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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Jun-25-16
I am Frederick Rhine. The United States Chess Federation awarded me the titles of National Master (at OTB chess) in 1982, and Senior Master of Correspondence Chess in 1997. I played in the 1997 USCF Absolute Championship (open to the top 13 correspondence players who accept their invitations), scoring 6-6 (+2 =8 -2). Alex Dunne wrote in his book on the Absolute Championships, "This was Rhine's only Absolute and he held his own against the best. His two losses were against previous Absolute winners." http://bit.ly/1NB55YP

The late Chessgames.com co-founder Alberto A Artidiello and I were teammates on the Lane Technical High School chess team in Chicago, which won the Illinois state championship my junior (Albert's senior) and senior years. Albert also became a master, as did our teammates Kenneth Mohr and Christopher Kus. FIDE Masters Albert Charles Chow and the late Morris Giles were also Laneites.

In July 2013, I played in my second and third regular-rated tournaments of the millennium(!), the Greater Midwest Classic and the Chicago Class (under-2200 section). I tied for second, undefeated, in both, winning $700 and $550, respectively, and brought my rating back over 2200. http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j... http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j...

I have contributed to hundreds of chess-related articles on Wikipedia under the handle Krakatoa, notably "First-move advantage in chess," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-... "George H. D. Gossip," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George... and "Swindle (chess)," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_..., all of which are almost entirely written by me. The first two of those have been Today's Featured Article, the highest honor a Wikipedia article can receive, one attained by about one out of every 1,400 articles. I have received various Wikipedia awards, including the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels and the Timeless Imperial Triple Crown. My user page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K....

Thirty-five of my games are in chessgames.com's database. My favorites are F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981, K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992, and F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996. The first two of these were both published with my annotations in Chess Informant (Volumes 32 and 57), and cited in the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (Vol. B (2nd ed.) at 183 n.19, and Vol. B (3rd ed.) at 172 n.163). My 18th move (18.Nxd6!) in Rhine-Sprenkle was voted the 8th-9th most important theoretical novelty in Volume 32 of Chess Informant. That game was also cited in MCO-13, and 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).

I composed this study, which Pal Benko published in "Benko's Bafflers" in Chess Life, May 2006:

White to play and draw


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The solution is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalem... It is based on an earlier study of mine, which Benko also published in his column. Both of these compositions appear in Harold van der Heijden's endgame study database. http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/20...

As far as I know, I have successfully submitted more puns for Game of the Day than any other user (96 and counting). Game Collection: Puns I submitted The coveted 2013 Caissar for Best (Worst) Pun went to "Control-Ault-Delete," the pun I submitted for Fischer vs R Ault, 1959, the Game of the Day on December 19, 2012.

I am responsible for World Junior Championship (1957), Vidmar Memorial (1969), Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014), and Game Collection: Drawing lines, among others.

I am a contributor to the Chicago Chess Blog, http://chicagochess.blogspot.com.

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   FSR has kibitzed 16837 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-25-16 J Gustafsson vs Efimenko, 2011
 
FSR: Gustafsson really "effed" him up.
 
   Jun-25-16 Matthias Kill (replies)
 
FSR: I was hoping to see a game where he had defeated a William - thus, <Kill Bill>.
 
   Jun-20-16 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: Submitted: [Event "National Open"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2001.??.??"] [EventDate "2001.??.??"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Dean Arond"] [Black "Thomas Thrush"] [ECO "B14"] [WhiteElo "1895"] [BlackElo "2140"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.ed cd 4.c4 Nf6 ...
 
   Jun-18-16 S Agdestein vs J L Hammer, 2015
 
FSR: I tried to submit <If I Had a Hammer> as a pun for this game, but someone beat me to it.
 
   Jun-18-16 A Pop vs J Ahvenjarvi, 2012 (replies)
 
FSR: I tried submitting <Hop on Pop> as a pun for this game, and also as a pun for another game lost by Pop, but in both cases someone else had beaten me to it.
 
   Jun-18-16 N Ristic vs Valer Pop, 2007
 
FSR: I tried submitting <Hop on Pop> as a pun for this game, and also as a pun for another game lost by Pop, but in both cases someone else had beaten me to it.
 
   Jun-18-16 H Murphy vs A P Horton, 2013
 
FSR: Horton Hears a Hugh.
 
   Jun-18-16 B Floyd vs Igor Ivanov, 1994
 
FSR: Dark Side of the Moon.
 
   Jun-18-16 J Bookter vs B Floyd, 1979
 
FSR: Looks like the Ruy Lopez is busted. It's about time.
 
   Jun-17-16 J Soromenho vs V Andersen, 2004
 
FSR: For more analysis of the Englund, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englu...
 
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May-17-16
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  centralfiles: Thanks <FSR>
May-17-16
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  FSR: <centralfiles> Maybe I am being too pessimistic. After 9.e6+, Black's most common move by far is 9...Kg8, when White scores only 46.2% in 26 games on ChessBase Online. But Black gets a serious plus score with all the reasonable alternatives: after 9...Kxe6, White scores only 16.7% in 6 games (-4 =2); after 9...Ke8, White scores 25% in 4 games (-2 =2); and after 9...Bxe6, White scores 33.3% in 3 games (-2 +1). I have to look at it some more, but even with the shock value, White scores terribly. So you're right to consider it as only a blitz weapon.
May-17-16
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  centralfiles: 26 games on chessbase?? twas supposed to be MY idea :(
May-17-16
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  FSR: <centralfiles> No, there are 39 games, in 26 of which Black played ...Kg8. Sorry. It's hard to come up with anything at all reasonable that's never been played.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: That being said I'd say sample is small enough that's it's more likely white pieces were not handled well ...Ke8 is an especially weak reply that should be punished <unless black is using good software which would now begin to see a tactical anti positional refutation, of which I have absolutely no fear of ever seeing OTB from ANY human>.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: I wonder how many of those games continued Ng5 by white within a move or 2 after ...Kg8 or ...Ke8. That would be a giveaway that white doesn't understand what he should be doing.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: <by taking the pawn either with the bishop...>

...Bxe6 Ng5+


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...Kf6!?!? is actually not so bad,
Black can probably force a draw with correct play but no one (except computer bots) dares to play it, it looks too dangerous.

...Kg8 Nxe6 Qd7 d5 Nb4 O-O! N4xd5 Re1


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And white has a nice advantage (nearly a full point)
But there's a nice improvement for black can you find it? (Pretty tough but nice)

May-17-16
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  FSR: Yes, 9...Bxe6 10.Ng5+ Kf6! is quite reasonable. According to Komodo, White is struggling to show equality. And you're right that after 9.e6+ Kg8, 10.d5! is correct rather than 10.Ng5?! White scores 58.3% in 18 games with 10.d5!, and only 14.4% in 8 games with 10.Ng5.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: 9...Bxe6 10.Ng5+ Kg8 (10...Kf6!) 11.Nxe6 Qc8! 12.Nxf8 Nxd4! is, I presume, the improvement you're referring to.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: 8 games with Ng5?! no wonder white isn't doing well.
May-17-16
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  centralfiles: Yes ...Qc8! is what I meant but you think too highly of us if you don't feel it has to be explained.
May-17-16
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  centralfiles: ...Qc8 d5 Nxd5! is the point <...Nb4 O-O is still good for white> Qxd5 Nb4 <now the bishop on c1 hangs, the point of Qc8!> Qb3! Qxc1+ <amazingly Nc2+ Ke2 Nxa1 Qd5 still leaves a slight edge for white> Ke2 Qc2+! <...Qxh1?? Ng5+ d5 Qf3 mates> Nd2 Qxb3 and white doesn't have enough for the pawn So white does best to cop out with the immediate ...Qc8 Nxf8= which was your move.

But c'mon don't you have to explain that to us mortals?

May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: Interestingly ...Qd7 Nxf8?! Rxf8 favors black slightly.
May-17-16
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  centralfiles: <Yes, 9...Bxe6 10.Ng5+ Kf6! is quite reasonable. According to Komodo, White is struggling to show equality.> struggling? c'mon komodo should take a deeper look
11.Nc3 d5 12.g4 Qd7 13.Qf3+ Bf5 14.gxf5 Qxf5 <...Nxd4 Qh5 > 15.Nge4+ dxe4 16.Nxe4+ draw
May-20-16
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May-23-16
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  WinKing: Hi <FSR>!

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Jun-04-16
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Chicago Open"]
[Site "Wheeling, Illinois"]
[Date "2016.05.28"]
[EventDate "2016.05.26"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Dean Arond"]
[Black "Siddharth Acharya"]
[ECO "B21"]
[WhiteElo "1862"]
[BlackElo "1917"]

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.e5 Nh6 8.O-O O-O 9.Bf4 Ng4 10.Re1 Qb6 11.Qd2 Qc5 12.Qe2 Ngxe5 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Bxe5 15.Qxe5 Qxc4 16.Qxe7 d5 17.Rac1 Be6 18.Ne4 Qd4 19.Nf6+ Kg7 20.Rxe6 Qxb2 21.Rce1 Qxa2 22.R6e5 d4 23.Nh5+ 1-0

Jun-17-16
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  FSR: Chessplayers are not a very long-lived bunch. I'll be 56 in about a month and a half. I see that I'm already older than Tal, Petrosian, Alekhine, and Capablanca were when they died.
Jun-17-16
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  TheFocus: <FSR> <I see that I'm already older than Tal, Petrosian, Alekhine, and Capablanca were when they died.>

And much stronger than that set of patzers, too.

Jun-17-16
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  centralfiles: Why not Ossip Bernstein or Rechevsky?
Jun-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <centralfiles> Let's not forget Andre Lilienthal, who made it to 99, or, the Chicago players George Leighton (103) and Erik Karklins (101), both of whom are still with us.
Jun-18-16
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  FSR: I should have clarified that I was thinking specifically of world champions.
Jun-19-16
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  centralfiles: I would hate to have to inform you that your not quite world champion yet...
Jun-19-16
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  TheFocus: <centralfiles: I would hate to have to inform you that your not quite world champion yet...>

Yet. But still hopeful.

Jun-20-16
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Dean Arond"]
[Black "Thomas Thrush"]
[ECO "B14"]
[WhiteElo "1895"]
[BlackElo "2140"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.ed cd 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.cd Nxd5 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Re1 Nf6 11.a3 b6 12.Bc2 Bb7 13.Qd3 Rc8 14.d5 ed 15.Bg5 g6 16.Rxe7 Qxe7 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Bxe7 Ncxe7 19.Bb3 Rc5 20.Bxd5 Rxd5 21.Qe2 Nc6 22.Rd1 Rc5 23.h3 Rc8 24.Rd7 1-0

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