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Oscar Chajes vs Abraham Kupchik
Manhattan Chess Club-ch (1920), New York, NY USA
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: OK, I'm no Kupchik, I'm not even a Chajes. But I'm pretty sure that Black's 32nd move is 32...Qe7. If you submited this game, could you double check your source?
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  Telemus: This game appeared under the title <"Swindle" by Kupchik> in the Washington Post, 1 Feb 1920. In the author's opinion the swindle was 30.. ♕d8, which is nothing but the refutation of White's kingside attack launched with 29.♕h6?. But it wasn't mentioned that it worked already one move earlier! Instead the author wrote about 29.. ♖a8:

<Very necessary before unfolding the little plan with which he proposes to surprise his adversary. [...]>

White missed his chance to escape with 30.♘g3 or 30.♘h4.

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  Phony Benoni: Oh, and after <52.Qd6>:

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Black's move was <52...Bc5>. .(Source: American Chess Bulletin, March 1920, p. 49.)

Our 52...Bf4 is probably a translation error from the Descriptive 52...B-B4. It doesn't spoil anything, but it doesn't do anything either. Admittedly, 52...Bc5 isn't best either; Black has mate-in-6 by another method.

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March,p. 49 [Game 20 / 3707]
from American Chess Bulletin 1920 by Phony Benoni

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