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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Feb-05-16
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


click for larger view

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 (90 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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   Current net-worth: 8,494 chessbucks
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   FSR has kibitzed 16615 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-05-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
FSR: This is hilarious. I accidentally bet 100 CBs on Gawain Jones to win. I had meant to bet on a draw; I figured that the odds of Jones winning as Black against Yu Yangyi were infinitesimal. So of course Jones did win and I pocketed 1298 CBs! My best bet by far of the championship leg thus
 
   Feb-04-16 Octavio Troianescu (replies)
 
FSR: Another player who died at 64, like Fischer, Staunton, Steinitz, Mednis, and Planinc.
 
   Feb-02-16 E Blomqvist vs Li Chao, 2016
 
FSR: It always pains me to see my beloved Classical Sicilian getting smacked around by the Richter-Rauzer like this. Nice game by Blomqvist.
 
   Feb-01-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
FSR: Nice Tatas! <<<Carlsen won the category 20 Tata Steel (2013) tournament with a round to spare, his final score being 10/13.> Carlsen won the Tata Steel (2015) outright with a score of 9/13> The year started in the best possible way for Carlsen when he scored 9/13 to win ...
 
   Feb-01-16 Fischer vs D Keller, 1959
 
FSR: Dieter's Delight.
 
   Jan-31-16 L Bruzon Batista vs A Donchenko, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: Wild game!
 
   Jan-30-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: Switch to Caruana-Van Wely?
 
   Jan-29-16 Short vs D Harika, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: Short has lost two games so far this year - both to women! Ju Wenjun vs Short, 2016
 
   Jan-28-16 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: Submitted: [Event "110th U.S. Open"] [Site "Indianapolis, IN"] [Date "2009.08.09"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Fedorowicz, John"] [Black "Rosen, Eric"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2469"] [BlackElo "2141"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.
 
   Jan-26-16 J Figueroa vs Niloofar Nayab, 2008 (replies)
 
FSR: <perfidious> So you're saying that no one will be "Russian" to emulate Black's play in this game?
 
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Oct-17-15
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  TheFocus: We were all chocolate milk drinkers once.
Oct-18-15
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  perfidious: An <FSR> attack sounds dire indeed.
Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Indiana"]
[Site "Indiana"]
[Date "1980.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Billy Colias"]
[Black "Sam Shapiro"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C43"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "87"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Qh4 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 O-O 9. f4 f6 10. Nf3 Qh5 11. Be3 Nc6 12. Qd2 Bd7 13. Rab1 b6 14. h3 Rae8 15. Be2 Qf7 16. g4 Re7 17. Bd3 Rfe8 18. Rbe1 Na5 19. Ng5 fxg5 20. fxg5 Rxe3 21. Rxe3 Rxe3 22. Bxh7+ Kxh7 23. Rxf7 Rg3+ 24. Kf2 Rxh3 25. Qd1 Rh2+ 26. Kg1 Be6 27. Qf3 Rh4 28. Rxg7+ Kxg7 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. Qxe6+ Kf8 31. g6 Kg7 32. Qf7+ Kh6 33. Qh7+ Kg5 34. Qxh4+ Kxh4 35. g7 Nc4 36. g8=Q Kh3 37. Qxd5 Bh2+ 38. Kf2 Bg3+ 39. Ke2 Nd6 40. Qh5+ Bh4 41. g5 Ne4 42. Qf3+ Ng3+ 43. Kf2 Kh2 44. Qg2# 1-0

Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Put the Fun Back Into Chess"]
[Site "Chicago"]
[Date "1982.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Billy Colias"]
[Black "Leonid Kaushansky"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. Na3 b5 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bxb5 axb5 12. Nxb5 Ra4 13. Nbc7+ Kd7 14. c4 Rxc4 15. Qh5 Ne7 16. Qxf7 Rxc7 17. Nf6+ Kc6 18. Qb3 Bh6 19. O-O d5 20. Qb4 Ba6 21. Rac1+ Bxc1 22. Rxc1+ Bc4 23. exd5+ Qxd5 24. Nxd5 Kxd5 25. Rd1+ Ke4 26. f3+ 1-0

Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Aurora, Illinois"]
[Date "1992.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Billy Colias"]
[Black "Marvin Rogan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A80"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "23"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 e6 4. e4 Be7 5. exf5 exf5 6. Bc4 Ne4 7. Nxe4 fxe4 8. Bh6 Kf8 9. Qh5 Bb4+ 10. c3 d5 11. Bxd5 Qf6 12. Bg5 1-0

Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Midwest Class Championships"]
[Site "Wheeling, Illinois"]
[Date "2015.10.11"]
[EventDate "2015.10.09"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Todd Freitag"]
[Black "Dimitri Gurevich"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "2169"]
[BlackElo "2537"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 b5 6. b3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Bb7 8. c4 dxc4 9. bxc4 b4 10. a3 a5 11. axb4 Bxb4 12. Ba3 c5 13. dxc5 Bxa3 14. Rxa3 Nbd7 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. Qd6 Qxd6 17. cxd6 a4 18. Nbd4 Nc5 19. Ne5 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Nfe4 21. Nd3 Nxd3 22. exd3 Nxd6 23. Rfa1 Nb7 24. Rxa4 Rad8 25. Nc6 Rxd3 26. Ra7 Nc5 27. Rc7 Rd7 28. Raa7 Rxc7 29. Rxc7 Re8 30. Ne5 f6 31. Rxc5 fxe5 32. Rxe5 Rc8 33. c5 Kf7 34. f4 Kf6 35. g4 h6 36. h4 g6 37. Kf3 Rc7 38. Ke4 Rc8 39. Kd4 Rd8+ 40. Kc4 Rd1 41. c6 Ke7 42. f5 gxf5 43. gxf5 Rc1+ 44. Kb5 Rb1+ 45. Kc5 1-0

Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: ♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔
<Game Prediction Contest> for the <Bilbao Masters 2015> tournament. In <Golden Executive Forum>

Round 1 will be played next Monday October 26 16:00 CET(UTC+1:00). The posting pairings (probably sometime Sunday). At that point, the game prediction contest will be open.

Line-up:

Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Liren Ding, Wesley So.

Rounds: 6 (double round robin).
Sofia and Bilbao rules apply.

<ALL ARE WELCOME >

Oct-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Thanks, <juan31>!
Nov-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Sunnyvale"]
[Site "Sunnyvale, CA"]
[Date "1974.??.??"]
[EventDate "1974.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Browne, Walter"]
[Black "Waterman, Dennis"]
[ECO "B39"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Ng4 8. Qxg4 Nxd4 9. Qd1 Ne6 10. Rc1 d6 11. Bd3 Bd7 12. O-O Bc6 13. Qd2 Qa5 14. Bb1 Qh5 15. Nd5 g5 16. f3 Be5 17. g3 Rg8 18. Qf2 Bf4 19. Kh1 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 f6 21. f4 gxf4 22. gxf4 Kd7 23. f5 Ng5 24. c5 Nf7 25. Nf4 Qh6 26. Qb3 Rg7 27. cxd6 Nxd6 28. Qe6+ Ke8 29. Rxc6 bxc6 30. e5 Rb8 31. b3 Rb4 32. exd6 Rxf4 33. Re1 Qxh2+ 0-1

Nov-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: To < FSR>

♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔ In < Golden Executive forum > <Game Prediction Contest> for the <London Chess Classic 2015> tournament. Round 1 will be played next Friday December 4 16:00 GMT(UTC +0:00).

Line-up:
Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Adams.

Rounds: 9

The full pairings are released; the game prediction contest is open right now.

Just post your predictions before each round begins.

Nov-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: The 7th London Chess Classic 2015 Tournament starts Friday December 4th - http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

The tournament runs from December 4th thru December 13th, 2015.

< Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (3 categories to medal in)

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

The two contests are now active & open for business!

*****

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Nov-30-15
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  FSR: Thanks, <juan31> and <WinKing>!
Dec-24-15
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  Penguincw: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year <FSR>.

Good luck in the Championship leg.

Dec-25-15
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  offramp: Merry Christmas.

I do the Times Listener Crossword. Number 4377 has as its theme The Immortal Zugzwang game. Did you write its Wikipedia article?

Dec-25-15
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  chancho: Merry Christmas <FSR>!
Dec-25-15
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  moronovich: Merry Christmas <FSR> !
Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <FSR> Merry Christmas!
Dec-30-15
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  Sularus: Happy holidays <FSR>!
Dec-31-15
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  MarkFinan: Happy New Year to you too cuddlebumps..

If you lived in England, every time you walked down the street we'd be chanting this for you..

".You only sing when you're winning, singggg when you're winning, you <only> sing when you're winning".

Which isn't too often Frederico. Anyways.. I better go wish those kind people who wished me a happy new year the same back. And never forget this post Darth Rhine..

I will destroy the old sith "rule of two" (switch and Chnebly) and leave the force and Ceegee Galaxy in lightness. Never again will I allow a sith apprentice place higher than me, Karpy or Pengerz.

Dec-31-15
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  chancho: http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/feli...
Jan-14-16
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  WinKing: Two More Days!!!

♘Tata Steel♘ !!! Tata Steel 2016 !!! ♗Tata Steel♗

This tournament will run from January 16th thru January 31st 2016.

Participants include: Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren, Pavel Eljanov, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, David Navara, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan & Loek van Wely.

*****

<<> The 'Prediction Extravaganza - Tata Steel' event! <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (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)

All three of the organizers <lostemperor>, <Golden Executive> & <chessmoron> have confirmed they will be running their contests for this event 'Tata Steel'.

*****

Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Tournament - Two More Days!!!

Jan-16-16
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  centralfiles: <FSR> Just curious what your opinion is on chess.com slow ratings. Overrated? Underrated? About right? Thanks
Jan-23-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <centralfiles> Too low. My own "Standard" rating is a pathetic 1945, about 250 points below my current USCF OTB rating.
Jan-24-16
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  centralfiles: Thanks
Jan-28-16
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "110th U.S. Open"]
[Site "Indianapolis, IN"]
[Date "2009.08.09"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Fedorowicz, John"]
[Black "Rosen, Eric"]
[ECO "D35"]
[WhiteElo "2469"]
[BlackElo "2141"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 8. h3 Nbd7 9. f4 Nb6 10. Bd3 Be7 11. Nf3 Qd6 12. f5 Qg3+ 13. Kd2 Ne4+ 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Qf2+ 16. Kc3 Bb4+ 0-1

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