Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

John Fedorowicz vs Stuart Rachels
USA-ch (1989), Long Beach, CA USA, rd 8, Nov-??
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Variation (B57)  ·  1/2-1/2


explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Fedorowicz/Rachels game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-10  MKalafatas: Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
Jun-01-10  ounos: Amazing effort. I wish White had managed to win this. There must be a win somewhere!
Jun-02-10  MKalafatas: Stuart Rachels actually tied for first in this Championship (with Dzindzi and Seirawan) despite being the lowest rated player, just 20 years old, playing in his first Championship (seeded there by winning the US Junior Ch'ship) and one of only two IMs in the field. Without this draw against Fedorowicz and another amazing stalemate draw v. Miles (see his game collection, same tourney), US chess history would have been somewhat less interesting.
Jun-02-10  MKalafatas: He didn't lose a single game in the tournament.
Jun-02-10  MKalafatas: Actually, now that I think about it, he may have been just a FIDE Master during the tournament and was awarded the IM title as a result of winning the National Championship --- a special FIDE rule, not often invoked, which bypasses the 3-norm requirement. Stuart was probably the strongest IM in the country at the time he retired, in 1993, just 24 years old. He holds two GM norms but is unlikely to ever play again. He plays bridge now and teaches Philosophy at the University of Alabama.
Nov-03-15  Howard: Rachels actually analyzed this game very extensively in a February, 1995 issue of Inside Chess---just looked at it last night.

He stated that the Fed missed at least one forced win. But, then Rachels missed a probable win on move 46 when he missed 46...Rc8!

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
from Minors on the Back Rank Watching Fredthebear by fredthebear
Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
from QThee Queen Mean Mary Knighted Fredthebear by fredthebear
Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
from Let Slip the Dogs of War! by MKalafatas

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC