lutter encore. De plus, son jeu, mélange heureux d'études et d'imagination, étincelle assez fréquemment de brillantes conceptions et offre à la galerie une amusante distraction.>

Caster zeal, that's what I'm talking about.

Mar-04-16  Retireborn: <z> The biggest sword stuff sounds worrying though.
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  zanzibar: I found the Colonel mentioned in several yearly reports for the Liverpool CC during the 1850/60's.

If someone can access the Liverpool Mercury obit mentioned above, it would be nice to get a dob for Emeric.

(Emeric, btw, is that a more traditional Hungarian name?)

Mar-04-16  Retireborn: Emeric = Emmerich, which I think is an old German name. Not unusual for Hungarians to have German names as well as their Magyar ones, though.
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  zanzibar: I also found this:

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  MissScarlett: <If someone can access the Liverpool Mercury obit mentioned above, it would be nice to get a dob for Emeric.>

Morning Advertiser (London), April 13th 1865, p.5:

<On the 10th inst., at 11, Duke-street, St. James's-square, Colonel Emeric de Szabo, of the late Hungarian Army, aged 45.>

Re. <inst.>:

Same notice appeared the same day in the <Sheffield Daily Telegraph>.

I think it can safely be said that we're dealing with two Szabos.

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  zanzibar: There is a picture of the Colonel here:


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