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    Written by: Michael Dalby 1/22/2010 1:05 PM 

    László Szabó,1946In 2003 the Cleveland Public Library John G. White and Special Collections Department became the recipient of the László Szabó  Collection and Library, donated by Veronika Szabo? and the Szabo? family.  The collection includes correspondence, membership information, tournament ephemera, annotated games, greeting cards and postcards, photographs (both personal and chess related), newspaper clippings, score cards, and other miscellaneous items related to Szabo?'s chess career.  Included are items from individual tournaments, such as: tournaments in 1943, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1986, 1989; photograph albums  containing black and white photographs of chess tournaments in Budapest, 1950;  Budapest, 1952; , Szczawno-Zdrój, Poland, 1957; Sarajevo, no date; and loose photographs from the 1940s to the 1970s. 

    László Szabó and Bobby Fischer, 1960The correspondence and ephemera cover international chess and include various languages. In 1935, Szabo? won the Hungarian Championship (for the first of nine times) and was selected to represent his country at the Warsaw Olympiad.  In 1950 Szabo? became an International Grandmaster. László Szabó played Bobby Fischer in Argentina at two tournaments, one in 1960 and one in 1970.  This photograph is from 1960.

    Visit the Cleveland Public Library Special Collections Department on the third floor of the Main Library to view the László Szabó Collection and Library .


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