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Alexander Fishbein
Number of games in database: 205
Years covered: 1985 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2440 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2529

Overall record: +74 -62 =53 (53.2%)*
   * 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 (49) 
    B58 B84 B72 B83 B90
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C60 C84 C85 C91 C95
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B83
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C00 C02 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C85 C91 C84 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B63 B64 B52 B58 B89
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E81 E92 E60 E73
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B63 B64
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C81 C77 C80 C69 C65
 English (7) 
    A15 A18
 Ruy Lopez, Open (4) 
    C81 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cory Riegelhaupt vs Fishbein, 2011 0-1
   Shirov vs Fishbein, 1991 0-1
   Fishbein vs Y Shulman, 2006 1-0
   Fishbein vs Adams, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs Kasparov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I A Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 Hastings 2019/20
   Fishbein vs J Gutierrez Carmona (Jan-05-20) 1-0
   G A Stany vs Fishbein (Jan-04-20) 1-0
   Fishbein vs Jonah B Willow (Jan-03-20) 1-0
   A Persson vs Fishbein (Jan-02-20) 0-1
   Fishbein vs J Merriman (Jan-01-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-08-1968, 52 years old) United States of America

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He is a GM (1992).

Wikipedia article: Alexander Fishbein

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Fishbein 0-1361985New York OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. P Cramling vs Fishbein  1-0291985New York OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Fishbein vs I Gurevich  ½-½421986USA-ch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
4. Fishbein vs L Shamkovich  0-1411986New York OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. B Izumikawa vs Fishbein  0-1451987USA-ch U18C55 Two Knights Defense
6. Fishbein vs Adams ½-½991987Hastings 1987/88B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0391987New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. Rohde vs Fishbein  ½-½421987New York OpenA15 English
9. Fishbein vs T Southam  0-1351987PhiladelphiaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
10. Fishbein vs Sherzer  1-0401987USA-ch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Ivkov vs Fishbein  1-0391987New York OpenA15 English
12. Fishbein vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½431987New York OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. K Burger vs Fishbein  ½-½601987New York OpenA15 English
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. Timothy Pellant vs Fishbein  ½-½271987American opA57 Benko Gambit
19. Fishbein vs O Foisor  0-1491988Saint JohnC02 French, Advance
20. L Day vs Fishbein  0-1451988Saint John op-1C30 King's Gambit Declined
21. Fishbein vs Rohde  ½-½511988National OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Fishbein vs Miles  0-1481988?A04 Reti Opening
23. Suba vs Fishbein  1-0621988Saint John op-1A15 English
24. Fishbein vs Igor Ivanov  1-0441988Saint John op-1B32 Sicilian
25. Fishbein vs L Christiansen  ½-½40198816th World OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
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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)

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  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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