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Reuben Fine vs Adolf Jay Fink
Pasadena (1932), Pasadena, CA USA, rd 7, Aug-23
Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Dec-08-05  melianis: I fink this is Fine. (checkless chess part 3.)
Dec-08-05  darook: LOL <melianis> nice one!.
Apr-07-11  beenthere240: And this man wrote one of the classic books on chess openings (in which he made fun of "irregular" openings).
Apr-07-11  Monoceros: The scary thing is that this odd opening actually makes a tiny bit of sense for me. Fine gets to employ a Bird's setup only with a Knight maneuvered first to eye the troublesome e4 and g4 squares where Black can make trouble after the f-pawn push. But maybe Black didn't simply didn't play aggressively enough on the Kingside.
Apr-07-11  DanielBryant: Yeah, White's set up seems extremely solid, and Black has no obvious plan on that side of the board (nor on the queenside, as the knight on c6 constricts his options a bit).
Apr-07-11  hedgeh0g: Smells like early 20th century bullet chess to me.
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  HeMateMe: You know, if Fink had cheated, than FIDE might have fined the Fink in Fine/Fink, who Fine felt SHOULD be fined, for being a fink in Fine/Fink, and that would have been fine with Fine, Fink being funked by FIDE.

fortunately, all was Fine and well.

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  PawnSac: < HeMateMe: > Are you trying to say Fine finely finked Fink the FIDE funker who frequently felt fairly flustered for favoring f files with fewer fractures? Thats freekin' fabulous!
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  profK: After 8 moves Black looks absolutely fine, ie has a space advantage. 9...g6 looks a bit ordinary.
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  TheFocus: "He's a fine player, isn't he?"

"Who, Fine? No, he's a fink."

"What about Fink?"

"Fink's a fine player."

Oct-11-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Fink Finis; Fine Fine

or, referencing the comic strip Wizard of ID and its catchphrase "The King is a Fink",

Fink's King Isn't Fine.

Or, given his activity in psychoanalysis, we might just reference Fine as "The Wizard of Id".

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