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Samuel Reshevsky vs Reuben Fine
US Speed Champ (1943) (blitz), Jul-04
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System (D28)  ·  0-1

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Mar-23-05  RookFile: Fine was a great speed player.
Jun-10-09
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  stoy: Does anybody know if this game was played at ten seconds per move, or five minutes for the entire game, or some other time control? Also, who recorded the moves? Thanks!
Feb-02-10  backrank: Fine himself gives the game in Chap. XLIV of his book ('Lessons from my games: A passion for chess', now available as 'Reuben Fine's Best games: Masterpieces by an Uncrowned World Champion') and says that the whole game was played in 12 minutes, 40 seconds. Since some sentences before that he talks about the 10 second-per-move time control, I suppose the present game was played at that time limit. Presumably no one recorded the moves, but I'm sure that players of Fine's or Reshevsky's class would remember any lightning game correctly afterwards.
Feb-02-10
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  gezafan: Fine was by all accounts a great blitz player.

But there's a story about him and Capablanca.

Near the end of Capa's life Fine wanted to get financial backing to play some blitz games against Capa.

One guy he asked was Horowitz.

Everybody refused. The comment was made "No one beats Capablanca at blitz."

Even at the end of his life Capa was phenomenal at fast games.

Apr-20-11
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  GrahamClayton: <stoy>Does anybody know if this game was played at ten seconds per move, or five minutes for the entire game, or some other time control?

<stoy>,
This game was played at 10 seconds per move, rather than the modern 5 minutes per game time control.

Fine won 4 consecutive US Speed Championships between 1942 and 1945.

Feb-22-18  cwcarlson: 30.♔g2? ♘c5-+; 30.♕e3 ∓ Houdini. Fine said in Chess Marches On (p.62) "The entire game was played in 12 minutes, 40 seconds." 76 board moves at ten seconds each would take exactly that long.
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