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German Samuilovich Fridstein
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1944 to 1965
Overall record: +5 -6 =12 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-25-1911, died 2001, 89 years old) Russia

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Fridstein was born in Moscow and was awarded the Soviet Master of Sports title in 1945. He wrote on the subject of chess, e.g. Zaschita Ufimceva aka The Pirc Defense (Moscow, FiS, 1970) and was an International Arbiter (1965).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Fridstein vs Smyslov 0-1431944Moscow-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Simagin vs G Fridstein  ½-½641945Ch MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
3. G Fridstein vs B Verlinsky  0-1571945Moscow-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. G Fridstein vs Ragozin  ½-½241945Ch MoscowD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. Konstantinopolsky vs G Fridstein  ½-½361945Moscow-chA15 English
6. Flohr vs G Fridstein  ½-½411945Ch MoscowE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. G Fridstein vs Ragozin  0-1421947Ch MoscowE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. Petrosian vs G Fridstein 1-0411947MoscowE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. Simagin vs G Fridstein  ½-½411947Ch MoscowB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. G Fridstein vs Bronstein  ½-½571947Moscow-chD85 Grunfeld
11. Simagin vs G Fridstein ½-½551949Ch MoscowD85 Grunfeld
12. G Fridstein vs Aronin 1-0421949URS-ch sfE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Ragozin vs G Fridstein  ½-½901952URS-20ch sf4D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Chekhover vs G Fridstein  ½-½671952URS ch sfD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
15. G Fridstein vs I Nei 1-0291952URS ch sfE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. A Bannik vs G Fridstein  ½-½441952URS ch sfB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. G Fridstein vs Tolush  ½-½211952URS-20ch sf4D56 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. E Terpugov vs G Fridstein  1-0391952URS ch sfC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. G Fridstein vs Lutikov 0-15919542nd Soviet Team CupE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
20. G Fridstein vs Klovans  ½-½5819542nd Soviet Team CupA15 English
21. G Fridstein vs K Klaman 1-06119542nd Soviet Team CupA47 Queen's Indian
22. A Khenkin vs G Fridstein  0-13119542nd Soviet Team CupB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
23. A Roshal vs G Fridstein  0-1411965Burevestnik-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
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May-26-09  myschkin: . . .

NM German Samuilovich Fridstein (1911-2001) from St. Petersburg (Russia).

i.a. wrote on the subject of chess* and was an International Arbiter (1965) for FIDE**

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* Zaschita Ufimceva (Moskva, FiS, 1970)


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  Peligroso Patzer: Fridstein's loss to Lutikov in this game: G Fridstein vs Lutikov, 1954 is an instructive tragicomedy. In the final position:

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the draw was still to be saved with <60. Rb4+> (so that after <60. … Kd3 61. Rxb3>, the remaining Black pawn would be pinned), as noted in Dvoretsky, Mark, “Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual”, 2nd Edition (Russell Enterprises, Inc., ©2006), p. 140 (Diagram 8-25). Instead, Fridstein resigned(?)!

One lesson to be taken from this example: Two connected passers on the 6th rank (algebraic third for Black) do not <always> win against a Rook (even with the defender's King not particpating in efforts to prevent the pawns' advance). One always needs to analyze the tactical possibilities.

Nov-25-14  DiscoJew: And there we go.
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