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|Aug-06-13|| ||FSR: <Gregor Samsa Mendel> <KKDEREK> <The Last Straw> <Tomlinsky> <johnlspouge> <whiteshark> Thanks, everyone!|
|Aug-06-13|| ||WannaBe: Happy Boithday, my good sir!!|
|Aug-06-13|| ||tpstar: <FSR> Happy Birthday!!|
|Aug-06-13|| ||FSR: Thanks, <tpstar> and <WannaBe>!|
|Aug-06-13|| ||Check It Out: Where's the party??|
|Aug-07-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Where's the party??>|
You must be famous. Madonna has arrived. ;-)
|Jan-19-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain...|
Last tournament ...
|Jan-19-14|| ||FSR: Your point is? That was a one-round-a-week training tournament with no prizes. It's true - I did lose to a player who is now rated over 2300.|
The tournaments I played before that tournament, http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain..., and during that tournament, http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain..., were rather better.
|Jan-19-14|| ||john barleycorn: <FSR: Your point is?> good question. Don't await an answer.|
Bragging about his own feats got rare these days so he is picking on other user's tournament results.
However, don't you have a rating floor like the illustrious one?
|Jan-19-14|| ||FSR: <john barleycorn> Not being an "Original Life Master," my rating floor is just 2000. So, unlike some players, http://main.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlT..., I can't just hang my face repeatedly in tournaments and never fall below 2200. I have to actually earn my rating.|
|Jan-19-14|| ||perfidious: <FSR> et <john b> As one of those unmentionable creatures, I believe the rating floor is the biggest joke in the world. Long-term, it helps promote rating inflation in my opinion, but I'll bet Bill Goichberg has slept better many nights, knowing that his baby has protected his tournaments from slime like myself, who would otherwise sandbag down to Class A and ravage one of his U-2000 sections in a World Open for half the money in the civilised world.|
|Jan-19-14|| ||morfishine: Good morning <FSR>! I'm curious, do you have a 5-minute rating? Or is there even such a thing? I've been doing a little research and have noticed an interesting trend in that the highest rated players (2600+) have speed ratings fairly close to their "normal" rating. However, as one checks down in rating increments (2500+, 2400+, 2300+ etc.) these players speed ratings show a marked divergence on a % basis from their "normal" rating. Of course I may be way off base on this, but its interesting to look at|
|Jan-19-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> The USCF did recently institute blitz ratings, but I don't have one. If I did, I think it would be pretty close to my regular rating.|
|Jan-19-14|| ||MarkFinan: AJ, what is your point?? This is the second time in a week you've found out that someone here plays just as well, if not *better*, than you and then gone on to find out when and where they last played in a tournament!?! At least you guys only have to go back a month to see AJ was offered a game with... *me* .. and bottled it, LOL. |
Seriously Gozza, I don't see your point mate. I could beat some of your opponents and I haven't played a tournament in over 25 year! Yet you still wouldn't play me! I can only think that it's because you're scared of losing. No other *logical* reason. If you'd like to prove me wrong then I'll soon be attending "The thanks-a-million AJ goldsby BS memorial tournament!" in neverland ❗❗❗❗
|Jan-19-14|| ||MarkFinan: I think I get it now. its because Freddy boy has this...... |
(born Aug-06-1960) United States of America
[what is this?]
Frederick S. Rhine is User: FSR on chessgames.com. 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 chessgames.com co-founder Alberto A Artidiello were teammates on the chess team at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, which won the Illinois State Championship Rhine's junior (Albert's senior) and senior years. Kenneth Mohr and Christopher Kus were also among their 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. 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 Baffler's" in Chess Life magazine. He also contributes to the Chicago Chess Blog, http://chicagochess.blogspot.com>.
And seeing as you're roughly the same strength, you want your webpages and videos and achievements (and probably emails, LOL 😄) in your bio? Right?
Well stop saying you want Daniel Freeman to get hit with a bus and you might have an improved bio.. although I know who writes the bio's here so I might just send him an email! 😜😜😜
|Jan-25-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I once had a blitz rating of 2400+.
If you have any old copies of Walter Browne's magazine, you can find my win one year over IM Igor Ivanov. (He was later made a GM, I think.)
|Jan-26-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: "Blitz Chess" was the name of the publication, I do believe.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||FSR: <LIFE Master AJ> You must be quite the speed demon. I know you like to play 1-minute, which I'm no good at. I do have Nakamura's book on bullet chess; maybe I should actually read it. I've seen old copies of Browne's magazine for sale, but don't have any.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I read Nakamura's book on bullet in three minutes.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||perfidious: <morf> Please forgive the belated response to your question above, but I have not visited this page since my last post here (heresy, I know!!!).|
Walter Browne ran a blitz chess association from 1988 until at least the early 2000s, but so far as I know, it foundered.
|Jun-13-14|| ||morfishine: Good evening <FSR>! FWIW: I spent 18 months working on my "speed game" mainly 5-min chess. The idea, at least for me, was to increase calculating speed based on utilizing selected openings and sticking to a strict time-management regime. The ultimate goal was this would carry over and improve my play at OTB chess at normal time controls (40/2hr). I made very significant progress increasing my rating by over 200 points, and firmly believe in 5-min chess. Nakamura supports "speed chess" for what its worth, namely increasing calculating speed and keeping one focused on time mgmt.|
1-min chess is pointless since it offers no goals to work from or towards.
|Jun-14-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> I definitely think that 5-minute chess is worthwhile in identifying areas in one's opening repertoire that need work. And I too have not found bullet chess useful, though others claim they have.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||morfishine: <FSR> No doubt, but I took to heart the importance of increasing one's calculating speed with a view to saving time. This allows one to not only calculate alternative lines, but to double-check those lines one is leaning toward. Needless to say, this can snowball if one is moving quickly and confidently since one is also calculating on the opponent's time|
Funny story, remember Ivanchuk's horrible time pressure gaffe's during the previous Candidates? I felt I knew what I was talking about when I was critical of his time management. After all, thats exactly what my training was focused on. Well, the illustrious <parmetd> took offense at my critique (I guess it was too painful for someone to criticize his beloved 'Chucky'), urged everyone to put me on ignore, then he put me on 'ignore'.
I have a good chuckle, or perhaps more accurately, a good "Ivanchuckle" every time I think about that :)
|Jun-14-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> People, including me occasionally, do get affronted over the silliest things. Urging <everyone> to put you on ignore certainly seems like overkill, though. You're right that 5-minute chess is also good for developing one's calculating abilities and eye for tactics.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||perfidious: Hard to believe bullet serves any purpose in improving one's game; five-minute can indeed be efficacious for the reasons mentioned.|
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