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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Sep-24-16
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-seven 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 (100 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.

>> Click here to see FSR's game collections.

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   FSR has kibitzed 16877 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-24-16 V Mikhalevski vs V Onischuk, 2016
 
FSR: As Drew Giovanis once pointed out, queen versus two knights is a funny ending in that it should be a draw with the queen on the board (Q v. NN, a draw with correct play) or without it (NN v. lone king, a dead draw unless the guy with the lone king helpmates himself). So a difference of ...
 
   Sep-19-16 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: Submitted: [Event "Correspondence"] [Site "Internet"] [Date "2016.??.??"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "NN"] [Black "Frederick Rhine"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A31"] [WhiteElo "2264"] [BlackElo "2219"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 b6 4. d4 ...
 
   Sep-11-16 Kutesa Willy Mimbasa vs Adrian Woodley, 2016
 
FSR: Also note that the database shows that the players played another game at the same event, with the same colors, with a different (but equally strange) result: Kutesa Willy Mimbasa vs Adrian Woodley, 2016 .
 
   Sep-11-16 Kutesa Willy Mimbasa vs Adrian Woodley, 2016
 
FSR: White's resignation looks slightly premature.
 
   Sep-11-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
 
FSR: So has been phenomenal as Black (4-0!), but only "So-So" (1 win, 3 draws) as White.
 
   Sep-09-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: Congratulations to me on reaching 100 puns used for GOTD! See my latest comment to Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 .
 
   Sep-09-16 Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014
 
FSR: Heh, it turns out I already have 100 puns! Game Collection: Puns I submitted I just happened to notice that I had forgotten to count <Nothing Fancy>, which was GOTD almost two years ago! R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007
 
   Sep-09-16 Carlsen vs Winants, 2016
 
FSR: That didn't take long. I tried submitting <Down on His Luc> as a pun for this game, but someone had beaten me to it.
 
   Sep-09-16 D Reizniece-Ozola vs Yifan Hou, 2016
 
FSR: Good pun, <OCF>, though it seems a tad risque coming from you. (I had to look up "Mazola Party.")
 
   Sep-07-16 S Dittmann vs I Bilek, 1956 (replies)
 
FSR: <gofer> ... <53 Rxc7 ...> <53 ... Kxc7> <54 f7 ...> Okay white is going to get a queen for its rook and pawn, but it is about to lose another pawn (at least) so is this okay or not!!! <55 ... Rxc4> <56 f8=Q ...> <57 ... Rb4 58 ...
 
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May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: https://t.co/X9xd3y0aLs
May-23-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <FSR>!

Coming soon Shamkir 2016 (Gashimov Memorial Tournament)!!!

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This tournament will run from May 26th thru June 4th 2016.

Participants include: Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Rajabov, Eltaj Safarli, Hou Yifan & Rauf Mamedov

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User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in)

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Jun-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I should have clarified that I was thinking specifically of world champions.
Jun-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: I would hate to have to inform you that your not quite world champion yet...
Jun-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <centralfiles: I would hate to have to inform you that your not quite world champion yet...>

Yet. But still hopeful.

Jun-20-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Jun-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Seville Open"]
[Site "Seville"]
[Date "2014.??.??"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Diaz Castro, Sergio"]
[Black "Van der Weide, Karel"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "2256"]
[BlackElo "2449"]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 e6 6.Nc3 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Qc7 8.Bd2 b6 9.Nf3 Bb7 10.Bd3 d6 11.O-O Nd7 12.Ng5 dxe5 13.Qh5 g6 14.Qh3 Be7 15.Qh6 Bf8 16.Qh3 Be7 17.Qh6 Bf8 18.Qh3 Be7 1/2-1/2

Jun-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Correspondence"]
[Site "Internet"]
[Date "2016.??.??"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B18"]
[WhiteElo "2217"]
[BlackElo "2196"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bd3 e6 8. Bf4 Ngf6 9. O-O Be7 10. Bxg6 hxg6 11. c4 O-O 12. Re1 Re8 13. Qc2 c5 14. Rad1 cxd4 15. Rxd4 Bc5 16. Rdd1 Qb6 17. Ng5 Qc6 18. Ng3e4 Bb4 19. Bd2 Be7 20. b3 b5 21. Nxf6+ Nxf6 22. Nf3 Qc7 23. Rc1 Ba3 24. cxb5 Qb6 25. Rcd1 Qxb5 26. Ne5 Rac8 27. Nc4 Bc5 28. Be3 a5 29. a4 Qb8 30. Bxc5 Rxc5 1/2-1/2

Jun-29-16  Smothered Mate: (In response to your old
​comment at Efimenko vs S Bogdanovich, 2013):

White _did_ have a win - In fact, white had at least
​3 disconnected winning intervals. ​ See my comment there.

Jul-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Correspondence"]
[Site "Internet"]
[Date "2016.06.??"]
[EventDate "2016.06.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2571"]
[BlackElo "2218"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Nbc6 8. Na3 a6 9. dxc5 d4 10. Qa4 Ng6 11. Rd1 Bxc5 12. b4 Ba7 13. c5 O-O 14. Nc4 Be4 15. Be3 d3 16. Ne1 Bd5 17. Bxd3 Qh4 18. g3 Qg4 19. f3 Bxf3 20. Nxf3 Qxf3 21. Rf1 Qg4 22. Qd1 Ngxe5 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. Bf4 Qxd1 25. Raxd1 Nxd3 26. Rxd3 Rad8 27. Rfd1 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 f6 29. Rd7 Rf7 30. Rd8+ Rf8 31. Rd6 a5 32. a3 axb4 33. axb4 e5 34. Bd2 Bb8 35. Rd7 Rf7 36. Rd8+ Rf8 37. Rd7 Rf7 38. Rd5 e4 39. Bc3 f5 40. b5 h6 41. Kg2 f4 42. Bb4 f3+ 43. Kf1 Rf8 44. Rd7 Re8 45. Kf2 Be5 46. Ke3 Ra8 47. c6 bxc6 48. bxc6 Rc8 49. Kxe4 f2 50. Rd1 Re8 51. Kf3 Rc8 52. Kxf2 Rxc6 53. Kf3 Rc4 54. Rd8+ Kf7 55. Rd7+ Ke6 56. Rb7 Kf5 57. h3 h5 58. Rb5 Kg6 59. Rxe5 Rxb4 60. h4 Rb3+ 61. Kf4 Rb4+ 62. Re4 Rxe4+ 63. Kxe4 Kf6 64. Kf4 g5+ 65. hxg5+ Kg6 66. Kf3 Kxg5 67. Kf2 h4 68. gxh4+ Kxh4 1/2-1/2

Jul-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Bilbao 2016 Starts Tomorrow!!!

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This tournament will run from July 13th thru July 23rd 2016.

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User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

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Aug-02-16
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  WinKing: Coming in three days(August 5) Sinquefield Cup 2016!!!

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User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

***<lostemperor> & <Golden Executive> have confirmed they will be open for business for this contest. Still awaiting word from <chessmoron>.***

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Sep-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Correspondence"]
[Site "Internet"]
[Date "2016.??.??"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A31"]
[WhiteElo "2264"]
[BlackElo "2219"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 b6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bb7 6. f3 d6 7. e4 e6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Qd2 a6 12. Rfd1 Rc8 13. b3 Re8 14. Rac1 Qc7 15. Bf1 Qb8 16. Qf2 Bd8 17. g4 h6 18. h4 Ne5 19. g5 hxg5 20. hxg5 Nh7 21. Qg3 Bc7 22. f4 Ng6 23. Rd2 d5 24. e5 dxc4 25. bxc4 Nhf8 26. Rb1 Red8 27. Rb3 Qa8 28. Rbb2 b5 29. cxb5 Bxe5 30. bxa6 Bxa6 31. Bg2 Bxf4 32. Bxf4 Qa7 33. Ncb5 Bxb5 34. Be3 Ba6 35. Nc6 Rxd2 36. Nxa7 Rxb2 37. Nxc8 Bxc8 38. a4 Rb1+ 39. Kh2 Rb2 40. a5 Ba6 41. Bb6 Ra2 42. Qb3 Re2 43. Qb4 Bb7 44. Bf2 Rxf2 45. Qxb7 Nh4 46. a6 Nxg2 47. a7 Ne3+ 48. Kh3 Ra2 49. a8=Q Rxa8 50. Qxa8 Nd5 51. Qe8 f6 52. Kh4 fxg5+ 53. Kxg5 Nf6 54. Qe7 Nf6h7+ 55. Kg4 Nf6+ 56. Kf3 Nd5 57. Qe8 Nf6 58. Qb8 Nf6d7 59. Qa7 Ne5+ 60. Ke2 Ned7 61. Ke3 Ne5 62. Qc7 Ned7 63. Kd4 Kf7 64. Ke4 1/2-1/2

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