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German Fridstein
Number of games in database: 78
Years covered: 1938 to 1978
Overall record: +19 -26 =33 (45.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-25-1911, died Oct-09-2001, 89 years old) Russia

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German (sometimes erroneously called Grigory) Samuilovich Fridstein was born in St. Petersburg and was awarded the Soviet Master of Sports title in 1945. He wrote on the subject of chess, e.g. Zaschita Ufimceva aka The Pirc Defense (Moscow, FiS, 1970) and was an International Arbiter (1965). He died in Moscow.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Fridstein vs Panov  0-131193818th Ch MoscowD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. G Fridstein vs A Chistiakov  0-127193818th Ch MoscowE70 King's Indian
3. G Fridstein vs Kan  1-037194020th Ch Moscow (sf-1)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. G Fridstein vs Smyslov 0-1431944Moscow Championship 1944/45D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Simagin vs G Fridstein  1-042194525th Ch Moscow (sf-group A)B02 Alekhine's Defense
6. G Fridstein vs Ragozin  ½-½241945Moscow Championship 1944/45D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Simagin vs G Fridstein  ½-½641945Moscow Championship 1944/45A07 King's Indian Attack
8. G Fridstein vs B Verlinsky  0-1571945Moscow Championship 1944/45D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Konstantinopolsky vs G Fridstein  ½-½361945Moscow Championship 1944/45A15 English
10. G Fridstein vs Bondarevsky  0-1421945Moscow Championship 1944/45D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. M Kamyshov vs G Fridstein  1-0701945Moscow Championship 1944/45B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. G Fridstein vs A Zhivtsov  1-0391945Moscow Championship 1944/45D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. E Zagoryansky vs G Fridstein  1-0401945Moscow Championship 1944/45E46 Nimzo-Indian
14. G Fridstein vs Alatortsev  1-0501945Moscow Championship 1944/45E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. G Fridstein vs Panov  1-0441945Moscow Championship 1944/45D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Lilienthal vs G Fridstein  1-0411945Moscow Championship 1944/45D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. G Fridstein vs I Aramanovich  ½-½861945Moscow Championship 1944/45A47 Queen's Indian
18. A Polyak vs G Fridstein  ½-½291945Moscow Championship 1944/45D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
19. V Lyublinsky vs G Fridstein  1-0631945Moscow Championship 1944/45A07 King's Indian Attack
20. Flohr vs G Fridstein  ½-½411945Moscow Championship 1944/45E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Averbakh vs G Fridstein  1-0221946Baltic-chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. G Fridstein vs Petrosian  ½-½191946Armenian ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
23. Petrosian vs G Fridstein 1-0411947URS-ch sfE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. G Fridstein vs E Zagoryansky  ½-½37194726th Ch MoscowD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Panov vs G Fridstein  1-050194726th Ch MoscowB58 Sicilian
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May-26-09  myschkin: . . .

NM German Samuilovich Fridstein (1911-2001) from St. Petersburg (Russia).

i.a. wrote on the subject of chess* and was an International Arbiter (1965) for FIDE**

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* Zaschita Ufimceva (Moskva, FiS, 1970)


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  Peligroso Patzer: Fridstein's loss to Lutikov in this game: G Fridstein vs Lutikov, 1954 is an instructive tragicomedy. In the final position:

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the draw was still to be saved with <60. Rb4+> (so that after <60. … Kd3 61. Rxb3>, the remaining Black pawn would be pinned), as noted in Dvoretsky, Mark, “Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual”, 2nd Edition (Russell Enterprises, Inc., ©2006), p. 140 (Diagram 8-25). Instead, Fridstein resigned(?)!

One lesson to be taken from this example: Two connected passers on the 6th rank (algebraic third for Black) do not <always> win against a Rook (even with the defender's King not particpating in efforts to prevent the pawns' advance). One always needs to analyze the tactical possibilities.

Nov-25-14  DiscoJew: And there we go.
Nov-20-19  kashewnut: GSF was a pretty good postal player too: pity there are none of those games featured here.
Dec-02-20  cameosis: he was born in st. petersburg, not moscow. he DIED in moscow on october 9, 2001.!

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