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George F Adair vs Abraham Kupchik
Manhattan Chess Club-ch (1914), New York, NY
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch. Klein Variation (C41)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: Notes by Kupchik!

Unfortunately, my eyes can't make them out. Why couldn't he have used a Magic Marker or something? Nice early picture, as well.

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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> Fortunately I managed to make out Kupchik's notes. Here they are:

Note to 3...Nf6: (a) Superior to N-Q2.

Note to 4...cxd4: (b) The right continuation after B-B4 is NxP 5.PxP P-QB3. [FSR - as in Giovanis-Rhine, Chicago 1974.]

Note to 6.Bb5: (c) A wasted move. 6.Q-Q3 or Q-K3 seems much better.

Note to 13.Qd4: (d) A lost move. Q-N4 ought to have been played here.

Note to 15.Rad1: (e) Sacrificing a pawn in order to get out of difficulties.

Note to 17.Qxc3: (f) If PxB instead, 17...B-N2 would win the pawn anyway.

Note to 25.Re3: (g) K-N2 came into consideration here.

Note to 26.Kg2: (h) On account of 26...R-R1, QxRP would have been out of place.

Note to 34.Rxd4: (i) Giving up a rook for knight and three pawns.

Note to 36.Qxd6+: (j) BxP would have been better, for then would follow: 36.BxPch K-N1, followed by B-N4, thus preventing the decisive move R-K8 with good drawing chances.

Note to 37...Re1: (k) Threatening a mate in three moves.

Note to 38.Bd6: (l) Overlooking a mate in three moves, but the game was hopeless anyhow. If 38.B-Q4+ [FSR - I think this is a typo, and that 38.Q-B4+ was intended.] QxQ 39.PxQ R-QB8, winning two pawns.

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  Phony Benoni: <FSR> Thanks! I've been collecting information on Kupchik, though I haven't done much with it yet.

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March, p. 63 [Game 28 / 2748]
from American Chess Bulletin 1914 by Phony Benoni

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