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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Dec-12-19
I am Frederick Rhine. The United States Chess Federation awarded me the titles of National Master (at OTB chess) in 1982, and Senior Master of Correspondence Chess in 1997. I played in the 1997 USCF Absolute Championship (open to the top 13 correspondence players who accept their invitations), scoring 6-6 (+2 =8 -2). Alex Dunne wrote in his book on the Absolute Championships, "This was Rhine's only Absolute and he held his own against the best. His two losses were against previous Absolute winners." http://bit.ly/1NB55YP

I attended Lane Technical High School in Chicago with the late Chessgames.com co-founder Alberto A Artidiello until he moved out of Chicago. Lane's chess team won the Illinois state championship my junior and senior years, becoming the first school ever to win consecutive championships. Albert also became a master, as did my teammates Kenneth Mohr and Christopher Kus. FIDE Masters Albert Charles Chow and the late Morris Giles were also Laneites.

In July 2013, I played in my second and third regular-rated tournaments of the millennium(!), the Greater Midwest Classic and the Chicago Class (under-2200 section). I tied for second, undefeated, in both, winning $700 and $550, respectively, and brought my rating back over 2200. http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j... http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j...

I have contributed to hundreds of chess-related articles on Wikipedia under the handle Krakatoa, notably "First-move advantage in chess," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-... "George H. D. Gossip," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George... and "Swindle (chess)," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_..., all of which are almost entirely written by me. The first two of those have been Today's Featured Article, the highest honor a Wikipedia article can receive, one attained by about one out of every 1,400 articles. I have received various Wikipedia awards, including the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels and the Timeless Imperial Triple Crown (which only 11 Wikipedians have received). My user page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K....

Sixty-six of my games are in chessgames.com's database. My favorites are F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981, K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992, and F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996. The first two of these were both published with my annotations in Chess Informant (Volumes 32 and 57), and cited in the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (Vol. B (2nd ed.) at 183 n.19, and Vol. B (3rd ed.) at 172 n.163). My 18th move (18.Nxd6!) in Rhine-Sprenkle was voted the 8th-9th most important theoretical novelty in Volume 32 of Chess Informant. That game was also cited in MCO-13, and occupies an entire chapter in all three editions of "Beating the Sicilian" by John Nunn. It is game 218 in "1000 TN!! The Best Theoretical Novelties" (Chess Informant, 2012).

Commentator Mato Jelic somewhat extravagantly calls my game E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 "The Greatest Ever Blitz Game Played in Chicago." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl8... See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWa...

I composed this study, which Pal Benko published in "Benko's Bafflers" in Chess Life, May 2006:

White to play and draw


click for larger view

The solution is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalem... It is based on an earlier study of mine, which Benko also published in his column. Both of these compositions appear in Harold van der Heijden's endgame study database. http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/20...

As far as I know, I have successfully submitted more puns for Game of the Day than anyone else (142 and counting). Game Collection: Puns I submitted The coveted 2013 Caissar for Best (Worst) Pun went to "Control-Ault-Delete," the pun I submitted for Fischer vs R Ault, 1959, the Game of the Day on December 19, 2012. User: johnlspouge remarked, "As far as I can tell, <FSR> is churning out 'actual puns' almost as fast as I can [insert bodily function of choice]." The greatest of them all will be unveiled later this year!

I am responsible for World Junior Championship (1957), Vidmar Memorial (1969), Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014), and Game Collection: Drawing lines, among others.

I was a contributor to the Chicago Chess Blog, http://chicagochess.blogspot.com.

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   FSR has kibitzed 19106 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 chessgames.com chessforum
 
FSR: Presumably today's POTD (Nakamura-Inarkiev) should have begun a half-move early and been "Black to Play," rather than "White to play." White lost the game.
 
   Dec-12-19 Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 (replies)
 
FSR: Presumably the problem should not be given as White to play. White lost.
 
   Dec-11-19 Duras vs P P Saburov, 1906 (replies)
 
FSR: I agree with the dog. And on <Steve.Patzer>'s suggested 27...Kf8, 28.Bg6 is strong.
 
   Dec-10-19 S Del Rio Angelis vs B Olape, 2004
 
FSR: Blame it on Rio.
 
   Dec-10-19 M Vidal del Rio vs J Fernandez Garcia, 2001
 
FSR: Not what players dream of when they play the Traxler/Wilkes-Barre.
 
   Dec-10-19 S Del Rio Angelis vs A Kunte, 1999
 
FSR: I suppose <Feckless Kunte> would be considered an inappropriate pun.
 
   Dec-10-19 R Del Rio vs P Kopp, 1992
 
FSR: The Del Rios have specialized in piling up on pinned pieces for over two centuries. See also D Ercole Del Rio vs Portocarrero, 1790 .
 
   Dec-10-19 Domenico Ercole Del Rio
 
FSR: Apparently he didn't specialize in long endgame grinds.
 
   Dec-09-19 NN vs F Rhine, 2019
 
FSR: 4...g5 is the Karklins Gambit, invented by legendary Chicago FM Andrew Karklins . White should respond calmly with something like 5.O-O, with advantage. Taking the "gambit" pawn with 5.Nxg5? is weak, allowing Black to win a piece with 5...c4! White was doubtless shell-shocked, and his ...
 
   Dec-09-19 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: I just received the book "The Anand Files" by Michiel Abeln, which describes the Anand team's preparation for their principal's successful world championship matches against Kramnik (2008), Topalov (2010), and Gelfand (2012). Looks like a great book! The link at the bottom of this post,
 
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Oct-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "11th dMP Batavia GM (blitz)"]
[Site "Amsterdam"]
[Date "2019.03.??"]
[EventDate "2019.03.01"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "John van der Wiel"]
[Black "Max Warmerdam"]
[ECO "C45"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.a4 a6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 d6 9.Nd5 Nxe4 10.Bxd8 Bxf2+ 11.Ke2 Bg4+ 12.Kd3 Ne5+ 13.Kxe4 f5+ 14.Kf4 Ng6# 0-1

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Oct-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Online blitz"]
[Site "playchess.com"]
[Date "2019.10.06"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frederick Rhine"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "D14"]
[WhiteElo "2235"]
[BlackElo "2352"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 e6 7.Nf3 Bb4 8.Bd3 Qa5 9.O-O Bxc3 10.bxc3 Qxc3 11.Bd6 Bd7 12.Rc1 Qa5 13.Qb3 Bc8 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Nd7 16.Rc7 Qb6 17.Rfc1 Kd8 18.Qc2 1-0

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Oct-20-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.??.??"]
[EventDate "2019.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "C36"]
[WhiteElo "2923"]
[BlackElo "3004"]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 exf4 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Be2 Nxd5 6.c4 Nf6 7.d4 Bb4+ 8.Nc3 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.Bxf4 Bg4 11.d5 Ne7 12.Bg5 Ng6 13.Nd4 Bxe2 14.Ncxe2 Be7 15.Nf5 Nxd5 16.Bh6 Nf6 17.Bxg7 Re8 18.N2g3 Bc5+ 19.Kh1 Qxd1 20.Raxd1 Ng4 21.h3 Nf2+ 22.Rxf2 Bxf2 23.Nh5 f6 24.Nh6# 1-0

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v...

Oct-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Unusual checkmates through the ages: https://denverchess.com/games/view/...
Oct-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Paris"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "1933.??.??"]
[EventDate "1933.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Tartakower, Savielly"]
[Black "Lilienthal, Andre"]
[ECO "A00"]

1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4 5. O-O fxg3 6. hxg3 Nf6 7. d3 Nc6 8. Nc3 Bd6 9. Bg5 Bxg3 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. e4 Rg8 12. Nxd5 Be5+ 13. Kh1 Qd6 14. c3 Rg3 15. Qh5 Rxd3 16. Rad1 Rxd1 17. Rxd1 Ne7 18. Ne3 Qc5 19. Qxh7 Nc8 20. Qg8+ 1-0

Oct-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Another quality game by moi. Black flagged in the final position. https://www.denverchess.com/games/v...
Oct-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < centralfiles: <FSR: <centralfiles> 1.Nf3 e5!! is indeed very strong, although I prefer to handle it differently than you did. NN vs F Rhine, 2017.> Your way must be lousy as it took a full 9 moves.>

The most surprising thing to me is that 1.Nf3 e5 has a name.

<[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.??.??"]
[EventDate "2019.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "C36"]
[WhiteElo "2923"]
[BlackElo "3004"]>

Nice. Magnus may have been inspired by his own Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015.

Oct-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <keypusher> I didn't know of that precedent. Carlsen surely thought of that during the game.
Oct-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Online blitz"]
[Site "chess.com"]
[Date "2019.10.??"]
[EventDate "2019.10.??"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Avetik Grigoryan"]
[ECO "A59"]
[WhiteElo "2745"]
[BlackElo "2790"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 c5 4.d5 b5 5.cxb5 a6 6.bxa6 d6 7.Nc3 Bxa6 8.e4 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 Bg7 10.g3 O-O 11.Kg2 Qb6 12.a4 Na6 13.Qe2 Nc7 14.Ra3 Qa6 15.Qc2 Rfb8 16.Re1 Nd7 17.Bg5 Kf8 18.Qc1 Rb4 19.Bh6 Rab8 20.Re2 Nf6 21.Bxg7+ Kxg7 22.Ne1 Qc4 23.f3 h5 24.Rc2 Qa6 25.Nd1 h4 26.Nc3 e6 27.dxe6 Nxe6 28.Nb5 Nd4 29.Nxd4 h3+ 30.Kf2 cxd4 31.Rd2 d5 32.e5 Ne4+ 33.fxe4 dxe4 34.Kg1 d3 35.Qc5 Rxb2 36.Qe3 Rxd2 37.Qxd2 Qb6+ 38.Kf1 Qc5 39.Ra2 Qxe5 40.a5 Qd5 41.Ra4 e3 42.Qxd3 Qh1+ 43.Ke2 Rb2+ 44.Kxe3 Qxe1+ 45.Kd4 Rd2 46.Ra3 Rxd3+ 47.Kxd3 Qb4 0-1

Nov-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "31st Andorra Open"]
[Site "Andorra"]
[Date "2013.07.22"]
[EventDate "2013.07.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Hedinn Steingrimsson"]
[Black "Lawrence Trent"]
[ECO "D08"]
[WhiteElo "2557"]
[BlackElo "2420"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. a3 Bg4 6. Qb3 Qd7 7. Qxb7 Rb8 8. Qa6 Nge7 9. Nbd2 Ng6 10. g3 d3 11. e3 Bb4 12. Bg2 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 Ngxe5 14. O-O Bh3 15. Bxh3 Qxh3 16. f4 O-O 17. c5 Ng4 18. Nf3 d2 19. Bxd2 Rxb2 20. Qe2 Re8 21. e4 h6 22. Rfb1 Rxe4 23. Qf1 Qxf1+ 24. Rxf1 Re2 25. h3 Nh2 26. Nxh2 Rexd2 27. Nf3 Rg2+ 28. Kh1 Rxg3 29. Rad1 Rxh3+ 30. Kg1 Rg3+ 31. Kh1 Rb3 32. Ng1 Rgd3 33. f5 Rxa3 34. f6 gxf6 35. Rxd3 Rxd3 36. Rxf6 Ne5 37. Rxh6 c6 38. Rh4 Rd1 39. Rf4 Rc1 40. Kg2 Rxc5 41. Ne2 a5 42. Ng3 Kf8 43. Kf1 Rc3 44. Kg2 Rc2+ 45. Kf1 c5 46. Ra4 Nc6 47. Nf5 Rh2 48. Nd6 Ke7 49. Nb7 Rc2 50. Nxa5 Nxa5 51. Rxa5 Ke6 52. Ke1 f5 53. Kd1 Rc4 54. Ra8 Re4 55. Kd2 c4 56. Ra5 Kf6 57. Ra1 Kg5 58. Rg1+ Kf4 59. Rf1+ Kg4 60. Rg1+ Kh3 61. Rf1 f4 62. Rh1+ Kg2 63. Rh4 Kg3 0-1

Nov-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "play.chessbase.com"]
[Date "2019.11.09"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frederick Rhine"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "D10"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5 6.Nc3 Bd7 7.d5 e6 8.dxe6 fxe6 9.Nxb5 Bxb5 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qxb5+ Nd7 12.Bxc4 Qe7 13.Qc6 Rb8 14.Rxa7 Nf6 15.Bxe6 Qb4+ 16.Bd2 Qxe4+ 17.Qxe4 Nxe4 18.Bxd7+ Kd8 19.Ba5+ Ke7 20.Bc6+ Kf6 21.Bxe4 Bc5 22.Bc3+ Kg5 23.Nh3+ Kh6 24.Bg7+ Kh5 25.Bf3+ Kh4 26.Bf6+ g5 27.Bxg5# 1-0

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Nov-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "play.chessbase.com"]
[Date "2019.11.09"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[ECO "A45"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Nb5 Nd5 6.Bxb8 Rxb8 7.e4 Nc3 8.Nxc3 Qxc3+ 9.Ke2 b6 10.Nf3 Ba6+ 0-1 

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v.... 6.Rb1 Qxa2 7.Ra1 Qb2 8.Rb1 would have forced a well-known draw.

Nov-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  johnlspouge: Hi, <FSR>.

A long time ago, you suggested to me that the ratio of highs to lows might demonstrate a temperature rise due to climate change. In my mind, I dismissed formalizing your idea, because any assumed "background" distribution of temperatures tested would be unknown. I was wrong: here is an article using your idea.

[ https://www.climatecentral.org/gall... ]

In the past, you have enjoyed the soft drone of mathematical explanation, so here is the intuition behind your statistical test.

Fix the yearly background distribution of temperatures that a climate denier might hypothetically posit. Regardless of the distribution, consider record high yearly temperatures over years 1,2,...,n. The probability that the n-th maximum yearly temperature is the largest one seen so far (a record high) is 1/n, as follows. Under independent selection, any order of the maximum temperatures is equally likely, so 1/n of the orders places the largest one in the final position. The probability that n-th minimum yearly temperature is the smallest (a record low) is 1/n for the same reason. If you take the ratio of the number of record high years before n to record low years before n (approximately 1 + 1/2 + ... + 1/n divided by itself), it should approach 1, <regardless of the background distribution of yearly temperatures>. If the ratio starts to deviate significantly from 1, you have detected a systematic change in the temperature distributions over the years.

Practical application requires some mathematical technique to remove a few convenient assumptions and fill in some logical gaps. For intuition, however, the argument above is the real deal.

Nov-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <johnlspouge> I don't remember saying that, but if so, I'm glad to have been proven right!
Nov-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "play.chessbase.com"]
[Date "2019.11.11"]
[EventDate "2019.11.11"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]

1. e4 c5 2. f3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. d3 e5 5. Nd2 f5 6. Qb3 Nf6 7. exf5 Bxf5 8. g4 Nxg4 9. fxg4 Qh4+ 10. Kd1 Bxg4+ 11. Ne2 O-O-O 12. h3 Bh5 13. Kc2 c4 14. dxc4 dxc4 15. Nxc4 Bg6# 0-1

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Nov-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2019.11.13"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[ECO "B28"]
[WhiteElo "1841"]
[BlackElo "2207"]

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 a6 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nde2 Bc5 7.a3 Qb6 8.Na4 Bxf2+ 9.Kd2 Qe3# 0-1

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Nov-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.11.13"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frederick Rhine"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "A43"]
[WhiteElo "2362"]
[BlackElo "2090"]

1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.e4 e5 5.f4 exf4 6.e5 Nxd5 7.Qxd5 Qh4+ 8.Kd1 d6 9.Nf3 Qf2 10.Ne4 Be6 11.Qxb7 1-0

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Nov-13-19  centralfiles: Recognize this?
https://www.chess.com/analysis/game...
Nov-14-19  centralfiles: <johnlspouge>
As a typical low information Climate apocalypse skeptic, I feel required to take issue with the loaded term "denier". :(

P.S. I don't anyone objective takes the "data don't actually show any recent warming argument" seriously. You might find some trying to discredit the actual data though.

Nov-14-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <centralfiles> Looks familiar . . . .
Nov-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.11.17"]
[EventDate "2019.11.17"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Magnus Carlsen"]
[ECO "A10"]
[WhiteElo "2413"]
[BlackElo "3251"]

1.c4 d5 2.cxd5 Qxd5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 e5 5.Bg2 e4 6.Nc3 Qf5 7.Nd4 Qe5 8.Nc2 Nc6 9.b3 h5 10.h4 Bc5 11.Bb2 Ng4 12.O-O Qxg3 13.Nxe4 Qh2# 0-1

Comment: White's handle is "TheKingSlayer."

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Nov-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.11.17"]
[EventDate "2019.11.17"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "B06"]
[WhiteElo "3257"]
[BlackElo "3007"]

1. e4 d6 2. f4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bc4 O-O 6. d3 c6 7. Bb3 Nbd7 8. O-O Nc5 9. Qe1 b5 10. Qh4 Nxb3 11. axb3 e6 12. e5 Nd5 13. Qxd8 Rxd8 14. Ne4 Nb4 15. Rf2 d5 16. Nc5 a5 17. c3 Na6 18. Rxa5 Bf8 19. Be3 Bxc5 20. Bxc5 Bb7 21. Bb6 Rdc8 22. b4 Nc7 23. Nd4 Rxa5 24. bxa5 Na8 25. b4 Nxb6 26. axb6 Ra8 27. Nb3 Ra6 28. Nc5 Rxb6 29. Ra2 Kg7 30. Ra7 Bc8 31. Ra8 1-0

https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....
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Dec-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:
[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2019.12.07"]
[EventDate "2019.12.07"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Heinzy1971"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "2543"]
[BlackElo "2424"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 g5 5.Nxg5 c4 6.Bxc4 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Qxg5 8.g3 d5 9.e4 Qg6 10.exd5 Qe4+ 11.Be3 Qxh1+ 0-1

Comment: 4...g5 is the Karklins Gambit, named for its inventor, FM Andrew Karklins.

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Dec-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "play.chessbase.com"]
[Date "2019.12.09"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frederick Rhine"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "D06"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Ne5 Bf5 6.Qb3 b6 7.e4 Bxe4 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.Qxf7# 1-0

You can play over the game at https://www.denverchess.com/games/v....

Dec-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I just received the book "The Anand Files" by Michiel Abeln, which describes the Anand team's preparation for their principal's successful world championship matches against Kramnik (2008), Topalov (2010), and Gelfand (2012). Looks like a great book! The link at the bottom of this post, showing analysis that appears on pages 452-54 of the book, reveals the fruit of the team's preparation for Game 2 of the rapid playoff against Boris Gelfand. In the actual game, Gelfand deviated with 7...d6 (rather than 7...f6), eventually losing after a tough fight. This decided the match, since the other three rapid games were drawn. Anand vs Gelfand, 2012

Abeln writes, "By far the most amazing preparation [Surya] Ganguly ever created! The white king went from e1 to c4 and then all the way back. Imagine that in a game for the world title. Anand had checked all the lines and was ready to play it!"

If it's not obvious to you that White is winning in the final position, you're not alone. Komodo 13 is initally unimpressed, but at depth 23 assesses the position as +- (+1.78).

https://www.denverchess.com/games/v...

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