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Reuben Fine
Number of games in database: 518
Years covered: 1930 to 1986
Overall record: +279 -64 =145 (72.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      30 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E33 E37 E43 E23 E40
 Orthodox Defense (30) 
    D51 D55 D63 D50 D52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D30 D06 D35 D31
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D83 D81 D82 D70 D73
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C86 C70 C83 C79 C68
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 E00 E10 A40 D05
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E33 E34 E43 E22 E45
 Sicilian (22) 
    B45 B84 B50 B40 B29
 French Defense (21) 
    C01 C14 C11 C13 C02
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C74 C83 C71 C73 C79
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D38 D30 D37 D39
 Orthodox Defense (17) 
    D51 D50 D68 D65 D63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938 1-0
   Fine vs Dake, 1933 1-0
   Fine vs W Winter, 1936 1-0
   I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 0-1
   Fine vs Alekhine, 1938 1-0
   Fine vs Lasker, 1936 1-0
   Fine vs Flohr, 1938 1-0
   Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936 1-0
   Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 1-0
   Fine vs Alekhine, 1937 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zandvoort (1936)
   Margate (1937)
   Fine - Steiner (1944)
   Fine - Najdorf (1949)
   Hastings 1936/37 (1936)
   Semmering/Baden (1937)
   Syracuse (1934)
   Amsterdam (1936)
   AVRO (1938)
   US Championship (1936)
   Nottingham (1936)
   Hastings 1937/38 (1937)
   Wertheim Memorial (1951)
   Kemeri (1937)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Finesse by Garre
   Match Fine! by amadeus
   Fines - Lessons From My Games by scheidt
   Fine by Morten
   US Open 1935, Milwaukee = 36th ACF Congress by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1934, Chicago = 35th Western Chess Champ by Phony Benoni
   1938 US Championship by crawfb5
   US Open 1940, Dallas by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1939, New York = 40th ACF Congress by Phony Benoni
   1936 US Championship by crawfb5
   Nottingham 1936 by Hesam7
   Semmering/Baden 1937 by suenteus po 147
   AVRO 1938 by Benzol
   US Open 1941, St. Louis by Phony Benoni

GAMES ANNOTATED BY FINE: [what is this?]
   Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938

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REUBEN FINE
(born Oct-11-1914, died Mar-26-1993, 78 years old) United States of America

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Reuben Fine was born in 1914. He grew up in New York City and first learned to play chess at the age of eight. After winning several strong American tournaments as a youth, Fine turned to international competition. He played on three US Olympiad teams from 1933 to 1937, winning one gold and one silver individual medal, while all three teams finished first (http://www.olimpbase.org/players/rn...). In 1937 he tied with Paul Keres for first at Margate, and at the AVRO tournament the next year he again finished tied for first with Keres.

During World War II he was employed by the Navy to calculate where enemy submarines might surface.

After World War II, he was offered an invitation to the World Championship tournament in 1948, but declined to participate. He retired from chess a few years later in order to pursue a career in psychology. In his foreshortened career, Fine played tournament games against five world champions. He had overall plus scores against Emanuel Lasker, Alexander Alekhine, and Mikhail Botvinnik, and even records against Jose Raul Capablanca and Max Euwe.

He was an author of note, his most recognized works being Ideas Behind the Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings.

Wikipedia article: Reuben Fine

Last updated: 2016-08-04 14:54:53

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dake vs Fine 1-035 1930 young mastersB24 Sicilian, Closed
2. F Reinfeld vs Fine 1-055 1930 Rice Club Junior MastersC14 French, Classical
3. F Reinfeld vs Fine  0-134 1930 Marshall Chess Club-ch, PrelimC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. Fine vs J Rappaport 1-028 1931 USA Intercollegiate ch -32, USAA00 Uncommon Opening
5. F Reinfeld vs Fine  1-024 1931 Marshall CC ChampionshipD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
6. Fine vs Dake 0-117 1931 New York, USAE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
7. Fine vs F Reinfeld  ½-½18 1931 New York State ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Fine vs R Levenstein  1-063 1932 Ch Marshall Chess Club, New York (USA)A53 Old Indian
9. Kevitz vs Fine 1-038 1932 Metropolitan LeagueA90 Dutch
10. H Steiner vs Fine  ½-½75 1932 New York m, USAE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Fine vs H Steiner  1-038 1932 New York m, USAE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
12. H Steiner vs Fine  0-165 1932 New York m, USAB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. Fine vs H Steiner 0-131 1932 New York m, USAD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Fine vs H Steiner  0-137 1932 New York m, USAA09 Reti Opening
15. H Steiner vs Fine  1-040 1932 New York m, USAC49 Four Knights
16. H Steiner vs Fine  1-061 1932 New York, USAD90 Grunfeld
17. Fine vs H Steiner  1-037 1932 New York m, USAE41 Nimzo-Indian
18. H Steiner vs Fine 0-128 1932 New York m, USAD90 Grunfeld
19. Fine vs H Steiner  ½-½58 1932 New York m, USAA15 English
20. F Reinfeld vs Fine  ½-½20 1932 Western ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
21. Fine vs Factor  1-054 1932 MinnepolisE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Harris vs Fine  0-138 1932 Western ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
23. Fine vs F Hazard  1-041 1932 Western ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Fine vs H Steiner  1-043 1932 Western ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. G S Barnes vs Fine  0-138 1932 Western ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Aug-31-16  saffuna: <Saffuna come on: Keypusher very well ENDORSED that extreme racist remark, to say the very least.>

Don't be ridiculous. Or more to the point, stop being ridiculous.

Aug-31-16  Petrosianic: Herald is clearly one of those guys who doesn't mind repeating a mistake and hoping it will work out better next time.
Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <saffuna> I have to admit, I put in the Orwell quote to bait <Tutt>. Clearly Unferth underestimates the amount of ennui in the universe.

For the avoidance of doubt, I do not subscribe to Orwell's opinion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians, or snakes. I doubt Orwell did either. He was piqued because he was a poor waiter who'd been swindled out of his wages by the restaurant's Armenian doorkeeper.

Aug-31-16  Herald Tutt: petrosianic the only sad problem here is the endorsement of racism by keypusher, saffuna, perfidious and yourself. You will all be voting for Trump no doubt.
Aug-31-16  Herald Tutt: It is anyway truly disappointing to find you all defending racism rather than fighting it. Subject closed.
Aug-31-16
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  keypusher: <Herald Tutt: petrosianic the only sad problem here is the endorsement of racism by keypusher, saffuna, perfidious and yourself. You will all be voting for Trump no doubt.>

Yes, saffuna and perfidious are the worst. Witness their endless, revolting panegyrics to Trump on the Rogoff page. Sad!

Aug-31-16  saffuna: Make America great again!! Trump 2016!
Aug-31-16  Herald Tutt: Thank you I rest my case.
Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: There has been no case here to begin with.
Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Gawd! Murka! Apple pie!

Trump forever! Clinton is a crook! (laughs)

Aug-31-16  thegoodanarchist: <I don't think there's that much ennui in the universe.>

You'd be surprised......

Aug-31-16  saffuna: I'd respond to that foolishness but I can't find the energy.
Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Must be <saffuna> is feeling a touch of that ennui.

If that poster plied his wares elsewhere, I would send him to iggydom; as matters stand, the one-trick pony is not worth the bother.

Ennui calls....

Aug-31-16  saffuna: Too much work to put someone on ignore...
Aug-31-16  devere: <saffuna: Make America great again!! Trump 2016!>

<perfidious: Trump forever! Clinton is a crook!>

Pigs are flying, and Big Pawn is so happy! LOL

Sep-01-16
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  Boomie: <Herald Tutt - Member since Aug-26-16>

This moron came to CG for this?

Count your days here, HT, for they are numbered.

Sep-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: As amusing as all of this has been (NOT), let's all blow the whistle on this guy and send him back under the rock from which he came.
Sep-01-16
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  moronovich: Tutt Tutt is the sound of my ignore bottom.
Sep-04-16  Herald Tutt: hey Boomie under the rock is still better than in the sewer where you've been all your life. And MORONovich, well your name says it all.....
Sep-04-16
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  perfidious: <Herald> There is another way to spell <Tutt>, which is actually a far better descriptor than your choice....
Sep-06-16  Herald Tutt: Prefidious a perverse person like you can find many tasteless ways to mock one's given name but nobody will ever fail to grasp the dictionary synonyms of your name which so well suit your character.

Webster's synonyms of Prefidious: Untrustworthy, disloyal, deceitful, faithless, treacherous, dishonest, two faced, Janus faced, untrue, double dealing, duplicitous etc.

Your mother was wrong to have you but at least she was honest in naming you Prefidious.

Sep-06-16  mckmac: Reuben Fine was a special player. In the immediate pre-war and post-war years, he and Samuel Reshevsky were really the only English-speaking masters with the skill and moxie to hold their own at the top level.
Sep-06-16
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  MissScarlett: What's so special about English-speaking players? That's racist.
Sep-06-16  Herald Tutt: You are right MissScarlett> >
Reuben Fine was also a racist. Please check the cruel and undue racist remarks which he made against extraordinary World Champion Tigran Petrosian mainly he did not like his skin color and where he came from. This fact is in historical records and not some junk rumor.
Sep-06-16  unferth: The internet puts the collected knowledge of humankind at one's fingertips, and Mr. Tutt chooses to use it to troll a handful of likeable, intelligent posters on an obscure subforum of a niche website. Funny, pathetic, or both? You make the call!
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