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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Abraham Kupchik
American National (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Jan-29
Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49)  ·  1-0



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Jan-06-04  Lawrence: CHESSGAMES, blank gamescore but "view text" brings up a 37-move game. Loading it into Junior only gives a 32-move game and it's corrupted from move 28 on, and has variations, something I've never seen on this site. Maybe some unwitting kibitzer tried to upload a game and it came crashing down.
Premium Chessgames Member We changed 28.a3 into 28.a4 and now it seems to work.
Jan-06-04  Lawrence: chessgames, thanks, working great now. I had noticed that "Chess Stars" shows 28.a4 but didn't mention it because I never imagined that that could be the cause of such a strange problem.
Dec-14-19  zydeco: This is one of these games - it happens frequently with Capablanca - where he gets to a good position, shuffles around for a couple of moves (with 20.Qe3 and 21.a3) and his opponent promptly goes to pieces. These games give you the feeling that, above all else, he was a very solid player and his opponents could never match his steadiness - or to put it differently he didn’t so much beat his opponents as play accurately and let them beat themselves.
Jan-17-23  Stolzenberg: <zydeco> Indeed, instead of ruining his stable position with the risky, overambitious and unprepared queenside attack <25. ... Rb8> and <26. ... b5>, Kupchik should have preferred the cautious 25. ... Nd6, where the knight would support the planned queenside attack and defend f7 at the same time. If necessary, the rook a8 could move to f8, additionally protecting f7. On the other hand, in order to better prepare a queenside attack, the pawn a7 should move to a6.
Jan-17-23  Stolzenberg: However, after 25. ... Nd6 White has an active plan beginning with 26. Kh2, opening g2 to his knight on its way to f4.

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