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Alexander Fishbein
Number of games in database: 229
Years covered: 1985 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2440 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2529

Overall record: +80 -67 =66 (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 (53) 
    B58 B84 B72 B92 B83
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C91 C84 C85 C80 C60
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B84 B83
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B92 B90 B99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C91 C84 C85 C95
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C00 C02 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B63 B64 B52 B89 B56
 King's Indian (30) 
    E94 E92 E60 E81 E73
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B63 B64
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C80 C77 C81 C65 C69
 English (7) 
    A15 A18
 Ruy Lopez, Open (6) 
    C80 C81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fishbein vs Shulman, 2006 1-0
   Cory Riegelhaupt vs Fishbein, 2011 0-1
   Shirov vs Fishbein, 1991 0-1
   Fishbein vs S Thomson, 2021 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?]
   Kings Island Open (2001)
   Tel Aviv (1992)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Moscow-A (1989)
   Hastings 2019/20 (2019)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   88th US Open (1987)
   United States Championship (2003)
   United States Championship (2002)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)

   🏆 US Chess Masters
   A Fishbein vs N Theodorou (Nov-26-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Fishbein vs S Thomson (Oct-15-21) 1-0
   N Rosenthal vs A Fishbein (Aug-06-21) 1-0
   A Fishbein vs Khachiyan (Jul-25-21) 1-0
   L Sokolin vs A Fishbein (Jul-24-21) 0-1

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(born May-08-1968, 54 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 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Fishbein vs R Byrne  1-0491985New York OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. S Polgar vs A Fishbein 0-1361985New York OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. Dlugy vs A Fishbein  1-0401985New York OpenE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
4. P Cramling vs A Fishbein  1-0291985New York OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. A Fishbein vs Shamkovich  0-1411986New York opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A Fishbein vs I Gurevich  ½-½421986USA-ch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
7. A Fishbein vs Adams ½-½991987Hastings op 8788B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. B Izumikawa vs A Fishbein  0-1451987USA-ch U18C55 Two Knights Defense
9. A Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. Kosten vs A Fishbein  0-1781987Hastings op8788C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. A Fishbein vs T Southam  0-1351987PhiladelphiaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
12. A Fishbein vs Benko  ½-½1011987New York OpenB58 Sicilian
13. K Burger vs A Fishbein  ½-½601987New York OpenA15 English
14. A Fishbein vs Csom  0-1411987New York OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
15. M Rohde vs A Fishbein  ½-½421987New York OpenA15 English
16. A Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. L Schorr vs A Fishbein  0-1351987New York OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Hellers vs A Fishbein  1-0331987New York OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. A Fishbein vs Morovic Fernandez  ½-½431987New York OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Ivkov vs A Fishbein  1-0391987New York OpenA15 English
21. A Fishbein vs B Zueger  ½-½541987New York OpenB58 Sicilian
22. John Dozier vs A Fishbein  0-121198788th US OpenC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
23. A Fishbein vs Browne  ½-½33198788th US OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. A Fishbein vs Weeramantry  1-031198788th US OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
25. D Kopec vs A Fishbein  ½-½35198788th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
May-08-10  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)

Apr-06-11  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Fishbein!

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