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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Nov-27-20
I am Frederick Rhine. The United States Chess Federation awarded me the titles of National Master (at OTB chess) in 1983, 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 On the USCF's November 2020 list of the top correspondence chess players, I am the third highest rated player, at 2411. http://www.uschess.org/component/op... The August 2020 issue of Chess Life magazine has a profile of me.

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 12 Wikipedians have received). My user page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K....

Seventy-three 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...

I have successfully submitted 163 puns for Game of the Day. Game Collection: Puns I submitted. User: johnlspouge has 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 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. I won the 2019 Caissar in the same category for my greatest pun ever (and IMO one of the greatest chessgames puns ever) "Late December Back in '63: What a Lady, What a Knight!," N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963, the Game of the Day on December 30, 2019.

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 19791 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-27-20 D Coleman vs Chandler, 1977 (replies)
 
FSR: <GSM> I agree. Rxf3 is obvious, and White can't take the rook, so you don't need to think any further.
 
   Nov-26-20 FSR chessforum
 
FSR: Submitted: [Event "Internet blitz"] [Site "lichess"] [Date "2020.08.22"] [EventDate "2020.08.22"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Patrick Sciacca"] [Black "NN"] [ECO "B23"] [WhiteElo "2088"] [BlackElo "2045"] [Source " https://lichess.org/3FPSkKfR "] 1. e4 c5 2. ...
 
   Nov-26-20 Miles vs Sax, 1980 (replies)
 
FSR: <perfidious> Are you saying that that sobriquet made Comfort uncomfortable?
 
   Nov-26-20 F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 (replies)
 
FSR: <qqdos> As I mentioned in the commentary to Unzicker vs O Sarapu, 1970 , I learned of 18.Nxd6! in David Neil Lawrence Levy 's notes to Gligoric vs Larsen, 1959 in his book <Gligoric's Best Games 1945-1970>. I had also seen it in the pamphlet <Sicilian Defence 4: Unusual ...
 
   Nov-25-20 A Neiksans vs V Kovalev, 2012
 
FSR: Presumably an incomplete game.
 
   Nov-24-20 Daneil Edelman
 
FSR: This appears to be a misspelled version of Daniel Edelman . Correction slip submitted.
 
   Nov-24-20 Dvoirys vs G Feher, 1991 (replies)
 
FSR: 24.Qg5!! is supposed to be "Easy"?
 
   Nov-23-20 ChessBookForum chessforum
 
FSR: <Sally Simpson> Atkins was a superstar. I have no doubt that he would have been among the top players in the world (even a potential world champion) had he been a professional. At Hanover he finished behind only Janowski (who played a world championship match against Lasker) and ...
 
   Nov-23-20 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 (replies)
 
FSR: <perfidous> Yes, that's gotta suck.
 
   Nov-23-20 R Naranja vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
 
FSR: Stockfish 12 gives 19.Nd5! Nxd5 (19...Kh8 20.Bg5! gets about the same assessment) 20.Rg3! Qf6 (20...Nf6 21.Bh6) 21.Bg5 Nc3 22.Bf3! Qg6 23.Rf1 Kh8 24.Bxe7 Qe6 25.Rxg7! Kxg7 26.Re1 Qf5 27.Bxb7 Qd3 28.Qg5+ Qg6 29.Qd2 Nxa2 30.Qxa2 +3.03. Don't ask me to explain any of this.
 
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Nov-03-20
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  FSR: <OCF> No doubt you are right.
Nov-03-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Pula op 30th"]
[Site "Pula CRO"]
[Date "2016.09.17"]
[EventDate "2016.09.??"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Igor Mestek"]
[Black "Adriano Voscilla"]
[ECO "C73"]
[WhiteElo "2110"]
[BlackElo "2186"]
[PlyCount "41"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.d4 f6 7.Be3 Ne7 8.Nc3 Rb8 9.dxe5 fxe5 10.Qd3 Rxb2 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Qxd8+ Kxd8 13.O-O-O+ Ke8 14.Kxb2 Be6 15.Na4 Nc8 16.Nc5 Bc4 17.Kc3 Nb6 18.Nb7 Bxa2 19.Rd8+ Kf7 20.Bxb6 cxb6 21.Ra1 1-0

You can play over the game at https://denverchess.com/games/view/.... Those who cannot learn from history (O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934) are doomed to repeat it.

Nov-12-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Good Evening!

On this game here:

N S Nilsson vs He Pedersen, 1997

The code is not being read well by cg.com-

<SUMMARY OF CHANGES
EVENT CHANGED [Event "Kige op"] TID=100476
Old site = K�ge DEN
New site = Kige DEN
SITE CHANGED
Old date = 0000-00-00
New date = 1997-00-00
DATE CHANGED
Round unchanged.>

If "Kige" is wrong, then let me know how to spell the place but without using any foreign punctuation marks brah.

Nov-12-20
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  FSR: <jfq> The game was played at this place in Denmark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%...
Nov-12-20
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  FSR: <centralfiles> Nice game!
Nov-12-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Thank you, my good man!

I changed it to "Koge" for now. This is the best we can do at the moment on the venue tag:

N S Nilsson vs He Pedersen, 1997

[Event "Koge op"]
[Site "Koge DEN"]
[Date "1997.??.??"]
[EventDate "1997.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Nils Specht Nilsson"]
[Black "He Pedersen"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2225"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "33"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Be2 g6 8.f4 Bg7 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.e5 dxe5 11.Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.Bb6+ Ke8 13.Bf3 Rb8 14.Bc7 Rxb2 15.O-O-O Nd5 16.Bxd5 cxd5 17.Rxd5 1-0

==========

That was an interesting raft of uploads you submitted, by the way- including

NN vs Howard Stern, 2008

Who knew?

Nov-13-20
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  FSR: <jfq> I agree that <Koge> is the way to go. Dunno if you listen to <The Perpetual Chess Podcast>. In one episode, Dan Heisman was the interviewee. He mentioned the Howard Stern game. Stern was his student. He said Stern was a great student, did everything he told him to do. A smart guy despite the "shock jock" persona. His intelligence is apparent in his suggestively titled book <Howard Stern Comes Again>.
Nov-13-20  centralfiles: <FSR: <centralfiles> Nice game!> Thanks.
Was a playchess.com tournament game against a guy who has been playing that ...g6 line for at least 10 years and playing it well, not quite Grigoryan though...
Nov-13-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<FSR> Good anecdote and I'm not surprised either. I have not heard <The Perpetual Chess Podcast>, but I will be sure to check it out.

I have always regarded <Howard Stern> to be one of the best, and most hard hitting, radio/TV/internet journalists around.

He never flinches. He always says exactly what he's thinking, and this is often something well worth paying close attention to.

Nov-14-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Chicago Industrial Chess League playoffs"] [Site "Batavia, IL, USA"]
[Date "2017.05.13"]
[Round "2.2"]
[White "Brock, William"]
[Black "Diaz, Pablo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B28"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2017.05.13"]
[Source "https://www.chicagochessleague.org/..."]

1. d4 b5 2. e4 Bb7 3. Nd2 a6 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. Ngf3 e6 6. O-O c5 7. c3 d6 8. Re1 Nbd7 9. e5 dxe5 10. dxe5 Nd5 11. Ne4 Qc7 12. Ng3 h6 13. a4 c4 14. Bc2 Rd8 15. axb5 axb5 16. Nd4 Qb6 17. Qg4 Ra8 18. Rxa8+ Bxa8 19. Nh5 g5 20. h4 Be7 21. hxg5 hxg5 22. Ng7+ Kd8 23. Bxg5 Nf8 24. Bxe7+ Nxe7 25. Be4 Bd5 26. Qf3 Qb7 27. Qxf7 Bxe4 28. Qe8+ Kc7 29. Qxe7+ Nd7 30. Ngxe6+ Kb8 31. Rxe4 Qxe4 32. Qd6+ 1-0

Nov-17-20
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  Troller: I posted a correction to N S Nilsson vs He Pedersen, 1997. The venue is "Kge" which is probably not friendly towards the pgn upload.

http://danbase.skak.dk/turneringer....

Nov-17-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Troller> I saw your correction on Henrik Dahl Pedersen earlier today- nice one.

If you read a few posts up on <FSR's> forum you can see that he originally uploaded the correct spelling of the venue. We had to change that because the pgn uploader/processor page cannot parse any foreign punctuation. It only works with letters from the Roman alphabet, none of which use punctuation marks.

Nov-18-20
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  FSR: Greatest tournament of my life! (Even if it was only blitz.) https://lichess.org/tournament/sugR...
Nov-18-20
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  FSR: This game stopped the tournament leader in his tracks. https://lichess1.org/game/export/gi...
Nov-18-20
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  FSR: Drama, baby! Improvements were possible for both sides, such as 33...Qxg3. I managed to win despite being a piece down with a lost game, and with just seconds on my clock. https://lichess1.org/game/export/gi...
Nov-19-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<FSR> Congratulations!

I played through a few of the games in your triumph.

Are you going to upload any of them?

Nov-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <jessicafischerqueen> Probably not. Not sure any of them are really worthy.
Nov-20-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 d6 6.cxd4 Nc6 7.Bc4 Nb6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.e6+ Kg8 10.d5 Nxd5 11.Qxd5 Qa5+ 12.Nc3 Qxd5 13.Nxd5 Rb8 14.Nf4 Nd8 15.Nd4 g5 16.Nfe2 Nxe6 17.Nxe6 Bxe6 18.Bxg5
Nov-21-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Chess Connections Battle 29 Arena"]
[Site "lichess"]
[EventDate "2020.11.19"]
[Date "2020.11.19"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2253"]
[BlackElo "2304"]
[ECO "D46"]
[Source "https://lichess.org/tgYNyuCr"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.g4 h6 8.Bd2 e5 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Nb5 Bb8 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Nxe5 Bxe5 13.f4 Nxg4 14.Qa4 Qh4+ 15.Kd1 O-O 16.fxe5 Nxe3+ 17.Bxe3 Qxa4+ 0-1

Nov-21-20
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  FSR: chess24 recently came out with its ranking of the 50 greatest players of all time. https://chess24.com/en/learn/advanc... Of those players, I have met Kasparov (#1), Korchnoi (#20), and Larsen (#29). I spoke with Larsen for a few minutes. He complimented me on my play in F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981. (He had voted it the most theoretically important game in Volume 32 of Chess Informant.) I played Tal (#15) in a simul. Tal vs F Rhine, 1988. I recently participated in a Zoom workshop by Leko (#44). I have books autographed by Bronstein (#25) and Fine (#32), as well as Kasparov, Korchnoi, and Tal.
Nov-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2020.11.21"]
[EventDate "2020.11.21"]
[White "Dean Arond"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1832"]
[BlackElo "1782"]
[ECO "C11"]
[Source "https://lichess.org/5wZRkiME"]

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. d4 c5 6. Bg5 Qb6 7. dxc5 Qxb2 8. Nb5 Na6 9. Rb1 Qxa2 10. Ra1 Qb2 11. Rxa6 bxa6 12. Nc7# 1-0

Nov-22-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2020.11.20"]
[EventDate "2020.11.20"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "Eyuphan Bayraktar"]
[ECO "D06"]
[WhiteElo "3200"]
[BlackElo "2095"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e4 Nb6 6.d5 Nb8 7.a4 a5 8.Be3 e6 9.Nc3 exd5 10.Bxb6 cxb6 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Qxd5 Nc6 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.Qxe5+ Qe7 15.Bxd7+ Kxd7 16.Rd1+ Kc8 17.Qb5 Qe6 18.O-O Bc5 19.Rd5 Qc6 20.Qd3 Be7 21.Rd1 Kb8 22.Nb5 Rc8 23.Qg3+ Bd6 24.Rxd6 Re8 25.Rd8# 1-0

An instructive example of how to play against the Marshall Defense to the Queen's Gambit. You can play over the game at https://denverchess.com/games/view/....

Nov-22-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Banter blitz"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2020.11.20"]
[EventDate "2020.11.20"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Magnus Carlsen"]
[ECO "B25"]
[WhiteElo "2844"]
[BlackElo "3179"]

1.e4 g6 2.Nc3 c5 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d3 e6 6.g3 Nge7 7.Bg2 O-O 8.O-O d6 9.Kh1 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.a4 Qd7 12.Qd2 Rad8 13.h3 d5 14.exd5 exd5 15.Bg1 Nf5 16.Bh2 d4 17.Ne4 Ne3 18.Rf2 f5 19.Neg5 h6 20.Re2 hxg5 21.Nxg5 Nxg2 22.Kxg2 Nb4+ 23.Kg1 Qd5 24.Kf2 Qg2+ 0-1

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

Nov-25-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet 30/20 game"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2020.11.25"]
[EventDate "2020.11.25"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frederick Rhine"]
[Black "Taramelli, Marc"]
[ECO "D10"]
[WhiteElo "2290"]
[BlackElo "2075"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bf4 Bf5 5.Nc3 a6 6.Qb3 e6 7.Qxb7 Nd7 8.e3 e5 9.Bxe5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Rb8 11.Qxd5 Qxd5 12.Nxd5 Rxb2 13.Nc7+ Kd8 14.O-O-O+ Kxc7 15.Kxb2 1-0

A piquant finish. Very rare that one can pull this off. See Game Collection: O-O-O(+) attacking a rook on b2/b7.

Nov-26-20
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  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2020.08.22"]
[EventDate "2020.08.22"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Patrick Sciacca"]
[Black "NN"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "2088"]
[BlackElo "2045"]
[Source "https://lichess.org/3FPSkKfR"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. f4 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Nf3 d4 6. Ne4 Nf6 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. Qe2 Bxb5 9. Nxf6# 1-0

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