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|Oct-13-12|| ||Karpova: I think 'The World's Great Chess Games' was published in 1951 but I don't own that book.|
|Oct-13-12|| ||thomastonk: <Karpova> Thank you for the hint. |
I have the first German edition of that book from 1976. Within the chapter entitled "Reuben Fine", he reports briefly on his blindfold games and on his career as a chess book author, but there is nothing that corresponds to that quote.
|Oct-29-12|| ||Conrad93: This is his wife?
|Oct-29-12|| ||brankat: By looking at the photo, frankly, I can't even tell whether that is R.Fine. But if it is him (and his wife), why would it be absurd? Because she happens to be pretty?|
|Oct-29-12|| ||Conrad93: What is a babe like that doing with a nerd? It shouldn't be possible. Especially if she's a blonde. |
Brankat, you need to get out more.
|Oct-30-12|| ||OhioChessFan: It's my experience the pretty blondes at the beach are always fascinated by people reading books like "Chess Openings", and love to spend the day making chessboards in the sand.|
|Oct-30-12|| ||waustad: Besides, he was also a shrink. That pays a lot better than being a chess player most of the time.|
|Oct-30-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Don't be silly. She was interested in his chess mind, not his psychologist money.|
|Oct-30-12|| ||RookFile: Learn something new every day. The picture is an amazing find.|
|Oct-31-12|| ||FSR: <OhioChessFan: It's my experience the pretty blondes at the beach are always fascinated by people reading books like "Chess Openings", and love to spend the day making chessboards in the sand.>|
I seem to recall that the brawny guy in the Charles Atlas ad who kicked sand in the skinny guy's face had a copy of MCO under his brawny arm. No doubt that was key to his success with the ladies.
|Nov-01-12|| ||HeMateMe: Some chicks dig the nerd. It's a proven fact.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||Conrad93: Hot chicks dig nerds? Where do you live? I need to move there.|
|Nov-08-12|| ||stanleys: A pic from Fine's simultaneous in Leningrad, 1937 (score +14 -7 =9)|
|Nov-08-12|| ||RookFile: You can tell they put some ringers in that simul, 7 losses would be a high total for a world class player like Fine.|
|Nov-11-12|| ||stanleys: <RookFile> It's a brilliant result when you compare it to those of Capablanca (+7-14=9), Flohr (+11-20=19). Well some of their opponents were already of master strenght|
|Nov-11-12|| ||RookFile: Right. Not like Fine was stronger than those guys - maybe they brought out senior master guys for Capa, as opposed to masters for Fine. In any event, any time you give a simul in Russia and come out with a plus score, you've done well.|
|Nov-12-12|| ||stanleys: Here is the list of Flohr's opponents (in Russian) - http://chesspro.ru/guestnew/upload/...|
There are names like Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush, Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky,
Dmitry Osipovich Rovner,
Andrey Mikhailovich Batuev,
Alexander S Budo
The simultaneous lasted nearly 11 hours!
|Nov-12-12|| ||RookFile: Right - some titled players, others at least master strength. Fine had an excellent result.|
|Jan-09-13|| ||King Radio: That is not his wife. She is some Hollywood actress, if I recall correctly, who was in some publicity shots with Fine. I can't remember her name offhand, but I have that pic captioned somewhere. If I can find it, I'll post her name.|
|Jan-09-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Her name is Jane Nigh. She was in an early TV show called Big Town.|
|Jan-09-13|| ||Gejewe: <RookFile>
These simuls must have been quite a tough job, even for chess-stars like Capablanca and Fine.
A few years ago I noticed the following game in the “Wiener Schachzeitung” from a simultaneous with clocks given in Moscow by Rueben Fine. It is an extremely brutal game, difficult to imagine that the player of the black pieces is the grandmasters opponent in a simul !
But Alexander Chistiakov was a strong Soviet master, and two years after this game, he was competing in the final of the 11th USSR championship in 1939 together with Botvinnik and others.
His best result was probably winning the Moscow championship in 1950 together with Yuri Averbakh. That is the kind of opposition that Fine and the other guests could expect in a simultaneous display in those days !
Fine,R - Chistiakov,A
Moscow , Clocksimul. (6), 1937
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0–0 0–0 6.c4 d5 7.Nc3 c6 8.Bf4 Qe8 9.Qc2 Qh5 10.Rab1 Nbd7 11.c5 Ne4 12.b4 g5!
[12...Bf6 13.b5 , Reshevsky-Botwinnik , Nottingham 1936 13...Ndxc5 14.Nxe4! fxe4 (14...Nxe4 15.bxc6 bxc6 16.Qxc6) 15.Qxc5 exf3 16.Bxf3 Qe8 17.Rfe1 and e4..]
[13...g4 14.Ne5 Ng5; 13...Bf6]
[14...g4 15.hxg4 fxg4 16.Nxe4! dxe4 17.Nh4]
[Better 15.Nxe4 fxe4 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 g4 18.h4]
15...g4 16.hxg4 fxg4 17.Nh4
[17.Nxe4 gxf3 18.Bxf3 Qh2+ –+; 17.Ne5 Qh2+ 18.Kf1 Nxg3+! 19.fxg3 Rf6+ 20.Nf3 gxf3 21.exf3 Rxf3+ –+]
[17...Nxc3 18.Qxc3 Bxh4 19.gxh4 Qxh4 20.e4! and white has the initiative]
[18.Bf4 Bxh4! (18...Rf6 19.Kxf2 Rxf4+ 20.gxf4 Bxh4+) 19.Bxh6 Bxg3]
[19.Rh1 Qf7+ and ..Bg5]
[20.Kg1 g3 21.Be5 Qh2+ 22.Kf1 Nxe5 23.dxe5 Bd7 and ..Rf8+; Better 20.Bg3 Rf6+ 21.Bf3 Qg5 (21...Qh5 22.Rh1) 22.Rg1!]
[21.Kd2 exd4 22.Na4 Ne5! 23.Bxe5 Qg5+ 24.e3 Qxe5 25.exd4 Qf4+! and..Bf5 with a strong attack]
[21...Qg3+ 22.Bf3 and Rg1..]
22.Kxd4 Qf2+ 23.Kd3
[23.Ke4? Nxc5+ 24.bxc5 Bf5#; 23.Kc4 Nxe5+]
24.Bxe5 Bf5+ 25.e4
[25.Be4 Rd8+ 26.Bd6 Rdxd6+ 27.cxd6 Rxd6+ 28.Kc4 Be6+ 29.Bd5 cxd5+ 30.Kb3 d4+ 31.Kb2 Rc6!‚; 25.Ne4 Rd8+ 26.Bd6 Qxg2 27.Qc4+ Re6–+]
[Better 26.Nd5 Rxd5+ 27.Kc3 Qxc2+ 28.Kxc2 Rxe5 29.exf5 Rxf5]
26...Rdxd6+! 27.cxd6 Rxd6+ 28.Nd5 Qg3+!!
[28...Rxd5+ 29.Kc3 Qd4+ 30.Kb3]
[29.Kd4 Rxd5+ and 30.Kc4 b5#; 29.Kc4 cxd5+ 30.Kb5 Bd7+ 31.Ka5 Ra6#; 29.Re3 Rxd5+ 30.Kc4 (30.Ke2 Qxg2+) 30...Qxe3 31.exf5 b5#; 29.Ke2! Qxg2+ 30.Kd1 Rxd5+ 31.Kc1 Qxc2+ 32.Kxc2 Bg6 33.Kc3 Rg5 with a big advantage ]
[30.exd5 Qxg2+ 31.Re2 Qxd5+ and ..Bxc2]
30...Qxe1+ 31.Kb2 Qxb4+–+ 32.Ka1 Qd4+ 33.Qb2
33...Qxb2+ 34.Kxb2 Rb5+
35.Kc1 Rxb1+ 36.Kxb1 Bg6 37.Kc2 Kf7 38.Kd3 Ke6 39.Kd4 b6 40.Bf1 c5+ 0–1
This is human analysis, and it was done 75 years ago. It is very probable that the Houdini 3 engine will be able to find improvements, but even as it is, it clearly indicates the brilliance of Chistiakov's play, and the tough job these simul-givers had to face.
|Feb-15-13|| ||whiteshark: I'm Fine. The rest of you need therapy.
|Apr-12-13|| ||Antiochus: In Fine vs H Steiner, 1945, Fine sacrificed a knight for the central control at move 17, winning quicly.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Conrad93: What is a babe like that doing with a nerd? It shouldn't be possible. Especially if she's a blonde.>|
My experience suggests that you'd do well to be less cocksure. Women (even blondes) are individuals, and some of them are indeed attracted by manifest intelligence.
|Apr-24-13|| ||perfidious: <Abdel Irada>: As stated by <kb2ct> here: Kenneth Rogoff|
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