|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1998|
Hungarian Grandmaster of chess.
"Laszlo Szabo was born March 19th, 1917 in Budapest, Hungary. At the age of eighteen, he won the Hungarian Championship for the first of eight times. Before World War II, he worked in the foreign exchange department of a Budapest bank. During World War II, he was in a Hungarian Forced Labor unit where he was captured by the Russian army. He was a prisoner of war until after the end of World War II. Following the Second World War, he began to compete in major international events. In total, he represented Hungary at 11 Olympiads, playing first board on five occasions and delivering many medal-winning performances. In 1937, he took the team silver and individual silver medals, in 1952 an individual bronze, in 1956 a team bronze and in 1966, team bronze and individual silver. He contested three of the Candidates' tournaments of the 1950's, finishing joint third in 1956. He continued to play in tournaments and promote chess in his country until his death in 1998."
Jewish Cemetery of Gyor
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Aug 12, 2009
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