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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen May-29-16
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 (94 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 16800 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-16 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: Round 5: Safarli - Giri 1/2 Caruana - Radjabov 1-0 Mamedyarov - Mamedov 1-0 Karjakin - Hou 1/2 Harikrishna - Eljanov 1-0
 
   May-28-16 Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883
 
FSR: Richter Rouser.
 
   May-28-16 Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924
 
FSR: <edubueno> He hardly demonstrated it in this tournament: Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 . And as <Caissanist> pointed out, simply 22.Bc5 would have left Lasker a pawn up for nothing in this game.
 
   May-27-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: He did it! We have a check!
 
   May-26-16 A Shaw vs NN, 2011
 
FSR: A pretty game. Note that this is one of the very rare games where a player responds to NxKBP by playing O-O (cf. F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 ). I've only done it twice in my life, separated by well over 30 years.
 
   May-26-16 centralfiles chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: Note that Giri avoided the bishop sac with ...dxe5 rather than ...Nb6 in R Mamedov vs A Giri, 2016 . No doubt he was quaking in his boots. :-)
 
   May-19-16 Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 (replies)
 
FSR: I tried to nominate <Foning It In> as a pun for this game, but got an error message saying that the game had already been Game of the Day. Kind of weird, since other games (such as W So vs Nakamura, 2015 - <Mate Me in St. Louis> and <Black Knights Matter>) have been ...
 
   May-18-16 Kiril D Georgiev vs D Tahiri, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: 12 moves!
 
   May-17-16 FSR chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: 9...Bxe6 10.Ng5+ Kg8 (10...Kf6!) 11.Nxe6 Qc8! 12.Nxf8 Nxd4! is, I presume, the improvement you're referring to.
 
   May-16-16 H E Myers vs Tirso Alvarez, 1966 (replies)
 
FSR: 17.Ne6+ Nxe6 18.Qxf7#
 
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May-05-16
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  centralfiles: Do you play Sicilian as black?
Do you meet c3 with ...Nf6?
May-06-16
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  FSR: <centralfiles> Yes. Yes.
May-06-16
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  centralfiles: I have been experimenting very successfully for a year or two now in online blitz with the crazy e5 Nf6 d4 cxd4 Nc6 Bc4 Nb6 Bxf7+!? Kxf7


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e6+!?
The deeper I'm looking in to it the more I'm beginning to think it might be strong enough for a surprise try(in blitz) even at the highest level. How would you try to answer it?

May-07-16
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  FSR: <centralfiles> It definitely has shock value. Maybe 9...Kxe6!? 10.Ng5+ Kd7 11.Nf7 Qe8 12.Nxh8 e6, which Komodo says favors Black.
May-07-16
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  centralfiles: Heh... Using Komodo
I wanted your opinion not Komodo's :)
Btw if I remember correctly after 13.Nc3 it's not really so clear. Either way how would you play as a human if faced with it in real game...
May-07-16
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  centralfiles: It's not that I think there's no refutation only that it seems deep enough to be hard to find even with a little computer help I would say that in the about 50 games I've tried it in I don't think I get worse position out of opening even once usually I had winning position despite strong opposition

But it was almost all blitz though.

May-08-16
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  centralfiles: After 9... Kxe6 Ng5+ Kd7 Nf7 Qe8 Nxh8 e6(...g5!? is unclear perhaps best but not ...g6 d5! and white is for choice) Nc3 a)13...Be7 Qg4 ~
b)13...g6 O-O
b1)14...Bg7 d5 Nxd5 Nxd5 exd5 Qxd5 Bxh8 Bf4 =~
b2)14...Be7 d5 Nxd5 Nxd5 exd5 Qxd5 Qxh8 Re1 =~
May-16-16
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  centralfiles: I guess your not in the mood of spending time looking into this. I didn't really intend for you to do so originally just wanted to know how you would reply OTB In blitz Most players reply ...Kg8 d5 Ne5 Nc3


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I'm very happy to play white here.

May-17-16
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  FSR: <centralfiles> I would not want to play that position. Black's pieces are tied in knots. Frankly, now that I know this is a possibility, I would probably respond to Bc4 with either ...e6 or ...dxe5 to avoid this line. But in a blitz game, not having known about the possibility of Bxf7+, I would probably have played ...Nb6, allowing the sac, and responded to e6+ by taking the pawn either with the bishop or the king (and most likely lost against someone like you had analyzed the lines in advance). I think it is very hard for Black to figure out a good response OTB, especially in a blitz game.
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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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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