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Alexander Fishbein
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 1985 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2457 (2478 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2529

Overall record: +67 -60 =50 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B58 B72 B84 B90 B83
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C84 C91 C60 C80
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B84 B83 B85
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B92 B90 B99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C91 C84 C85 C95
 French Defense (7) 
    C01 C00 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B63 B64 B52 B89 B58
 King's Indian (25) 
    E94 E60 E92 E81 E73
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B63 B64
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C80 C81 C69 C65
 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 Adams, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs Kasparov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   Fishbein vs O Barbosa (Feb-15-17) 1/2-1/2
   Yudasin vs Fishbein (Feb-15-17) 1-0
   R Pruijssers vs Fishbein (Feb-11-17) 1-0
   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, 49 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 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Fishbein 0-1361985New YorkE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. P Cramling vs Fishbein  1-0291985New York opC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Fishbein vs L Shamkovich  0-1411986New YorkB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. K Burger vs Fishbein  ½-½601987New York OpenA15 English
5. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. Fishbein vs Adams ½-½991987HastingsB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. B Izumikawa vs Fishbein  0-1451987USA-JC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Ivkov vs Fishbein  1-0391987New York op ,CBM 02A15 English
9. Fishbein vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½431987New York opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Timothy Pellant vs Fishbein  ½-½271987USA-opA57 Benko Gambit
11. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
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. Fishbein vs Igor Ivanov  1-0441988St John Open (1)B32 Sicilian
17. Fishbein vs L Christiansen  ½-½401988PhiladelphiaC67 Ruy Lopez
18. J Brown vs Fishbein  0-1381988World opC26 Vienna
19. Deep Thought vs Fishbein 1-0811988Long BeachC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
20. Fishbein vs Alburt  0-1561988PhiladelphiaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. Fishbein vs Kasparov ½-½631988SimulB33 Sicilian
22. D Gurevich vs Fishbein  1-0561988USA 46/44 (Gurevich,D)A30 English, Symmetrical
23. L Day vs Fishbein  0-1451988St John op-1C30 King's Gambit Declined
24. Fishbein vs Rohde  ½-½511988National OpenA04 Reti Opening
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
May-08-10  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)

Apr-06-11  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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