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Laszlo Szabo vs Eero Einar Book
Saltsjobaden Interzonal (1948), Stockholm SWE, rd 7, Jul-25
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-04  kostich in time: A magnificent triumph for szabo...utterly routs Book.In his own words (he mused in English),"this proved a fine victory, thanks to my finish" God..what a pun..
Dec-02-04  offramp: What pun?
Dec-02-04  Shams: look at the player names, offramp!

we`ll start you off easy: this is a nice win for white, but I`m kind of surprised black got in so much trouble since he was in book for much of the opening


Dec-02-04  acirce: Unfortunately, his name is really Böök.
Dec-02-04  offramp: "Words with a 'k' in it are funny. Alkaseltzer is funny. Chicken is funny. Pickle is funny. All with a 'k'. 'L's are not funny. 'M's are not funny. Cupcake is funny. Tomatoes is not funny. Lettuce is not funny. Cucumber's funny. Cab is funny. Cockroach is funny -- not if you get 'em, only if you say 'em."
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  tpstar: <offramp> The pun is finish versus Finnish; Book was one of Finland's top players ever.
Dec-02-04  kostich in time: One can have alot of fun with both players names.Szabo means "tailor' in Hungarian, and he sews up Book pretty quckly.
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  wwall: Not 17...f6?? 18.Bxd5+ Kh8 19.Ng6+ hxg6 20.Qh4 mate. Perhaps 17...g6 is better.

Not 20...Qxa2 21.Bxb8 Rxb8 22.Bd5 and 23.Qxe7.

Not 21...Be7 22.Nd5 Bd8 23.Bxb8. Maybe 21...Bh6 can be played.

Perhaps 23...Qxa2 24.Bd6 a5 25.Bxf8 Nxf8 and 26...a4.

After 24.Bd6, if 24...Rd8, then 25.Bc7. If 24...Re8, then 25.d5. If 24...Qxa2, perhaps 25.Bxf8 Nxf8 26.Rc7 a5 27.h5 a4 28.Qe5.

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  plang: Szabo considered 11 Nxd5!?..exd 12 Nxf7..Rxf7 13 Bxd5..Nc6 14 Bxc6..Nf6 15 Bxa8..Qxa8 but chose the quieter continuation. 12..b5? was an error; 12..Nd7 would have been better.

Really nice game by Szabo.

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