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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Jan-18-17
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-eight 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 (105 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 16919 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-17 Golden Executive chessforum
 
FSR: Round 5: Eljanov - Aronian 1/2 Karjakin - Adhiban 1-0 So - Harikrishna 1/2 Wojtaszek - Van Wely 1-0 Andreikin - Rapport 1-0 Wei - Giri 1/2 Nepomniachtchi - Carlsen 1/2
 
   Jan-17-17 Hans Berliner (replies)
 
FSR: He died on January 13. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/...
 
   Jan-15-17 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
 
FSR: The late Hugh Myers would have liked all the rook-pawn moves.
 
   Jan-07-17 Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: Correct is 14...f6! and Black is OK! J Gunnarsson vs M Ulfarsson, 2001
 
   Jan-07-17 Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 (replies)
 
FSR: Bled to Death.
 
   Jan-05-17 Shirov vs S Sevian, 2016
 
FSR: Sam I Am.
 
   Jan-03-17 Euwe vs Lilienthal, 1937
 
FSR: After playing his 70th move, Lilienthal must have thought, <All I Need Is a Miracle, All I Need is Euwe>.
 
   Jan-03-17 Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977
 
FSR: Viktor Victorious.
 
   Jan-02-17 WinKing chessforum (replies)
 
...
 
   Dec-30-16 F Perez Ponsa vs Ivanchuk, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: Ivanchuk tried this line again a few days later at the World Blitz Championship. It didn't go well: Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2016
 
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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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Aug-02-16
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  WinKing: Coming in three days(August 5) Sinquefield Cup 2016!!!

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This tournament will run from Aug. 5th thru Aug. 14th 2016. (9 Rounds)

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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

Dec-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <FSR: I nominate the final rapid game in the world championship match for tomorrow's GOTD, under the title "Sacking the Queen for the Crown.">

Blimey, did YOU get a wrong number!

Dec-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Well, I picked the right game, but my suggestion <was> admittedly a little unwieldy.
Dec-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: If the worst you can say about a pun on this site is that it's unwieldy, you have a winner. I liked it better than what they ultimately picked, in large part because of the unique opportunity to use it, and the selected can be applied much more easily to other games. I doubt we'll see the possibility of a Queen sac winning a WCC again. It reminds me of the Hocus Pocus travesty, but that's a different matter.
Dec-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  YouRang: <FSR: I nominate the final rapid game in the world championship match for tomorrow's GOTD, under the title "Sacking the Queen for the Crown.">

Your would have been a MUCH better choice, even by cg.com's own pun judging recommendations:

<6. When judging the game, take into account both the educational value (e.g., opening, <<<sacrifices>>>, strategy, endgame, annotation, etc.) as well as <<<the historical value (e.g., a last round tournament game>>>, a game associated with an anecdote, <<<a game that secured a title>>>, etc.).>

(From Pun Voting Booth)

Dec-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Very good pun <FSR> !
Dec-03-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I'm glad some folks liked my pun. Thanks, all!
Dec-03-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: happy holidays to your clan :)
Dec-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The pun eventually used was good, but it's certainly true that FSR's pun was a good one. I'm sorry if I sounded snippy.
Dec-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi FSR!

4 days till (December 9th) the London Chess Classic 2016!!!

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This tournament will run from Dec. 9th thru Dec. 18th 2016. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Adams, Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik Nakamura, So, Topalov & Vachier-Lagrave.

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Dec-24-16
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  Penguincw: Happy Holidays <FSR>. :)

Hope you return and play in the Championship leg, which starts right in the new year.

Dec-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Merry Christmas to you <FSR>! :)
Dec-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Merry Christmas <FSR>!

and a Happy New Year !

Dec-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Happy New Year <FSR>! 😊
Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: 1.e4 c5
2.c3 Nf6
3.e5 Nd5
4.d4 cxd4
5.Nf3 d6
6.cxd4 Nc6
7.Bc4 Nb6
8.Bxf7+<!?>


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8...Kxf7
9.e6+<!> Kg8
10.d5 Ne5
11.Nc3 <Best, stockfish notwithstanding> 11...g6


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This is easily the most common position reached after 8.Bxf7 I must have played this upwards of 40 times in Blitz games.

12.Nxe5 dxe5
13.Qf3 Qe8
14.Qe4 Bg7
15.Be3


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This position has netted me many free blitz points. 15...Qf8 <16.a4 is coming so black must save the knight as exchanging in center is ggod for white at every point. 15..Qd8 16.O-O followed by an evntual f4 will only make whites job easier> 16.a4 Qf5
17.Qb4


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17...e4 <The best try, other moves will end up leaving white an extra passed a-pawn> 18.Rd1! <it took me a long time to realize this move was the only way for white to retain a possible winning advantage. moves such as O-O-O, Qxe7, Bxb6 or capturing on e4 simply peter out> 18...Bxc3+<!?><This bold exchange might still save the draw, again we must ignore stockfish here> 19.bxc3 <Qxc3 takes pressure off e7 allowing ...h6> 19...Nxd5 <The point of exchanging the bishop of course>


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20.Rxd5 Qxd5
21.Qxe7 Qxe6!<...Bxe6 Bd4 Qd7 Qf6 is winning> 22.Qd8+ Kf7
23.Qxh8 Qf6!! <The point of 18...Bxc3+> 24.Qxh7+ Qg7
25.Qxg7+ <Forced now as 25.Qh4 Qxc3+ will get black his draw> 25...Kxg7


click for larger view

And now I must turn to you FSR
Does white have a win here?
Perhaps just winning chances?
Or will a GM draw easily with the black pieces?

Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: I guess that's quite some theory for an obscure sac but hey it was fun.
Jan-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  centralfiles: I am curious to hear the assessment of a strong player on position in the last diagram. Im really not sure about it myself.
Jan-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <FSR>!

3 days till Tata Steel - Saturday Jan. 14th 2017!!!

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Average rating: 2753 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings of December 2016)

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