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Frederick Rhine
F Rhine 
Frederick Rhine (left) plays Jiri Kabelac.
Photograph copyright © 2013, courtesy of Maret Thorpe.
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1974 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 1965
Highest rating achieved in database: 2498

Overall record: +18 -7 =10 (65.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B62 B23 B56 B22 B58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 0-1
   E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 0-1
   NN vs F Rhine, 2017 0-1
   F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 1-0
   NN vs F Rhine, 2013 0-1
   F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996 1/2-1/2
   NN vs F Rhine, 2016 1/2-1/2
   F Rhine vs A Artidiello, 1976 1-0
   F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 1-0
   F Rhine vs NN, 2015 1-0

   🏆 Jane Addams Memorial
   F Rhine vs G Shankar (Jan-28-18) 0-1
   Harrison Loh vs F Rhine (Jan-28-18) 0-1
   F Rhine vs NN (Nov-17-17) 1-0, blitz
   NN vs F Rhine (Nov-07-17) 0-1, blitz
   NN vs F Rhine (Nov-05-17) 0-1, blitz

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(born Aug-06-1960, 57 years old) United States of America

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Frederick S. Rhine is User: FSR on The United States Chess Federation awarded him the titles of National Master of chess (1983) and Senior Master of Correspondence Chess (1997). He played in the 1997 USCF Absolute Championship (open to the top 13 correspondence players who accept their invitations), scoring 6-6 (+2=8-2). He and co-founder Alberto A Artidiello both attended Lane Technical High School in Chicago until Albert moved away. Rhine was a member of Lane's chess team, which won the Illinois State Championship his junior and senior years, becoming the first team ever to win in consecutive years. Kenneth Mohr and Christopher Kus were among his teammates.

Two of his games, F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 and K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992, were both published with his notes in Chess Informant, and cited in the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings. Chess Informant's panel of grandmaster judges voted 18.Nxd6! in Rhine-Sprenkle the 8th-9th most important theoretical novelty played in Volume 32 of Chess Informant. That game also occupies an entire chapter in all three editions of Beating the Sicilian by John Nunn, and was cited in MCO-13. It is game 218 in 1000 TN!! The Best Theoretical Novelties (Chess Informant, 2012).

Rhine has also written extensively for Wikipedia, including authoring "First-move advantage in chess" and "George H. D. Gossip," both of which have been Today's Featured Article, a distinction attained by only about 1 out of every 1,400 Wikipedia articles. Two studies he composed have been published in "Benko's Bafflers" in Chess Life magazine (see User: FSR for one of them). He was a contributor to the Chicago Chess Blog,

Last updated: 2018-03-06 15:28:02

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Pantelidakis vs F Rhine 0-161974Casual gameA02 Bird's Opening
2. F Rhine vs A Artidiello 1-0181976blitzB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. NN vs F Rhine 0-1161977ChicagoB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. E Sollano vs F Rhine 0-1121977BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Napetschnig vs F Rhine 0-151977Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
6. F Rhine vs S Tennant ½-½181979ChicagoB32 Sicilian
7. F Rhine vs D Sprenkle 1-0371981Master Challenge IIIB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. S Decman vs F Rhine 0-1151981Master Challenge IIIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. S Tennant vs F Rhine ½-½371982Midwest MastersE20 Nimzo-Indian
10. D Sprenkle vs F Rhine ½-½131982Midwest MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
11. F Rhine vs F Lasch 1-0301986Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
12. F Rhine vs K Czerniecki  1-0341986Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
13. Martinovsky vs F Rhine 1-0381988Midwest MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. B Leverett vs F Rhine 1-0401988Midwest Masters opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
15. F Rhine vs G S DeFotis 1-0311988Midwest Masters opA80 Dutch
16. Tal vs F Rhine 1-0571988SimulB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. K Thompson vs F Rhine 0-1281992Golden Knights correspondence tournamentB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. F Rhine vs S Sinding ½-½5919961995 Golden Knights semifinalsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. F Rhine vs A Boerkoel ½-½3319961995 Golden Knights semifinalsE97 King's Indian
20. F Rhine vs R Lifson 1-0581997USCF Absolute ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
21. R K Delaune vs F Rhine 1-0261997Chicago opA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
22. F Rhine vs D Burris 0-1281997USCF Absolute ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
23. F Rhine vs A Balandin 0-1331997Chicago OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. F Rhine vs S Nagle 1-0351997Chicago OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
25. L Kaushansky vs F Rhine 0-1311997Chicago OpenB58 Sicilian
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday <FSR>. :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <FSR> Happy birthday!
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  perfidious: <FSR> The date of doom! Ya done caught me again!
Aug-06-14  Refused: Oh, a Birthday.

Happy Birthday.

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  zanzibar: From local paper:


You will get annoyed easily this year. Keep that in mind and strive to focus on productive pursuits, prospects and activities. If you stay focused and positive, you can make significant changes that will bring improvements to your life as well as you personally. You can turn this year into one of new beginnings It's never too late to start over. Your numbers are 6, 11, 25, 31, 34, 39, 48>

Laconic wishes on your b-day, inter alia.

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  FSR: Thanks, all!
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  moronovich: A little late,but still: Happy Birthday!

"As a lawyer mr Rhine
may let you get away with a fine
but on the board
he turns into a Voldemort".

Apr-01-15  Howard: Talk about a blast from the past ! Just yesterday, I saw a letter from Mr. Rhine in "Larry Evans on Chess" from the November, 1976 issue of CL & R !

Thought that name sounded familiar !

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  Benzol: Many Happy Returns matey.


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  HeMateMe: happy boitday, FSR.
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  morfishine: Happy Birthday <FSR>!

Now I know why I never wish you Happy Birthday: My wife is Japanese and 8-6 is Hiroshima day, which for us is a day of mourning and somber reflection

I never get around to Birthdays on this day


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  tpstar: <FSR> Happy Birthday!!
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  FSR: Thanks, everyone!
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  WannaBe: Happy Boithday, <FSR>!
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday once again.


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  moronovich: Happy Birthday <FSR> !
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  ChessHigherCat: Happy Birthday in Rhineland!
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  thegoodanarchist: Merry Birthday, FSR!
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  tpstar: <FSR> Happy Birthday!!
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Happy birthday Cuddlebumps...may you place 9th for the 2nd leg running at the chessbookies. Just remember I'll be 8th ;)
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  WannaBe: Happy Boithday <FSR>!
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  FSR: Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!
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  perfidious: Once again, ya caught me up--happens like clockwork!
Aug-07-17  Howard: Ya still playing chess ?
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  FSR: Howard: Yes. I just played in the Second Sevan Muradian Memorial, my first tournament in a year.
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