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Laszlo Szabo vs Theo Daniel van Scheltinga
Hilversum Zonal (1947), Hilversum NED, rd 13, Jul-31
Italian Game: Classical. Closed Variation (C53)  ·  1-0

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May-31-06  themadhair: This game was included in the first edition of the book 'The Right Way To Play Chess'. They left it out of the later reprints. WHY??????????????????
May-31-06  Petrocephalon: Thanks for drawing attention to this game, which is new to me. Full of 'cute' moves, such as 20.Bxb5 & 27.Rxc7.
May-31-06  themadhair: <Petrocephalon>If you have any other suggestions for my unknowns collection then I'd be glad to hear of them.
May-31-06  Petrocephalon: <themadhair> No, but I do know of another user's collection of unknown gems: Game Collection: Brilliances By "Unknowns"
May-31-06  themadhair: Thanks - I think I'll be able to use some of these games. Thanks again.
Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: Szabo is better than I thought
Feb-05-16  ToTheDeath: Cool game. Black errs and falls under a whirlwind attack with blow after blow.
Jan-25-20
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  fredthebear: <themadhair> is long gone, but the classic books remain on thy shelf.

FTB could not find this game in "Beginning Chess" by D.B. Pritchard, nor "The Right Way to Play Chess" by D.B. Pritchard, revised and updated by Richard James. Both books lightly explain the Italian Game, Giuoco Piano in the Openings chapter, but the second book has more game examples. Pritchard's books were best sellers in Great Britain.

Frankly, the stylish finish to Laszlo Szabo vs Theo Daniel van Scheltinga, 1947, is too lengthy and complex for a beginner's chess book. D.B. Pritchard understood the audience he was writing for. Beginners get lost and discouraged trying to follow lengthy combinations with alternative moves despite their lasting beauty to the informed player. "K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple, Sweetheart" is the mantra for mass instruction. Constantly reinforce what has already been taught.

"The Art of Attack in Chess" by Vladimir Vukovic does show a position from this game starting with the 18th move for White. This game is certainly appropriate in Vukovic's advanced setting.

FTB heartily recommends the three books mentioned above for the appropriate level of player. One should not judge a book by it's cover, but these particular titles actually do fit the bill.

Furthermore, one would certainly assume that Laszlo Szabo included this game in his book "My Best Games of Chess."

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