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Alexander Fishbein
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1985 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2440 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2529

Overall record: +75 -63 =53 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B58 B72 B84 B83 B92
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C84 C60 C91 C85 C67
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B83
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B92 B90 B99
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C00 C02 C09
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C84 C85 C91 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B63 B52 B64 B56 B89
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E60 E92 E81 E97
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B63 B64
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C81 C80 C77 C65 C69
 English (7) 
    A15 A18
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A57 A59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cory Riegelhaupt vs Fishbein, 2011 0-1
   Shirov vs Fishbein, 1991 0-1
   Fishbein vs Shulman, 2006 1-0
   Fishbein vs Adams, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs Kasparov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   102nd US Open (1956)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Hastings 2019/20 (2019)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   88th US Open (1987)
   US Championship 2003 (2003)
   112th US Open (2011)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)

   🏆 Clock simul, 6b
   Fishbein vs S Thomson (Oct-15-21) 1-0
   N Rosenthal vs Fishbein (Aug-06-21) 1-0
   Fishbein vs J Gutierrez Carmona (Jan-05-20) 1-0
   Stany vs Fishbein (Jan-04-20) 1-0
   Fishbein vs J B Willow (Jan-03-20) 1-0

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(born May-08-1968, 53 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster (1992).

Wikipedia article: Alexander Fishbein

Last updated: 2021-10-20 18:04:12

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Fishbein 0-1361985New York opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. P Cramling vs Fishbein  1-0291985New York opC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Fishbein vs I Gurevich  ½-½421986USA-ch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
4. Fishbein vs Shamkovich  0-1411986New York opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Fishbein vs Adams ½-½991987Hastings op 8788B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. Fishbein vs T Southam  0-1351987PhiladelphiaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
8. B Izumikawa vs Fishbein  0-1451987USA-ch U18C55 Two Knights Defense
9. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. Ivkov vs Fishbein  1-0391987New York opA15 English
11. Rohde vs Fishbein  ½-½421987New York opA15 English
12. K Burger vs Fishbein  ½-½601987New York opA15 English
13. Fishbein vs Morovic Fernandez  ½-½431987New York opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. John Dozier vs Fishbein  0-121198788th US OpenC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
15. Fishbein vs Browne  ½-½33198788th US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. Fishbein vs Weeramantry  1-031198788th US OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
17. D Kopec vs Fishbein  ½-½35198788th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
18. T Pellant vs Fishbein  ½-½271987American opA57 Benko Gambit
19. Fishbein vs Miles  0-1481988?A04 Reti Opening
20. Fishbein vs Rohde  ½-½511988National OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Brown vs Fishbein  0-138198816th World OpenC26 Vienna
22. L Day vs Fishbein  0-1451988Saint John op-1C30 King's Gambit Declined
23. Fishbein vs Alburt  0-156198816th World OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. D Gurevich vs Fishbein  1-0561988USAA30 English, Symmetrical
25. Fishbein vs I Ivanov  1-0441988Saint John op-1B32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  thegoodanarchist: I once spoke to GM Fishbein at a tournament. I asked him "What should I study to become a grandmaster?"

His reply? "Everything."

How true!

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  thegoodanarchist: Fishbein-Jellison, White to play and win:

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  whiteshark: <Whalebone>? What a name! There must be a story behind it.
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  whiteshark: I still have a bone to pick with you. :D
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  wordfunph: GM Alex Fishbein always has his King's knight face right and his Queen's knight face left when he plays white. When he plays black, both knights point to the right. When asked by GM Andy Soltis why, "I don't know." the New Jersey GM said.

(Source: Chess Life Magazine)

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  wordfunph: GM Fishbein looks at draw offers as psychological ploys. He goes as far as to suggest that "sometimes, when playing for a win, offering a draw is the best move you can make" (!). His rationale is that stirred by the offer of a draw, one's opponent tends to become overconfident and starts playing for a win.

(in the book Surprise in Chess by Amatzia Avni)

Apr-06-11  TheFocus: That only backfires if they accept!!
May-08-13  talisman: happy birthday!!!
Jul-05-13  waustad: By beating Lazaro Bruzon in the third round of the World Open, GM Fishbein joins Ray Robson and Parimarjan Negi with 3/3. Here is the URL for the tournament:
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  thegoodanarchist: See the quote from GM Fishbein that I posted in 2006. It is the best chess advice I ever received.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Fishbein!

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