Viktor Kupreichik

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Matt Mackenzie
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Viktor Kupreichik

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue May 23, 2017 1:04 pm

Belarussian/Soviet GM and something of a cult player back in the 1970s/80s for his remorseless attacking style.

As with the Serb/Yugoslav Velimirovic (who died a few years ago) this meant he won few top prizes, but will still be fondly remembered.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: Viktor Kupreichik

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Wed May 24, 2017 8:17 am

Viktor was a team mate of mine for the last 20 years for my German team - Plettenberg.

A great chess player famous for his attacking style. I do remember he was talking us through one of his best attacking games in one of the training sessions we had with him in the late 1990's - great stuff:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1087823

In the last few years his health had declined and I only saw him sporadically last year at some of our matches.
R.I.P.
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Re: Viktor Kupreichik

Post by David Shepherd » Wed May 24, 2017 10:09 am

Mike many thanks for posting the link to the game - one of most creative attacking games I have seen.

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Re: Viktor Kupreichik

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am

Thanks too Mike. Kupreichik played at Hastings in 81/82 and his aggressive style worked well there, and kept the spectators entertained.

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