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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Aug-09-18
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

I attended Lane Technical High School in Chicago with the late Chessgames.com co-founder Alberto A Artidiello until he moved out of Chicago. Lane's chess team won the Illinois state championship my junior and senior years, becoming the first school ever to win consecutive championships. Albert also became a master, as did my 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 (which only 11 Wikipedians have received). My user page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K....

Forty-nine 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 anyone else (128 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. "As far as I can tell, <FSR> is churning out 'actual puns' almost as fast as I can [insert bodily function of choice]." User: johnlspouge

I am responsible for World Junior Championship (1957), Vidmar Memorial (1969), Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014), and Game Collection: Drawing lines, among others.

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

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   FSR has kibitzed 18528 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-05-18 D Freeman vs M Legein, 2011
 
FSR: 5...d6 is terrible. Black should play 5...axb5, which gives him a plus score. Opening Explorer
 
   Aug-05-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
FSR: <jith1207> Here ya go: http://www.uschess.org/datapage/rat...
 
   Aug-03-18 US Championship (1957/58)
 
FSR: <TheFocus> That's how it is with Sicilians. 44 moves - no more, no less. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Aug-02-18 S Petrenko vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 (replies)
 
FSR: 35...Rxc4+ 36.Kxc4 Rxa4+ 37.K moves Rxh4 looks pretty good.
 
   Aug-01-18 Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987
 
FSR: <TheBish> The publishers of Chess Informant gave Miles-Christiansen as an "RR" (editorial comment) to another game, without analysis. Anand evidently took the facts that two strong grandmasters had played the game, and that Informant had given it as an "RR," as reasons to believe ...
 
   Jul-31-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
FSR: <HeMateMe> Trump's companies went bankrupt six times, not five. https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...
 
   Jul-30-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
 
FSR: We've seen this very recently. 115.Nb7 followed by Kd5-c6 wins.
 
   Jul-29-18 P De Leon vs N Bucar, 2009 (replies)
 
FSR: This game is doubleplusungood.
 
   Jul-29-18 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
 
FSR: <Uhlumbrus> In the Harry Potter books, Hermione Granger used a spell that enabled her to be two places at once. Evidently Svidler has mastered the same trick.
 
   Jul-29-18 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 (replies)
 
FSR: I also don't see how Black can hope to survive after Rxd5.
 
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