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Alexander Fishbein
Number of games in database: 191
Years covered: 1985 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2455 (2478 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2529

Overall record: +68 -58 =49 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B58 B72 B84 B83 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B83
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C91 C84 C65 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B99
 French Defense (7) 
    C01 C00 C09
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C85 C91 C84 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B63 B64 B52 B50 B89
 King's Indian (25) 
    E94 E60 E92 E81 E73
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B63 B64
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C81 C80 C77 C65 C69
 English (5) 
 Ruy Lopez, Open (4) 
    C81 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shirov vs Fishbein, 1991 0-1
   Fishbein vs Y Shulman, 2006 1-0
   Fishbein vs I A Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs Adams, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs Kasparov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Cory Riegelhaupt vs Fishbein, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   US Championship 2003 (2003)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   Yudasin vs Fishbein (Feb-15-17) 1-0, rapid
   Fishbein vs O Barbosa (Feb-15-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   R Pruijssers vs Fishbein (Feb-11-17) 1-0, rapid
   Fishbein vs G Szabo (Feb-01-17) 0-1, rapid
   Fishbein vs B Cheng (Feb-01-17) 0-1, rapid

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(born May-08-1968, 51 years old) United States of America

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He is a GM (1992).

Wikipedia article: Alexander Fishbein

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 191  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Fishbein 0-1361985New York OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. P Cramling vs Fishbein  1-0291985New York OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Fishbein vs L Shamkovich  0-1411986New York OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Fishbein vs T Southam  0-1351987PhiladelphiaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. Fishbein vs Adams ½-½991987Hastings 1987/88B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. B Izumikawa vs Fishbein  0-1451987USA-JC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Fishbein vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½431987New York opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. K Burger vs Fishbein  ½-½601987New York OpenA15 English
11. Ivkov vs Fishbein  1-0391987New York OpenA15 English
12. John Dozier vs Fishbein  0-121198788th US OpenC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
13. Fishbein vs Browne  ½-½33198788th US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Fishbein vs Weeramantry  1-031198788th US OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
15. D Kopec vs Fishbein ½-½35198788th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
16. Timothy Pellant vs Fishbein  ½-½271987American opA57 Benko Gambit
17. Fishbein vs Igor Ivanov  1-0441988Saint John op-1B32 Sicilian
18. Fishbein vs L Christiansen  ½-½40198816th World OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
19. J Brown vs Fishbein  0-138198816th World OpenC26 Vienna
20. Deep Thought vs Fishbein 1-0811988Long BeachC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. Fishbein vs Alburt  0-156198816th World OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. D B Gurevich vs Fishbein  1-0561988USAA30 English, Symmetrical
23. L Day vs Fishbein  0-1451988Saint John op-1C30 King's Gambit Declined
24. Fishbein vs Rohde  ½-½511988National OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Fishbein vs D Kopec  1-0421988US opB58 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  thegoodanarchist: I once spoke to GM Fishbein at a tournament. I asked him "What should I study to become a grandmaster?"

His reply? "Everything."

How true!

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  thegoodanarchist: Fishbein-Jellison, White to play and win:

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  whiteshark: <Whalebone>? What a name! There must be a story behind it.
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  whiteshark: I still have a bone to pick with you. :D
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  wordfunph: GM Alex Fishbein always has his King's knight face right and his Queen's knight face left when he plays white. When he plays black, both knights point to the right. When asked by GM Andy Soltis why, "I don't know." the New Jersey GM said.

(Source: Chess Life Magazine)

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  wordfunph: GM Fishbein looks at draw offers as psychological ploys. He goes as far as to suggest that "sometimes, when playing for a win, offering a draw is the best move you can make" (!). His rationale is that stirred by the offer of a draw, one's opponent tends to become overconfident and starts playing for a win.

(in the book Surprise in Chess by Amatzia Avni)

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  TheFocus: That only backfires if they accept!!
May-08-13  talisman: happy birthday!!!
Jul-05-13  waustad: By beating Lazaro Bruzon in the third round of the World Open, GM Fishbein joins Ray Robson and Parimarjan Negi with 3/3. Here is the URL for the tournament:
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  thegoodanarchist: See the quote from GM Fishbein that I posted in 2006. It is the best chess advice I ever received.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Fishbein!
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