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F Rhine 
Frederick Rhine (left) plays Jiri Kabelac.
Photograph copyright © 2013, courtesy of Maret Thorpe.
 
Frederick Rhine
Number of games in database: 32
Years covered: 1977 to 2013
Highest rating achieved in database: 2498
Overall record: +14 -6 =7 (64.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
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With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B62 B58 B22 B20 B56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 0-1
   F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 1-0
   F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 1-0
   F Rhine vs S Tennant, 1979 1/2-1/2
   D Fleetwood vs F Rhine, 1997 1/2-1/2
   F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996 1/2-1/2

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games I submitted to chessgames.com by FSR

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FREDERICK RHINE
(born Aug-06-1960, 54 years old) 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, 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 Baffler's" in Chess Life magazine. He contributes to the Chicago Chess Blog, http://chicagochess.blogspot.com.


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Sollano vs F Rhine 0-112 1977 BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. NN vs F Rhine 0-116 1977 ChicagoB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. F Rhine vs S Tennant ½-½18 1979 ChicagoB32 Sicilian
4. S Decman vs F Rhine 0-115 1981 Master Challenge IIIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. F Rhine vs D Sprenkle 1-037 1981 Master Challenge IIIB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
6. S Tennant vs F Rhine ½-½37 1982 Midwest MastersE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. D Sprenkle vs F Rhine ½-½13 1982 Midwest MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
8. F Rhine vs F Lasch 1-030 1986 Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
9. F Rhine vs K Czerniecki  1-034 1986 Gompers Park Fall ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
10. Tal vs F Rhine 1-057 1988 Simultaneous exhibitionB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
11. F Rhine vs G S De Fotis 1-031 1988 Midwest Masters opA80 Dutch
12. Martinovsky vs F Rhine 1-038 1988 Midwest MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
13. B Leverett vs F Rhine 1-040 1988 Midwest Masters opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
14. K Thompson vs F Rhine 0-128 1992 Golden Knights correspondence tournamentB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. F Rhine vs S Sinding ½-½59 1996 1995 Golden Knights semifinalsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. F Rhine vs A Boerkoel ½-½33 1996 1995 Golden Knights semifinalsE97 King's Indian
17. F Rhine vs R Lifson  1-058 1997 USCF Absolute ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
18. R K Delaune vs F Rhine 1-026 1997 Chicago opA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
19. F Rhine vs A Balandin 0-133 1997 Chicago OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. D Fleetwood vs F Rhine ½-½41 1997 USCF Absolute ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
21. F Rhine vs D Burris  0-128 1997 USCF Absolute ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
22. F Rhine vs S Nagle 1-035 1997 Chicago OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Kaushansky vs F Rhine 0-131 1997 Chicago OpenB58 Sicilian
24. V Pupols vs F Rhine ½-½65 1997 U.S. MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. A Ivanov vs F Rhine 1-038 1998 World OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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Jan-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkFinan: I think I get it now. its because Freddy boy has this......

<FREDERICK RHINE
(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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: "Blitz Chess" was the name of the publication, I do believe.
Jun-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Hard to believe bullet serves any purpose in improving one's game; five-minute can indeed be efficacious for the reasons mentioned.
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Happy Birthday, <FSR>!
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <FSR>, maligayang kaarawan!
Aug-06-14
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  chancho: Feliz Cumpleaņos, <FSR>.
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Happy Birthday

:)

Aug-06-14  Penguincw: Happy Birthday <FSR>. :)
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <FSR> Happy birthday!
Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR> The date of doom! Ya done caught me again!
Aug-06-14  Refused: Oh, a Birthday.

Happy Birthday.

Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: From local paper:

<IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY

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.

Aug-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Thanks, all!
Aug-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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".

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