chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Reuben Fine vs Herman Steiner
1st Pan-American Championship (1945), Hollywood, CA USA, rd 7, Aug-04
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System Main Line (D29)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 12 times; par: 29 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 29 more Fine/H Steiner games
sac: 18.Qxc4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-03  sleepkid: An elegant win by Fine, with some interesting combinations both on the board, and in the notes.
Jan-17-07  GeauxCool: "We are often asked how many moves we see ahead. Sometimes, as in this game, we do not see ahead at all except for the crucial combinations. Our feel for the position tells us that something will happen and, as here, it does. -Fine

Fine did not bother to look ahead when he played 14...Nd7, but he started to look ahead with 16.Nd4 which starts the combination with the crux at 23.Nxb5+ <"It's a pity he didn't allow the combination beginning with 23...Ke7." -Fine>

Do you see it? If Steiner had played 23...Ke7, then find

White to move <MATE IN 5>


click for larger view

Dec-25-08  A.G. Argent: <GeauxCool> Yep, after 23...Ke7, 24.Rxe5 fxe5 25.Bg5+ Ke1
26.Nc7+ Kd7
27.Bf5+ Kd6
28.Ne8#


click for larger view

Now that would have been quite elegant as well. But with beating Steiner as he did with 25.Qa5+, Reuben considered this one of his best games.

Oct-30-15  SBC: This game won the Brilliancy Prize.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Queen's Gambit Accepted
by Chessdreamer
Game 161 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
from Minnesota Fats, Doyle Brunson, Chet Atkins of Ch by fredthebear
Round 7 (Saturday, August 4): LA Times, 1945.08.19
from Pan-American Chess Congress, Hollywood,1945 by Phony Benoni
Forgotten Gems
by Yopo
Game 54
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by neontheorist
Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (2/3)
by rbaglini
Game 54
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by rookchat9
Game 161 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
from 25 collection A-D-E of Fredthebear by fredthebear
Game 127
from 20th Century Highlights (Burgess) by rajeshupadhyay
Game 54
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by Qindarka
Round 7 -- 5 Aug 1945
from 1945 Hollywood by crawfb5
Game 161
from World's Great Chess Games (Fine) by Qindarka
Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (2/3)
by 50movesaheadofyou
D26-29
by Chessdreamer

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC