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Reuben Fine vs J Rappaport
USA Intercollegiate ch (1931/32)
Uncommon Opening (A00)  ·  1-0



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Dec-19-03  morphyvsfischer: someone lost to the worst first move... how embarassing...
Feb-17-04  Gurch: There's nothing wrong with 1. f3... better than 1. Na3 if you ask me.
Mar-07-04  haha: At the end white is too strong the past pawn. For black two castle can't be use well.
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  InspiredByMorphy: Black deserved to lose for not playing 3.d4 Whites 3.Nc3 asks to be punished. Lack of aggression.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Fine knew what he was doing. He transposed into a sometimes nasty little gambit of the Caro-Kann sometimes called the Fantasy Variation: 1.e4,c6; 2.d4,d5; 3.f3!? I agree with I.B.M. that 3...d4 needed to be played.
Aug-08-04  vonKrolock: probably 1...c5 or 1...e5 are more consistent as immediate attempt to refute this "Gedult Opening" - in a game Gedult-Wheeler, Trouville 1968, ocurred 1.f3 c5 2.e4 e5 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.f4!? d6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.c3 (This sort of King's Gambit whith a tempo behind could hardly be called a remarkable achievement...)
Aug-23-04  beenthere240: White's 21st move was cute.
May-01-05  patzer2: Fine's 21. Rxe7+! initiaties a neat trapped piece combination.
Feb-24-09  WhiteRook48: I don't think 1. f3 is a Fine move
Jul-04-09  waustad: I guess one needs to be patient to play the Gedult, ja?
Jul-04-10  RandomVisitor: 10...Be6=.

10.Nxd5! cxd5 11.Bc8 or 11.Bd2 with white advantage.

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  Penguincw: < Uncommon Opening >

It was already uncommon after 1.f3.

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  HeMateMe: This game was no prize.
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  fredthebear: 29.Rf7# is known as Vukovic's Mate pattern, named after Vladimir Vukovic, author of the classic manual "The Art of Attack in Chess". Here's more examples of Vukovic's Mate from ChessCoachClark:

Game Collection: Vukovic Mate Examples

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  fredthebear: ChessCoachClark also shows similar mating patterns using Rook and Knight, pawn or no pawn:

The Hook Mate: Game Collection: Hook Mate Examples

The Arabian Mate: Game Collection: Arabian Mate Examples

Thank you ChessCoachClark!

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