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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Oct-01-14
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."

ChessGames co-founder Alberto A Artidiello and I were teammates on our high school chess team, 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.

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. My user page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K....

Thirty-two of my games are in chessgames.com's database: see Frederick Rhine. 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.chessvibes.com/reports/7...

As far as I know, I have successfully submitted more puns for Game of the Day than any other user (69 at last count). 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).

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

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   FSR has kibitzed 15039 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-01-14 Emanuel Lasker
 
FSR: <Everett: Yeah, Lasker would have a mountain to climb regarding current theory. I mean, he would have to learn the Berlin Ruy with all those endgame principles. He would likely just be at sea looking at the positions in the latest WC. NOT.> Tersely stated, but correct.
 
   Sep-30-14 J Henseler vs D Klein, 2011
 
FSR: Klein Battle.
 
   Sep-30-14 S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004 (replies)
 
FSR: 31.Ra8+! Kxa8 32.Qa5+ forces mate. First!
 
   Sep-29-14 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: <perfidious> I was lucky enough to avoid that mess.
 
   Sep-29-14 Ryder vs NN, 1899 (replies)
 
FSR: <kyg16: A new FSR pun??> Yup, No. 72. Game Collection: Puns I submitted
 
   Sep-29-14 Szily vs Wloch, 1943
 
FSR: Szily Putty.
 
   Sep-26-14 Capablanca vs R T Black, 1911 (replies)
 
FSR: This game effectively decided first place in the tournament, since Marshall won, just half a point ahead of Capablanca. New York Masters (1911)
 
   Sep-25-14 R Figares vs K McDonald, 1996 (replies)
 
FSR: This one is a shocker to me. Easy when it's presented as a puzzle, but I could easily imagine overlooking it in a game.
 
   Sep-19-14 D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014 (replies)
 
FSR: <eternaloptimist: <Phony> Congrats on defeating a FM! U orchestrated your attack very well! Thx for submitting this pun & game.> <Phony> is not given to tooting his own horn. He did put the game on Facebook. I, not he, submitted it to CG.com. I don't know who came up ...
 
   Sep-16-14 Hjartarson vs Beliavsky, 1988 (replies)
 
FSR: 41...Rxd2 42.Qxd2 (42.Rxd2 Qf1#) Bxc5+ 0-1
 
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Sep-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Vidmar Memorial"]
[Site "Ljubljana"]
[Date "1969.06.02"]
[EventDate "1969.06.13"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Musil, Vojko"]
[Black "Barcza, Gedeon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C45"]
[PlyCount "95"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Qf6 7. Qe2 Nge7 8. g3 Nd4 9. Nxd4 Bxd4 10. Nd1 O-O 11. Bg2 Qe6 12. O-O Bb6 13. Ne3 c6 14. Qd3 Qg6 15. b3 d5 16. Ba3 dxe4 17. Bxe4 f5 18. Bg2 Rd8 19. Qe2 Qe6 20. Rfe1 Ng6 21. Nc4 Qxe2 22. Rxe2 f4 23. Nxb6 axb6 24. Bb2 fxg3 25. hxg3 Bg4 26. f3 Bf5 27. a3 Re8 28. Rae1 Rxe2 29. Rxe2 Rd8 30. Kf2 Kf7 31. Ke1 h5 32. Rd2 Rxd2 33. Kxd2 h4 34. gxh4 Nxh4 35. Bh1 b5 36. Bd4 Be6 37. Bf2 Ng6 38. Ke3 Bf5 39. c4 bxc4 40. bxc4 Ne5 41. Kd4 Ke6 42. Bg3 Nd3 43. f4 g6 44. Bf3 Kd6 45. Be2 Nc5 46. Bf3 Ne6+ 47. Kc3 Nc5 48. Bf2 1/2-1/2

Sep-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Vidmar Memorial"]
[Site "Ljubljana"]
[Date "1969.06.02"]
[EventDate "1969.06.13"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Bajec, Ivo"]
[Black "Damjanovic, Mato"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E42"]
[PlyCount "80"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 cxd4 7. axb4 dxc3 8. Nxc3 O-O 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Be2 Nc6 11. b5 Ne5 12. Qd4 Re8 13. O-O b6 14. b3 Bb7 15. Bb2 Ned7 16. Ra3 Nc5 17. Bf3 Ne6 18. Qh4 h6 19. Ne2 Ng5 20. Nd4 Nfe4 21. Kh1 Nd2 22. Rfa1 Qf6 23. Rxa7 Rxa7 24. Rxa7 Qg6 25. Ra1 Ra8 26. Rd1 Ndxf3 27. gxf3 Ra2 28. Bc3 Nxf3 29. Qg3 Qxg3 30. hxg3 Rxf2 31. Nxf3 d4 32. Kg1 Rxf3 33. Bxd4 Rxg3+ 34. Kf1 Rg5 35. b4 Rxb5 36. Rb1 Rf5+ 37. Ke2 b5 38. Rc1 Bd5 39. Rg1 Bc4+ 40. Kd2 g5 0-1

Sep-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Vidmar Memorial"]
[Site "Ljubljana"]
[Date "1969.06.02"]
[EventDate "1969.06.13"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Gheorghiu, Florin"]
[Black "Robatsch, Karl"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E05"]
[PlyCount "148"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Ne5 c5 8. dxc5 Qc7 9. Nxc4 Qxc5 10. b3 Rd8 11. Nbd2 Nc6 12. Ba3 Qh5 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. e3 Qb5 15. Qf3 Nc6 16. Rfd1 Rf8 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 a5 19. Rac1 Qb4 20. Nd6 Qa3 21. Qa4 Qxa4 22. bxa4 Ra6 23. Rb1 Ra7 24. Nb5 Ra6 25. Nc7 Ra7 26. Rb6 g6 27. f4 Kg7 28. Nb5 Ra8 29. Rd6 e5 30. Nc7 Ra7 31. a3 exf4 32. gxf4 Nd8 33. Bd5 Bg4 34. Kf2 Ne6 35. Bxe6 fxe6 36. Nxe6+ Bxe6 37. Rxe6 Rf7 38. Re8 g5 39. Kf3 gxf4 40. exf4 Rc7 41. h4 h5 42. f5 Ra6 43. Rxa6 bxa6 44. Kf4 Rc1 45. Re7+ Kf6 46. Re6+ Kf7 47. Kg5 Rc4 48. Rxa6 Rg4+ 49. Kxh5 Rxa4 50. Kg5 Rxa3 51. Ra7+ Kg8 52. Kg6 Rg3+ 53. Kf6 Rb3 54. Ra8+ Kh7 55. Rxa5 Rb6+ 56. Kg5 Rb1 57. Ra7+ Kg8 58. h5 Rg1+ 59. Kf6 Rb1 60. Ra8+ Kh7 61. Ke7 Rb7+ 62. Kf8 Rb6 63. Ra7+ Kh6 64. Kf7 Kg5 65. Kg7 Kxf5 66. h6 Rg6+ 67. Kh7 Rg1 68. Rf7+ Ke6 69. Rg7 Rh1 70. Rg2 Kf7 71. Rf2+ Ke6 72. Kg8 Rg1+ 73. Kh8 Rg6 74. h7 Ke7 1/2-1/2

Sep-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: [Event "Vidmar Memorial"]
[Site "Ljubljana"]
[Date "1969.06.02"]
[EventDate "1969.06.13"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Stupica, Janesz"]
[Black "Matanovic, Aleksandar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D58"]
[PlyCount "52"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nbd7 11. Qe2 Ne4 12. Bg3 Bd6 13. Rac1 Bxg3 14. hxg3 c5 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Rfd1 Qe7 17. Bb5 Nf6 18. dxc5 bxc5 19. Nd2 Bb7 20. Nb3 Rfc8 21. Ba6 Rab8 22. Bxb7 Qxb7 23. Rd2 Qb5 24. Qxb5 Rxb5 25. Rdc2 Nd7 26. Rd1 Nb6 1/2-1/2

Sep-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Note to self: Round 10 completed.
Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Day 1 of Seattle Fall Open in the books. Lost an English Defense G/60 to a 2220 player (I'll show you the game later-- I thought I could defend and enter a better endgame, but no) and then won two games at normal time controls: crushed a C player's Czech Benoni with g3/h4/Bh3* and then outplayed a B player in a game that lasted until midnight. In the latter game I played a Saemisch setup against his ...c5 KID/Benoni; he eschewed Öe6 and instead undeveloped both his knights by move 10, yet somehow got a reasonable game which probably means I had my head up my butt again.

This morning I'm paired against a 2050 I think. Hoping for a Benko or a French.

[*IM Sielecki's recommendation in his 1.d4 Repertoire series, but even though it worked great I'm not sure I'm keen to repeat it.]

Sep-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Shams> I hope the rest of the tournament went well.
Sep-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <FSR> Not particularly. I need to work on my endurance; I always crash and burn on Sundays. Brain fatigue.

Round 4: Lost in like 15 moves to a FIDE 2100 rated kid from Vancouver. Played like a moron, but at least I got to duck out and watch the Seahawks game. The opening went 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 g6 4.dc and we ended up in a kind of reverse-Catalan. I should have played a Hedgehog setup but I did not; instead I played a "combination" that would shame a C player. I probably won't be sharing this game. :)

Round 5: An interesting game that deserved a lot more than I gave it. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 (my new anti-Grunfeld try) ...Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.Nc3 and here I expected a normal Saemisch KID but instead of castling Black played the interesting and probably not-as-premature-as-it-looks 5Öc5!?. Either taking or pushing were probably best but I played instead 6.Nge2 which objectively isnít a bad move but it does allow a transposition into a Sicilian. Since I stopped playing 1.e4 in part because I donít like playing these positions this must be regarded as a foolish choice on my part.

Nevertheless I do know some of the theory and I actually got a favorable version of the Maroczy Bind, and I was all set to squeeze him for many moves. (Specifically, my LSB hadn't moved so I was able to play Be3/Qd2 instead of Bd2 to guard against ...Bxc3 by Black which, shamefully, seems to be good for him.)

Alas, I pushed a pawn that should not have been disturbed, missing a simple tactic-- and this after 30 minutes' thought. Thankfully his time management was bad and after giving up the dark squares he agreed to my draw offer in time trouble; he was still clearly winning in the final position but I had cheapo mate threats and he wasnít a fast player.

All in all, 2.5/5 in the open section, not bad for my first tournament in years but still not that impressive. Losses against an expert and a master, wins against a B and C player, and a draw against a B player.

Sep-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: It can take a while to get back in form after a long layoff. As for brain fatigue, I always used to hang my face in the latter parts of tournaments. Last year I started eating light lunches and dinners during tournaments, and bringing along fruit and/or trail mix to eat during my games. (I was inspired by Dmitry Gurevich, who blamed my impulsive decision to sac an exchange in our simul game on my consumption of Coke and a candy bar, and recommended eating broccoli instead.) I proceeded to have my two best tournaments ever monetarily speaking, back to back.
Sep-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Incidentally, I don't know about your preferences, but I really like Game/90, increment/30. Avoid the evil delay if you can, and of course sudden death.
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Shams> 5...c5 there looks fine. Since trading queens doesn't look like any great shakes, I'd just play 6.d5. If you want to avoid 5...c5, you might consider 5.Be3!? instead of 5.Nc3. Opening Explorer Of course, since the Dzindzi Gambit is considered sound, you can't avoid ...c5 for long: 5.Be3 0-0 6.Nc3 c5! btw, have you seen Kaufman's book on 3.f3?
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <FSR> Yes, I'm playing the 6.Nge2 lines to avoid the ...c5 pawn sac lines after 6.Be3.

Haven't seen the Kaufmann book; do you think it's good? IIRC you had his book on the Blumenfeld.

Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I like all of Kaufman's books. The only books of his that I know of (all of which I have) are his two repertoire books http://www.bookbyte.com/textbooks/c... http://www.amazon.com/Kaufman-Reper... and his book on 3.f3. http://www.newinchess.com/Sabotage_...
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <FSR> Wow, that looks right up my alley. Thanks!
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Shams> FWIW, 3.f3, although a fairly rare bird, is White's best-scoring third move in CG.com's database. Opening Explorer I recently used it to roll a 1973 on GameKnot. http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=206...
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <FSR> Giri had a nice win a few weeks back with <3.f3>. Your link isn't working for me but I'd like to see the game; do you think you could post the PGN?
Sep-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Here are a couple recent Giri wins with <3.f3>:

A Giri vs Gelfand, 2014
A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014

Sep-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: [Event "Let's play chess"]
[Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=206..."]
[Date "2014.09.15"]
[Round "-"]
[White "krakatoa1"]
[Black "bibersmoelf"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2038"]
[BlackElo "1946"]
[TimeControl "1/604800"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O f5 10. e5 Nb4 11. Nh3 Be6 12. Kb1 Nb4d5 13. Ng5 Nxc3+ 14. Qxc3 Bd5 15. h4 e6 16. Bd3 Na4 17. Qb4 b5 18. Qd2 Qe8 19. b3 Nb6 20. h5 gxh5 21. Rc1 c6 22. Nh3 a5 23. Nf4 a4 24. b4 Bc4 25. Nxh5 Rf7 26. g4 Bxd3+ 27. Qxd3 Nd5 28. Bd2 Qd7 29. Rcg1 f4 30. g5 Rf5 31. Nf6+ Bxf6 32. gxf6+ Kf8 33. Rg7 Qd8 34. Rhxh7 Nxf6 35. Rf7+ Kg8 36. exf6 Rxf6 37. Rhg7+ Kh8 38. Qh7# 1-0

Sep-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I was inspired by S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013.
Sep-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Nice crush! Is the early ...f5 a popular move there?
Sep-25-14  Sarah Palin: <Shams> You betcha! Opening Explorer
Sep-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <Sarah Palin> Lol. Thanks ma'am. Can't say I had you figured for a chessplayer.

I also note that you're not a premium member but somehow you were able to go up to move 9 in the opening explorer. Almost as if...nah, never mind.

Sep-26-14  Sarah Palin: <Shams> Don't misunderestimate me. I read <all> the chess periodicals - just don't ask me to name one. As for Opening Explorer, a buddy of mine at the NSA hacked it for me.
Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR> Hope you have not had to leave town by air these last few days--I was supposed to fly through Chicago Friday morning on the way home, but never got there. United were kind enough to offer a Sunday morning alternative, but I declined this in favour of spending only one extra day out west and returning via Atlanta.

Hear things are still a mess after Friday's fire; just glad the whole business is done with from my POV anyway.

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <perfidious> I was lucky enough to avoid that mess.
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