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Viktor Kupreichik
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Number of games in database: 1,433
Years covered: 1950 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2359 (2273 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535

Overall record: +625 -414 =388 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (267) 
    B90 B56 B30 B40 B33
 Ruy Lopez (158) 
    C84 C65 C77 C78 C80
 French Defense (91) 
    C02 C05 C07 C18 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (69) 
    C84 C87 C88 C96 C90
 Sicilian Najdorf (50) 
    B90 B97 B99 B92 B94
 Caro-Kann (44) 
    B17 B12 B19 B18 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (189) 
    B56 B51 B90 B50 B22
 King's Indian (126) 
    E62 E97 E98 E92 E80
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C61 C92 C69 C78 C84
 Slav (43) 
    D19 D11 D10 D15 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D38 D30 D31 D39 D37
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B93 B94 B97 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970 1-0
   Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 1-0
   Kupreichik vs G Timoshchenko, 1968 1-0
   Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 1-0
   Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 1-0
   Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970 1-0
   Kupreichik vs I Radulov, 1980 1-0
   M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 0-1
   Kupreichik vs V Tukmakov, 1985 1-0
   G Horvath vs Kupreichik, 1992 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Senior Chess Championships (2016)
   European Senior Championship (2012)
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   USSR Championship (1974)
   USSR Championship (1976)
   USSR Championship (1969)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Viktor Kupreichik - The Marvel from Minsk by Resignation Trap
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical
   Wijk aan Zee 1977 B by EmperorAtahualpa
   Long live the Ruy by Bogdanel
   Robban's favorite games by Robban
   Viktor Kupreichik - The Monster from Minsk by sushijunkie
   from belarus with love by uladzik

   A Aleksandrov vs Kupreichik (Feb-19-17) 1-0
   Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov (Jun-13-16) 1-0
   Kupreichik vs B Sorensen (Jun-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   O Zilbert vs Kupreichik (Jun-11-16) 0-1
   Kupreichik vs N Gaprindashvili (Jun-10-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-03-1949, 67 years old) Belarus

[what is this?]
Viktor Davidovich Kupreichik was awarded the GM title in 1980. In tournaments he was 1st or 1st= at Kirovakan 1978, Reykjavik 1980, Plovdiv 1980, Medina del Campo 1980, Hastings 1981-82, Sverdlovsk 1984 and Zenica 1985. Champion of Belarus in 1972 and 2003.

Wikipedia article: Viktor Kupreichik

 page 1 of 58; games 1-25 of 1,433  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Riga vs Kupreichik 1-020 1950 URSD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Botvinnik vs Kupreichik ½-½58 1962 URSE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
3. B Malisov vs Kupreichik 0-113 1963 MinskA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
4. Anishchenko vs Kupreichik 0-140 1964 URSD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
5. Kupreichik vs L Liljedahl 1-032 1965 GroningenB89 Sicilian
6. Bagirov vs Kupreichik 0-122 1965 LeningradD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Kupreichik vs Estrin 1-029 1965 LeningradC22 Center Game
8. Kupreichik vs A J Whiteley 0-133 1965 GroningenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Kupreichik vs H Ree 1-024 1965 GroningenC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Kupreichik vs C Jedrzejek  1-033 1965 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 4thB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. G Pollak vs Kupreichik  1-059 1966 Nederland 1/344D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Kupreichik vs G Danner 1-027 1966 GroningenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Kupreichik vs Karpov 0-133 1966 It, TrinecC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Balashov vs Kupreichik  1-043 1967 MoscowB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. I Figler vs Kupreichik  ½-½32 1967 MoscowD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. A Lukin vs Kupreichik  1-042 1967 MoscowB33 Sicilian
17. Kupreichik vs T Georgadze 0-153 1967 MoscowB32 Sicilian
18. Kupreichik vs M Dvoretsky  ½-½55 1967 MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Kupreichik vs V E Adler  ½-½22 1967 MoscowB83 Sicilian
20. Kupreichik vs M Mukhin  0-154 1967 URSC77 Ruy Lopez
21. Balashov vs Kupreichik  1-039 1967 URSD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. V Kirpichnikov vs Kupreichik 1-035 1967 MoscowB89 Sicilian
23. Kupreichik vs O Rogozhnikov  ½-½25 1967 MoscowC41 Philidor Defense
24. Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili 0-125 1968 USSRC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
25. Kupreichik vs G Timoshchenko 1-027 1968 URSC02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 58; games 1-25 of 1,433  PGN Download
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Nov-29-06  beatles fan: According to this, he played a game when he was 1!!!
Dec-29-06  TheBB: "talpa" on FICS played this fireworks draw against Kupreichik, and presented it in a lecture there:

[Event "unrated untimed match"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2006.12.29"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kupreichik"]
[Black "talpa"]
[Result "1/2"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[ECO "B50"]
[TimeControl "0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. f4 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. f5 b5 10. Bxb5 Bb7 11. Bg5 Qb6 12. Qd2 Nd4 13. Bd3 Rac8 14. O-O-O Rxc3 15. Qxc3 Nxe4 16. Qa3 Nxg5 17. Nxe5 Nb5 18. Qb4 Qe3+ 19. Kb1 Qxe5 20. Rhe1 Qf6 21. h4 Nf3 22. gxf3 Bxf3 23. Qxb5 Bxd1 24. Qb7 Qxh4 25. Rxe7 Bf3 26. Qxf3 Qxe7 27. a4 Rb8 28. b3 Qf6 29. Ka2 h6 30. Qc6 Qd4 1/2-1/2

Draw offered by black in severe time trouble. Let me know if you want his comments (talpas that is).

May-11-07  alshatranji: "Draw offered by black in severe time trouble."
Doesn't the heading say "unrated untimed match"?
Jun-06-07  russep: This guy is amazing he played his first serious game of chess when he was only 1 years old
Jun-06-07  Tomlinsky: <According to this, he played a game when he was 1!!!>

It's not that impressive really, he lost. Not only that but the event appears to have traumatised him into becoming a QGA and Slav adherent thereafter.

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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, GM Kupreichik!
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  GrahamClayton: Kupreichik finished last in the first 3 USSR championships (1969, 1974 & 1976) that he competed in.

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992

Nov-14-08  Resignation Trap: A recent photo of Kupreichik chatting with Levon Aronian during the opening ceremony in Dresden: .
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  Phony Benoni: After those first three USSR Championships, he became known for starting fast but fading. In the 48th Chamionship (1980/81), he started with five straight wins and 6.5/7. Later, with five rounds to go, he had 9.0/12 and led the field by 1.5 points--whereupon he lost four in a round and dropped to a tie for sixth. Here was the game which began his downfall: Romanishin vs Kupreichik, 1980
Jan-13-10  humangraymatter: Why is "Kupreichik-Sunye Neto 1989" game not included in the notable games section? That game is a piece of art.
Jan-13-10  TheChessGuy: This guy is a true "caveman" in chess terms. Ferocious and deadly with the initiative.
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  Tabanus: Yesterday in Thessaloniki, Greece he was European senior vice champion 2010:

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  wordfunph: The Soviet Chess Federation received an invitation to send two players to an international junior tournament, and they sent Karpov and Viktor Kupreichik. When they arrived in Czechoslovakia it turned out that the tournament was for adults. There being no time to send replacements, the two youngsters were given the green light to participate. The result was a sensation - Karpov and Kupreichik finished 1-2.

happy birthday Viktor!

Aug-20-10  Bent75: I bougth a book during my play in
Stockholm (Rilton Cup) for some years ago: "The Games of Viktor Kupreichik". UNCOMPROMISING CHESS!
The Super Tactical Grandmaster have a
three word vocabulary: Attack,Attack,
Bent Larsen Himself said: "Viktor
Kupreichick, is one of the best Chess
player ever"!!!His book have 78 Diagrams; The solutions are sharp and interesting, and a lot to learn!
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  OhioChessFan: <Bent: The Super Tactical Grandmaster have a three word vocabulary: Attack, Attack, Attack. >

How about a 13 move win as Black? B Malisov vs Kupreichik, 1963

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  FSR: I thought this guy had killed himself, but had him confused with Alvis Vitolinsh.
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  wordfunph: <TheChessGuy: This guy is a true "caveman" in chess terms. Ferocious and deadly with the initiative.>

in IM John Donaldson's book How to Win Quickly at Chess, he mentioned..

<Kupreichik enjoys a reputation as a caveman attacker.>

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  jessicafischerqueen: Here is a wonderful video tribute to <Viktor Kupreichik> created by <arlindoerm>:

Mar-06-13  blackburne: Viktor Kupreichik, article in spanish:

Nov-16-13  Gottschalk: Queen sac in the Kupreichik variatioin:

[Event "23rd WSCC"]
[Site "Opatija"]
[Date "2013.11.12"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Herman C Van Riemsdijk"]
[Black "Viktor D Kupreichik"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bd7 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Be2 h5 11. h3 Ne5 12. f4 Ng6 13. Bg3 e5 14. fxe5 Qg5 15. Qd3 h4 16. Bh2 Nxe5 17. Bxe5 Qxe5 18. O-O-O Be7 19. Bg4 Bxg4 20. hxg4 O-O 21. Rdf1 g6 22. Rf3 Rab8 23. Rhf1 Rb4 24. Qa6 Qc5 25. a3 Rb6 26. Qxa7 Bg5+ 27. Kd1 Be3 28. Ke2 Bd4 29. Rd3 d5 30. exd5 cxd5 31. Kd2 Qc4 32. Ne2 Bc5 33. Rc3 Qxe2+ 34. Kxe2 Re6+ 0-1

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  Penguincw: Happy 65th birthday to GM Viktor Kupreichik.
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  juan31: Super player Maestro Kupreichik
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  naresb: Ye, Happy BirhDay GM Kupreichik.
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  ketchuplover: Savor your $5000
Oct-25-14  john barleycorn: Kupreichik with 2/2 in the current world senior chess championship. Will he be Carlsen's next challenger since Caruana falters recently?

<Khazankin, Moisei - Kupreichik, Viktor D


24th World Senior Chess Championships 2014 65+ round 01

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 c6 5. Qf3 Nf6 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Qe2 b5 8. Bb3 Nc5 9. Nf3 e6 10. d4 Nxb3 11. axb3 a5 12. Ne4 Bb4+ 13. c3 Be7 14. b4 Bb7 15. bxa5 Rxa5 16. Rxa5 Qxa5 17. O-O b4 18. c4 Qa2 19. Ne5 Nxe4 20. Qxe4 f6 21. Nd3 Qxc4 22. Re1 Kf7 23. Bd2 Rd8 24. Qxh7 Qxd4 25. Bh6 Bf8 26. Nf4 Bc8 27. Ng6 Qd3 28. Nh8+ Ke7 29. Ng6+ Kf7 30. Nh8+ Ke8 31. Qg8 Kd7 32. Qxe6+ Kc7 33. Bf4+ Bd6 34. Qe7+ Rd7 35. Bxd6+ Qxd6 36. Qxd6+ Kxd6 37. Ng6 Kc5 38. Rc1+ Kb5 39. Rc2 Rd1+ 40. Kh2 Bf5 0-1>

<Kupreichik, Viktor D - Kiselev, Alexander S.


24th World Senior Chess Championships 2014 65+ round 02

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Be2 Nxd5 5. d4 Bf5 6. a3 e6 7. c4 Nb6 8. Nc3 Be7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Nf3 Bf6 11. h3 N8d7 12. g4 Bg6 13. h4 h5 14. gxh5 Bxh5 15. Ng5 Bg6 16. Bd3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 exf5 18. Qh5 1-0>

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