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Reuben Fine vs Claude Fred Tears
"Don't Cry, It's Fine" (game of the day Feb-23-2014)
New York bf simul (8-board), USA (1945) (exhibition), New York, NY USA, rd 8
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Alapin's Defense Deferred (C70)  ·  1-0

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Oct-11-07  Whitehat1963: Trail of Tears.
Sep-26-09
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  extremepleasure2: Fine Tears
Sep-26-09  Harvestman: Tearing up.
Jun-05-11
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: "Cath Scratched Fever?"
Feb-18-13
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  FSR: Tears on My Pillow.
Feb-23-14  CustardTart: Claude Rains Tears

(a reference to Claude Rains, the old movie star)

Feb-23-14  Jamboree: Aside from the pun, it's a terrible game. Black played atrociously, almost like he was intentionally wasting tempos to enable white's attack.
Feb-23-14  RookFile: 15. Rxe6 is a spectacular move for a blindfold game among 8 boards.
Feb-23-14
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  thegoodanarchist: Bravo Mister Fine! What a beautiful game.
Feb-23-14
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  FSR: Reuben was a Fine player. Great pun!
Feb-23-14  morfishine: Reuben sandwiched his opponent
Feb-23-14  marcovisk82: essa forma estranha de jogar a espanhola só pode acabar dessa maneira.
Feb-23-14  Sihlous: I can't find any value in 4...Bb4. Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Feb-23-14
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  playground player: Who is the impudent clown responsible for this great pun?
Feb-23-14
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  perfidious: <pgp> Definitely not me-couldn't come up with such a pun if my very life depended on it!
Feb-23-14
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Bravo Mister Fine! What a beautiful game.> Did Fine ever play a bad game?
Feb-23-14  Edeltalent: Generally I'm no friend of the Game of the day puns at all (too many bad or boring games are selected just because of lukewarm "punability"), but this one is a true stroke of genius!

Nice game too, although Black didn't put up too much resistance.

Feb-23-14  Bachibe: Isn't 23. Qe6 faster?
Feb-23-14
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  Phony Benoni: <Bachibe> Yes, 23.Qe6+ is mate-in-four, as opposed to the mate-in-five by 23.Rxe7.

I guess Fine just didn't see it.

Feb-23-14  RookFile: 15. Ba3 is a quiet but murderous move. It threatens Rxe6 with extra strength , and black can't castle since the e7 knight drops. So, he plays ....Rd8, and white starts capturing things with Qxa4. It's hard to see a plan for black at all. I think this is the move I would have chosen under tournament conditions.

Also very strong is 15. Bg5.

Nevertheless, Fine's 15. Rxe6 is a sound and winning sacrifice, and he deserves credit for playing it.

Feb-24-14
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  kevin86: Tears for Fears. Another Fine mess you got me into.
Feb-24-14  capafischer1: Black gave away several tempos and ruined his own pawn structure and gave white a strong center. No wonder it was a simul game.
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