|Jan-05-02|| ||bishop: Black did not get any compensation for ceding the two bishops.26 e5! opened up the position quite nicely for them.|
|Jan-06-02|| ||Sneaky: I think White could have gone for the jugular with 21 Nf5, threatening Bxf6 and Qc3. I think black would find that it's very hard to save his g-pawn, e.g. 21. Nf5 Re6? 22. Nxg7 Qxg7 23. f5|
|Jul-18-04|| ||iron maiden: According to the DB, this was Fine's only victory against Arthur Dake. He lost six times in nine games. |
|Jul-28-04|| ||patzer2: Fine shreds Black's pawn structure with 32. Rxf6! He could have gone for a slow endgame win with 34. Bxd8, but instead finds the deadly quiet move 34. Nf5!! |
|Jul-28-04|| ||patzer2: In the final position, White has a simple mate-in-three after 36...Kg7 37. Qg5+ Ng6 38. Qxg6+ King moves 38. Qg8# |
|May-04-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: Fine plays the Rook advance 28 Re3 following the breakthrough 26 e5 ( 26...dxe5 27 fxe5 h6) instead of playing the Rook advance Re3 before the pawn advance e4-e5 by 26 Re3.|
One conceivable reason for this is that if White delays e5 by playing 26 Re3 first, this gives Black a tempo to play 26..Qd7 which removes the Black Queen from the f- file and so avoids a potential pin on the f file after 27 e5 dxe5 28 fxe5.
|Apr-24-13|| ||FSR: Reuben was a Fine player.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||RookFile: One of the things Fine realized was that black's c8 bishop was a useless piece. Notice how he developed in such a way to prevent it from coming out to a useful square and how he avoided Nf5 in a position where black could get rid of the thing with ...Bxf5. Practically speaking, black was down a piece while trying to fend off the kingside attack.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||sorch: "patzer2: In the final position, White has a simple mate-in-three after 36...Kg7 37. Qg5+ Ng6 38. Qxg6+ King moves 38. Qg8#"
The fact is that 38.Qg8# doesnt work. But 38. Nf7+ Qxf7 39. Qxf7 implies future mate, in h7 or e8.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||morfishine: Reuben sandwiches the Black King, who cries out to his ineffective defenders "What a fine mess you've gotten me into"|
|Apr-24-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <morfishine: Reuben sandwiches the Black King, who cries out to his ineffective defenders "What a fine mess you've gotten me into">|
The black king's name is Oliver Hardy?
|Apr-24-13|| ||morfishine: <Abdel Irada> Exactly what I was thinking too...I love those guys as well as Abbott & Costello; Who's on First?|
|Apr-24-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <morfishine: <Abdel Irada> Exactly what I was thinking too...I love those guys as well as Abbott & Costello; Who's on First?>|
On my old site, Squort.com, I put up a page in my Humor section containing that routine. It remains a matchless classic to this day.
|Apr-24-13|| ||morfishine: <Abdel Irada> Did you know there are 23 tapes of that routine preserved over the years? In various venues, clubs, etc. |
All different, but all the same :)
|Apr-24-13|| ||kevin86: fine was an author of end game fame,but he didn't need it here,Dake was thrown into the open.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||Rama: The whole black army watches as the King goes forth alone to do combat.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||piltdown man: I find it incredible that he was never US champion.|
|Apr-25-13|| ||perfidious: <piltdown man>: Fine may well have been Reshevsky's superior, but could never best him in US championships for one reason or another.|
Then along came the 1944 version, sans Sammy, but Fine bought the farm in the following critical game: Denker vs Fine, 1944.
|Apr-25-13|| ||RookFile: Fine was a scientific player, i.e. a guy like Gligoric who played the pieces, not the man. I think Reshevsky paid more attention to his opponent's weaknesses, like Lasker.|