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Abraham Kupchik

Born: Mar 25, 1892

Death: Nov 26, 1970

Birthplace: Brest

Nationality: United States

Abraham Kupchik

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1892
Date of Death : Nov 26, 1970
Birth Place : Brest

Abraham Kupchik was an American chess master. Abraham Kupchik was born into a Jewish family in Brest. His family emigrated to the USA in 1903. He was an accountant by profession. He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championship ten times outright and once shared. In 1915, he tied for third/fourth place with Oscar Chajes, behind Jose Raul Capablanca and Frank James Marshall in New York. In 1916, he tied for 2nd-4th with Dawid Janowski and Borislav Kostic, behind Capablanca, in New York. In 1918, he won at Rye Beach, N.Y. After World War I, he won at Troy 1919. He was equal first with Marshall at Lake Hopatcong 1923. In 1924, he lost a match to Efim Bogoljubow in New York. In 1925 he drew a match with Carlos Torre Repetto in New York. In 1926, he finished 2nd, behind Capablanca, in Lake Hopatcong. Kupchik played for the US team in the 6th Chess Olympiad at Warsaw 1935. He scored on third board, and won the individual bronze medal and team gold medal. He played on Board 9 in the 1945 USSR-USA radio match, losing ½-1½ to Vladimir Makogonov.

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