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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 B22 B23 B56 B20
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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
   F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996 1/2-1/2
   NN vs F Rhine, 2013 0-1
   NN vs F Rhine, 2016 1/2-1/2
   F Rhine vs A Artidiello, 1976 1-0
   F Rhine vs NN, 2015 1-0
   F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 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, 58 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. P Napetschnig vs F Rhine 0-151977Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
4. NN vs F Rhine 0-1161977ChicagoB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. E Sollano vs F Rhine 0-1121977BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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. D Sprenkle vs F Rhine ½-½131982Midwest MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
10. S Tennant vs F Rhine ½-½371982Midwest MastersE20 Nimzo-Indian
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. B Leverett vs F Rhine 1-0401988Midwest Masters opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
14. F Rhine vs G S DeFotis 1-0311988Midwest Masters opA80 Dutch
15. Martinovsky vs F Rhine 1-0381988Midwest MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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 A Boerkoel ½-½3319961995 Golden Knights semifinalsE97 King's Indian
19. F Rhine vs S Sinding ½-½5919961995 Golden Knights semifinalsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. L Kaushansky vs F Rhine 0-1311997Chicago OpenB58 Sicilian
21. D Fleetwood vs F Rhine ½-½411997USCF Absolute ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. F Rhine vs R Lifson 1-0581997USCF Absolute ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
23. R K Delaune vs F Rhine 1-0261997Chicago opA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
24. F Rhine vs D Burris 0-1281997USCF Absolute ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
25. F Rhine vs A Balandin 0-1331997Chicago OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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  Benzol: Many Happy Returns matey.


Aug-06-16  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!!
Aug-06-16  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>!
Aug-06-17  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 ?
Nov-27-17  FSR: Howard: Yes. I just played in the Second Sevan Muradian Memorial, my first tournament in a year.
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  LucB: Hi <FSR>.

This note is an über-belated "thank you!" from me to you for suggesting books for me on the QDG, over at <parmetd>'s forum, which are dated March 2015!... Yikes!

With all the drama that's been unfolding on the CG site recently, I've been reading up on the posts more attentively and I noticed that <parmetd> had, like so many of us, expressed his sorrow at Daniel Freeman's passing. Anyhow, I wander over to his discussion forum and, lo and behold, I noticed your book suggestions! So, again, thanks! and I'll check these out!

A related question: might there be a book that features the QGD for white called 'Winning with the white pieces'?

Aug-20-18  FSR: <LucB> Glad to help. Yes. I have used GM Lars Schandorff's "Playing 1.d4: The Queen's Gambit" (2d ed. 2012). It turned me on to 3.e4! against the QGA, which I've used twice in tournament games to good effect.

There's also Alexei Kornev, "A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4, Vol. 1: The Complete Queen's Gambit" (2013); John Watson, "A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White: A complete plan of attack with 1 d4 and 2 c4" (2014); and Boris Avrukh, "1.d4: The Queen's Gambit (Grandmaster Repertoire)" (2016). I have all of these books, but haven't looked closely at any of them except Schandorff's. Watson's book basically covers 1.d4 and 2.c4 against virtually anything, not just the Queen's Gambit (e.g. King's Indian, Gruenfeld, Nimzo-Indian, etc.). Avrukh's book probably has the deepest analysis, but very little explanatory prose. If you just want a book on just the Queen's Gambit, I think Schandorff or possibly Kornev is your best bet. You can check out reviews on and elsewhere on the Internet to see what people have to say about all of these books. Good luck!

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  centralfiles: <FSR> what happened to your forum?
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  LucB: <FSR>: great info, again, many thanks!
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  morfishine: <centralfiles: <FSR> what happened to your forum?> I think <FSR> let his premium membership lapse pending the reorganization of <CG> due to the death of Daniel
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  Marmot PFL: < FSR> Thx for suggestions on opening repertoire. I have books on all this (1 d4) but about 15 years out of date. Also need to update Sicilian knowledge (never ending task) or else play something else.
Aug-23-18  FSR: Yes, <morfishine> is right about that. I want to see what's going to happen with the site before I renew.
Sep-04-18  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Illinois Open"]
[Site "Illinois, USA"]
[Date "2017.09.02"]
[EventDate "2017.09.02"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Dimitar Mardov"]
[Black "Dean Arond"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "2077"]
[BlackElo "1772"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Qe2 Qe7 5.d4 d6 6.Qxe4 dxe5 7.Qxe5 Qxe5+ 8.dxe5 Bf5 9.c3 Nd7 10.f4 O-O-O 11.Be2 f6 12.exf6 Nxf6 13.Nd2 Bc5 14.Nf3 Rhe8 15.Ne5 Ng4 16.Bxg4 Bxg4 17.Bd2 Bd6 18.Be3 Bxe5 19.fxe5 Rxe5 20.Kf2 Rf8+ 21.Kg3 Rxe3+ 22.Kxg4 Rf2 23.g3 Ree2 24.Rae1 Rxe1 25.Rxe1 Rxb2 26.Re8+ Kd7 27.Rg8 Rxh2 28.Rg7+ Kd6 29.a3 h5+ 30.Kg5 Rh3 31.Kf4 h4 32.Rg6+ Kc5 33.Rg5+ Kb6 34.gxh4 Rxh4+ 35.Ke3 Ra4 36.Rg6+ c6 37.Kd3 Rxa3 38.Kc4 Ra4+ 39.Kb3 Re4 40.c4 a5 41.Rg5 a4+ 42.Kb4 a3 43.Rg2 c5+ 44.Kb3 Ka5 45.Rg8 Re3+ 46.Kc2 a2 47.Kb2 Re2+ 48.Ka1 Kb4 49.Rg3 Re1+ 50.Kxa2 Re2+ 51.Kb1 Kxc4 0-1

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