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FSR
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Mar-01-21
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 February 2021 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 (for the text, see my August 1, 2020 comment on my profile).

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....

Eighty-two 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 "The Aggressive Nimzowitsch Sicilian 2...Nf6" by Eric Schiller, 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).

Joel Johnson in his book "Attacking 101: Volume #005" says of my blitz game F Rhine vs NN, 2019, "White played a flawless Smith-Morra Gambit that IM Marc Esserman would have been proud of." The endgame in F Rhine vs Alex Zhao, 2019 will be included in the forthcoming book "Endgame Tactics: Move by Move" by Cyrus Lakdawala. Richard J Palliser discusses the opening of F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 in his book "tango!"

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...

My game F Rhine vs NN, 2010 is mentioned in the "Checkmate Patterns Course" by "CraftyRaf" and John Bartholomew on chessable.com.

I composed this study, which Pal C 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. https://www.chess.com/news/view/76-... The above study is also cited in "The Complete Chess Swindler" by David Smerdon and "Rewire Your Chess Brain: Endgame Studies and Mating Problems to Enhance Your Tactical Ability" by Cyrus Lakdawala.

I was once one of the world's best players at suicide chess (also known as "losing chess"), a chess variant where one wins by giving away all of one's pieces. http://perpetualcheck.com/antichess...

I have successfully submitted 168 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 am a member of the ChessBookie Hall of Fame, having finished fourth in the Summer 2015 Leg, seventh in the Winter 2016 Championship Leg, ninth in the Winter 2017 Championship Leg, ninth in the Spring 2017 Leg, and seventh in the Summer 2017 Leg. https://denverchess.com/games/view/...

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

>> Click here to see FSR's game collections.

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   FSR has kibitzed 20057 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-01-21 A R Cullinane vs Brian Thomas, 1969
 
FSR: See also https://denverchess.com/games/view/...
 
   Mar-01-21 V Nadtochiev vs Krogius, 1962 (replies)
 
FSR: An embarrassment of riches. My first, instantaneous, thought was 35.Nf6! h6 36.Rxh6+! gxh6 37.Qh7#, but 35.Rxh7+ Kxh7 36.Nf6+ and 37.Qh5# isn't half bad either.
 
   Feb-28-21 F Rhine vs NN, 2019
 
FSR: As I previously mentioned, 5.Ke2!! had been recommended by Tim Krabbé in his online Open Chess Diary. Here it is: https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2... (No. 381).
 
   Feb-28-21 G Fritchle vs J M Hodgson, 1998
 
FSR: <perfidious> Yes, I just submitted the game.
 
   Feb-28-21 D A Nisbet vs R Galvin, 1996 (replies)
 
FSR: 8...Qc7! 9.exd6 Bxd6! favors Black (Stockfish 12).
 
   Feb-28-21 Dzindzichashvili vs Y N Sakharov, 1957
 
FSR: 17.Bxf1 followed by 18.Bc1! and, after Black's blunder 18...Ba3?, 19.Nb1!, is a striking and original conception. Alas, the implacable computer (Stockfish 12) says that White should in fact have played 17.Kxf1! a6 18.Be2 bxc6 19.Bc1 Rb8 20.Rb1 Ba3 21.Nd1 O-O 22.Nxb2 with a large ...
 
   Feb-28-21 V Green vs Steinitz, 1862 (replies)
 
FSR: Talk about being totally outclassed. Brutal.
 
   Feb-27-21 P Hogarty vs A Krishnan, 2006 (replies)
 
FSR: I don't understand the significance of the pun to this game.
 
   Feb-26-21 Joel Benjamin vs Gufeld, 1998
 
FSR: <chancho> Thanks. Yes, that's the one I meant.
 
   Feb-26-21 Phony Benoni chessforum
 
FSR: <Phony Benoni> Sorry, I had been looking at both of the Benjamin-Gufeld 1998 ones and linked to the wrong one.
 
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Dec-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "FRA-ch Blitz Online Qual"]
[Site "Europe Chess INT"]
[Date "2020.05.16"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Zienkiewicz, Jan"]
[Black "Mallassagne, Francois Eric"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "1914"]
[BlackElo "2163"]
[PlyCount "18"]
[EventDate "2020.05.16"]
[EventType "swiss (blitz)"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "FRA"]
[SourceTitle "CB22_2020"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.27"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.27"]
[SourceQuality "1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bg5 Nxe4 7. dxe4 Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 Bg4+ 9. Kxf2 Qxd1 0-1

Dec-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "GER-ch U18 Girls"]
[Site "Willingen"]
[Date "2015.05.24"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Boehm, Jana"]
[Black "Wagner, Swenja"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "1932"]
[BlackElo "1626"]
[PlyCount "40"]
[EventDate "2015.05.24"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "GER"]
[SourceTitle "CBM 166 Extra"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2015.06.18"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2015.06.18"]
[SourceQuality "1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Ne7 5. Nxe5 c6 6. Nc4 d6 7. Ba4 b5 8. O-O bxa4 9. Nc3 Ng6 10. Qe1 Be7 11. f4 O-O 12. Nxa4 d5 13. Nd2 dxe4 14. Kh1 Qa5 15. Nc3 exd3 16. cxd3 Bf5 17. Nb3 Qc7 18. d4 Rfe8 19. Qd1 Bd6 20. Ne2 Bg4 0-1

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

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2020.09.06"]
[EventDate "2020.09.06"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Rhine, Frederick"]
[ECO "A50"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. d5 Ne7 5. e4 Ng6 6. Bd3 Bc5 7. h3 d6 8. Nge2 O-O 9. O-O Nh5 10. a3 a5 11. Bd2 Nhf4 12. Bc2 Qh4 13. Be3 Bxh3 14. Bxf4 exf4 15. b4 f3 16. bxc5 Bxg2 17. Ng3 Nf4 18. Qd2 Nh3+ 19. Kh2 Nxf2+ 20. Kg1 Ng4 21. Qxg2 fxg2 22. Kxg2 Qh2+ 23. Kf3 Ne5+ 24. Ke3 Qxg3+ 25. Kd2 Nxc4+ 26. Kc1 Qxc3 27. Rb1 Qd2# 0-1

Dec-24-20  morfishine: <FSR> I hope you, your family and friends have a very nice Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!
Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Bargteheide"]
[Site "Bargteheide"]
[Date "1989.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Diederichsen, Detlev"]
[Black "Pehlgrim, Andreas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C19"]
[WhiteElo "2200"]
[PlyCount "136"]
[EventDate "1989.??.??"]
[Source "https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/p..."]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Nf3 Bd7 8. a4 Ne7 9. Be2 Nbc6 10. O-O O-O 11. Ba3 b6 12. dxc5 f6 13. cxb6 Qxb6 14. exf6 Rxf6 15. c4 Qc7 16. Nd4 Nxd4 17. Qxd4 Nf5 18. Qd2 Rh6 19. g3 Bc6 20. Bf3 Nh4 21. Bh1 dxc4 22. f3 Nf5 23. Qf2 e5 24. Bc5 c3 25. Ra3 Rd8 26. Rxc3 Qa5 27. Rd3 Rxd3 28. cxd3 a6 29. Rb1 Qxa4 30. f4 Bxh1 31. Rb8+ Kf7 32. Rf8+ Ke6 33. Kxh1 Qd1+ 34. Kg2 Nh4+ 35. gxh4 Rg6+ 36. Qg3 Qe2+ 37. Bf2 Rxg3+ 38. hxg3 Ke7 39. Rg8 exf4 40. gxf4 Kf7 41. Rd8 Qe6 42. Kf3 h5 43. d4 Ke7 44. Rb8 Qd5+ 45. Kg3 a5 46. Rb2 a4 47. Re2+ Kf7 48. Re5 Qb3+ 49. Re3 Qd1 50. Kg2 Qc1 51. Kf3 a3 52. Be1 Qd1+ 53. Ke4 a2 54. Bc3 a1=Q 55. Bxa1 Qxa1 56. d5 Qh1+ 57. Ke5 Qxh4 58. d6 Qf6+ 59. Kd5 Qxf4 60. Re7+ Kf8 61. Kc6 Qc4+ 62. Kd7 h4 63. Re8+ Kf7 64. Re7+ Kf6 65. Kd8 Qc6 66. Rd7 h3 67. Rf7+ Kxf7 68. d7 Qxd7+ 0-1

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hi <FSR>. Happy Holidays to you!
Dec-26-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Happy Holidays, Mr. Rhine.
Dec-26-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: https://denverchess.com/games/view/...

Hans Moke Niemann shows how to beat a grandmaster in 22 moves, and become a grandmaster oneself at age 17. Don't capture anything! Since the threat is stronger than the execution, once you threaten to capture something, your opponent will resign!

Submitted:

[Event "Sunway Sitges Open"]
[Site "Barcelona ESP"]
[Date "2020.12.22"]
[EventDate "2020.12.12"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Hans M Niemann"]
[Black "Sebastien Maze"]
[ECO "E47"]
[WhiteElo "2478"]
[BlackElo "2557"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[Source "https://www.sunwaychessfestival.com..."]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 b6 6. Ne2 Bb7 7. a3 Be7 8. e4 d6 9. O-O c5 10. d5 e5 11. Ng3 Ne8 12. Nf5 Bf6 13. g3 Bc8 14. h4 g6 15. Nh6+ Kh8 16. Kg2 Bg7 17. h5 g5 18. Ng4 Qd7 19. f3 h6 20. Rh1 a6 21. Ne3 Nc7 22. Na4 1-0

Dec-29-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  johnlspouge: It is kind of you to comment, Frederick, because I had wondered if you would notice. I remain in complete awe of how prolifically you pun.

Yes, it was my first GOTD. I am no longer a virgin :)

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <johnlspouge> Congratulations! You always remember your first. :-)

Believe it or not, I too once wondered how on Earth people came up with puns for chessgames. It's really not that hard. Whenever you encounter an expression, song, book title, band name, whatever, think whether you could apply it to a game. For example, you read <before it's too late>, you think <b4 it's too late> and seek out a spectacular game beginning with 1.b4. Sokolsky vs Strugatsch, 1958. You hear <I can see for miles>, you look for a nice game where someone beat Miles with 1.c4. Plaskett vs Miles, 1986. You hear <Late December back in '63, what a lady, what a night>, you look for a game from December 1963 where a queen and a knight were key players. You know that the Hastings tournaments are played in late December to early January, so you look at games from Hastings (1963/64). N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963. You see the movie <Lars and the Real Girl>, you hunt for a game won by a prominent female player (one of the Polgar sisters?) against someone named Lars. L Meyer vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981. You notice that a player has an unusual name, say <Pehlgrim>, you think, "hmm, sounds like Pilgrim," and think of a phrase with that word. How about <Pilgrim's Progress>? You then look for a game by Pehlgrim to which you could appropriately apply that phrase. D Diederichsen vs A Pehlgrim, 1989. And so on.

All that is required is to reorient your whole life to thinking of chess-related puns, and searching for appropriate games to which to apply them.

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Season's greetings to you as well, my good man.

Lawrence S Cohen

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <FSR> Thank you for the good instructions on making puns. Following your rules has anyone used this pun on a game you lost?: "Crossing the Rhine"

Have a very happy 2021.

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <technical draw> Happy 2021 to you as well! No one's used <Crossing the Rhine>. <Red Red Rhine> and <Fred Rhine Felled> have been used on games I lost. I submitted the latter, which I guess proves my selfless dedication to punning.
Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <jessicafischerqueen> Thanks for fixing the Cohen games. Weird that both L Cohens were born in 1960 (as I was). Sad that we only have one game by Lewis left. I'll try looking around for some more when I have a chance.
Jan-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Lone Pine"]
[Site "Lone Pine, CA USA"]
[Date "1971.03.14"]
[EventDate "1971.03.14"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Larry Melvyn Evans"]
[Black "James McCormick"]
[ECO "A01"]
[Source "https://www.milibrary.org/chess-new..."]

1.b3 c5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.Nf3 d5 4.e3 e6 5.Bb5 Nge7 6.Ne5 Bd7 7.Nxd7 Qxd7 8.O-O Nf5 9.d3 Be7 10.e4 Nfd4 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.c3 Nb5 13.c4 dxc4 14.dxc4 Nd4 15.Nc3 e5 16.Na4 Qc7 17.Qg4 O-O 18.Rad1 Rad8 19.Rd3 Rfe8 20.Rfd1 g6 21.Kf1 Bf8 22.Qg3 Qb8 23.Qh4 Be7 24.Qh6 Bf8 25.Qc1 Qc8 26.Ba3 Ne6 27.g3 Rxd3 28.Rxd3 Rd8 29.Qd1 Rxd3 30.Qxd3 Qc7 31.Ke1 Be7 32.Kd1 Bf8 33.h4 Be7 34.Kc1 Bf8 35.Kb1 Be7 36.Bc1 Bf8 37.Be3 Be7 38.Kc1 Bf8 39.Qd2 Be7 40.Kb2 Bf8 41.f4 exf4 42.gxf4 Qe7 43.Qf2 Bg7+ 44.e5 f6 45.Nxc5 fxe5 46.fxe5 Nxc5 47.Bxc5 Qxe5+ 48.Ka3 Qxc5+ 49.Qxc5 Bf8 50.Qb4 Bxb4+ 51.Kxb4 h5 52.Kc5 g5 53.Kd4 g4 54.Ke4 Kf7 55.b4 Ke6 56.a3 Kd6 57.Kf4 Kc7 58.Ke3 Kb6 59.Kd3 c5 60.Ke4 cxb4 61.axb4 a5 62.bxa5+ Kxa5 63.c5 Ka6 64.Kd4 Kb7 65.Ke4 Kc7 66.Ke3 Kd7 67.Kd3 Kc6 68.Kd4 Kb5 69.Kd5 g3 70.c6 Kb6 71.Kd6 g2 72.c7 g1=Q 73.c8=Q Qd4+ 74.Ke7 Qxh4+ 75.Kf8 Qf4+ 76.Ke8 Qe5+ 0–1

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

Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi FSR,

Starts tomorrow, Saturday, January 16th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2021<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel :
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https://tatasteelchess.com/
This tournament will run from January 16th thru January 31st 2021. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Firouzja, Duda, Harikrishna, VanForeest, Esipenko, Grandelius, Tari, Guijaro, Wojtaszek & Donchenko

Average rating: 2724 - Category XIX

Schedule - https://tatasteelchess.com/playing-...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 16th, & it starts @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 08:00hrs(8:00am chessgames EDT)

~~~~~~~~~~

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Jan-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Munich"]
[Date "1958.??.??"]
[EventDate "1958.??.??"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Mikhail Tal"]
[Black "Val Zemitis"]
[Source "comment by TheFocus to Val Zemitis bio"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Bd3 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nge2 Nd7 11.O-O c5 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Rad1 Nc5 14.Bb1 Nce6 15.Bf2 f5 16.exf5 gxf5 17.Nxd4 Nxd4 18.Ne2 c5 19.b4 Qf6 20.Nc3 Be6 21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.cxd5 Bh6 23.Qe1 Ra7 24.bxc5 dxc5 25.Kh1 Rg7 26.Be3 Rg6 27.g3 Kh8 28.f4 Qd6 29.fxe5 Qxd5+ 30.Kg1 Bxe3+ 31.Qxe3 Re6 32.Rde1 Rfe8 33.Qf4 Rxe5 34.Rxe5 Qxe5 35.Qxe5+ Rxe5 36.Bd3 a5 1/2-1/2

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

Jan-24-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet 10-minute game"]
[Site "lichess.org"]
[Date "2021.01.23"]
[EventDate "2021.01.23"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Eric S Rosen"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "2297"]
[BlackElo "2462"]
[Source "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1f..."]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.Nxc6 dxc6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.Be2 h5 7.O-O Ng4 8.h3 Qd4 9.hxg4 hxg4 10.Bxg4 Qe5 11.Re1 Qh2+ 12.Kf1 Qh1+ 13.Ke2 Bxg4+ 14.f3 Qxg2+ 15.Kd3 Bxf3 16.Ne2 Rh3 17.Kc4 Bxe2 18.Rxe2 b5+ 19.Kxc5 Qg5+ 20.e5 Qe7+ 21.Kd4 f5 22.exf6 O-O-O# 0-1

Eric calls this his most beautiful Stafford Gambit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1f... I assume he saw 21...Qb4+ with mate next, but he was trying to set up castling queenside with mate - and succeeded.

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

Jan-25-21  centralfiles: I took up the Traxler a little since it was featured in the the Chessgames challenge two years ago. Played today in a playchess.com tournament.
Winawer1 vs centralfiles
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6
4. Ng5 Bc5
5. Nxf7 Bxf2+
6. Kf1 Qe7
7. Nxh8 d5
8. exd5 Nd4
9. d6 Qxd6
10. c3(Nf7 is "Book") Bg4
11. Qa4+ Nd7
12. Kxf2 Qf6+
13. Kg1 Be2
14. h3 Qf1+
15. Kh2 Qf4+
16. Kg1 b5(...Nf3+)
17. Bf7+? Kd8
18. Qb4 a5
19. Qa3 Qf1+
20. Kh2 Nf3+
21 .Kg3 Ng1
22. Kh2 Nf3+
23. Kg3 Qxh1
24. Bd5 Qe1+
25. Kg4 Qh4+
26. Kf5 Qf4+
27. Ke6 Qf6#

Took me quite a few games to figure out what i was trying to do in these lines.

Jan-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "EU-ch U10"]
[Site "Mureck"]
[Date "1998.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Vanderhallen, Nicolas"]
[Black "Skjoldan, Benjamin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "16"]
[EventDate "1998.07.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUT"]
[SourceTitle "EXT 2000"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.11.16"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "1999.11.16"]
[SourceQuality "1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bg5 Nxe4 7. Bxd8 Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 Bg4# 0-1

Jan-30-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "Internet blitz"]
[Site "lichess"]
[Date "2021.01.29"]
[EventDate "2021.01.29"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Pieters Franck"]
[Black "Eric Rosen"]
[WhiteElo "1811"]
[BlackElo "2477"]
[Source "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zT..."]

1.Nf3 e5 2.Nxe5 Nc6 3.Nxc6 dxc6 4.e3 Nf6 5.b3 Bd6 6.Bb2 h5 7.d4 Qe7 8.Nd2 Bf5 9.Nc4 Bf4 10.Be2 Bh6 11.Qd2 O-O-O 12.O-O Kb8 13.a4 Ne4 14.Qa5 Bc8 15.Ba3 Qh4 16.Ne5 f6 17.Bc5 Nxc5 18.Nc6+ bxc6 19.Qxc5 Bb7 20.a5 a6 21.Ra4 Rd5 22.Qc3 Qg5 23.Rb4 Rb5 24.Bxb5 cxb5 25.f3 Qxe3+ 26.Qxe3 Bxe3+ 27.Kh1 h4 28.Re1 Bd2 29.Re7 Bxb4 30.Rxg7 Re8 31.Kg1 Bc3 32.f4 Bxd4+ 33.Kf1 Bc6 34.Rh7 b4 35.Rxh4 Bb5+ 36.c4 bxc3# 0-1

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Feb-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "USSR ch semi-final"]
[Site "Pavlodar KAZ"]
[Date "1987.08.??"]
[EventDate "1987.08.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Alexander Nikolayevich Panchenko"]
[Black "Igor Novikov"]
[ECO "B85"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[Source "https://e3e5.com/article.php?id=1437"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e6 7.Be2 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.f4 Qc7 10.Kh1 Rd8 11.Be3 Nc6 12.Bd3 Nb4 13.a5 Bd7 14.Nf3 Rdc8 15.Bb6 Qb8 16.e5 Nfd5 17.Bxh7+ Kxh7 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.Qh5 Bxg5 20.fxg5 Be8 21.Ne4 dxe5 22.Nf6+ Nxf6 23.gxf6 Nd5 24.fxg7 Kxg7 25.Qg4+ Kf8 26.Qxe6 Nxb6 27.Qh6+ Ke7 28.Qh4+ Kf8 29.Qb4+ Kg8 30.Ra3 e4 31.axb6 Bb5 32.Rf5 Rc6 33.Rg3+ Rg6 34.Rxg6+ fxg6 35.Qb3+ Kh8 36.Rf7 Qc8 37.Qg3 Qf5 38.Qc3+ 1-0

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Feb-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <centralfiles> Cool game! I never had the guts to try the Traxler. Maybe I should give it a shot in some online games. But it's so insane that it scares me. I'm not at all sure that my tactical abilities are up to the task.
Feb-08-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "XXXIV Open Internacional Villa de Benasque"] [Site "Benasque ESP"]
[Date "2014.07.12"]
[EventDate "2014.07.04"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Enrique Colon Garcia"]
[Black "Renier Castellanos Rodriguez"]
[ECO "A15"]
[WhiteElo "2335"]
[BlackElo "2488"]
[Source "non-public KillerChessTraining video"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.Nc3 e5 7.d3 h6 8.Rb1 Re8 9.b4 e4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.dxe4 Rxe4 12.Bb2 Bxb2 13.Rxb2 Qf6 14.Rc2 Nc6 15.b5 Nd4 16.Nxd4 Rxd4 17.Qa1 Kg7 18.e3 Rd3 19.Qc1 Qe5 20.Re1 Qc5 21.Be4 Ra3 22.Qb2+ f6 23.Rd1 Be6 24.Rd5 1-0

Comment: http://chess-results.com/tnr139241....

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Feb-26-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Submitted:

[Event "99th US Open"]
[Site "Kailua-Kona, HI USA"]
[Date "1998.08.02"]
[EventDate "1998.08.01"]
[Round "2"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Gregg D Fritchle"]
[Black "Julian M Hodgson"]
[ECO "B06"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "2575"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[Source "https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/g..."]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. f4 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. e5 Nh6 6. Be3 Na6 7. c3 Nc7 8. Na3 f6 9. Nc2 O-O 10. Be2 Bf5 11. O-O Ne6 12. Nh4 Be4 13. Bd3 f5 14. h3 Kh8 15. g4 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 fxg4 17. hxg4 Nxg4 18. Bd2 Nh6 19. Qh3 Qd7 20. Nxg6+ hxg6 21. f5 Ng5 22. Bxg5 Rxf5 23. Qh4 Kg8 24. Ne3 Rxf1+ 25. Rxf1 Nf5 26. Nxf5 gxf5 27. Bxe7 Qe6 28. Qg5 Kh7 29. Qxf5+ Qxf5 30. Rxf5 Kg6 31. Rf2 Re8 32. Bc5 b6 33. Bd6 Re6 34. Bf8 Bxf8 35. Rxf8 c5 36. Rd8 cxd4 37. cxd4 Rc6 38. Rd6+ Rxd6 39. exd6 Kf6 40. Kf2 Ke6 41. Kf3 Kxd6 42. Kf4 Ke6 43. Kg5 a5 44. a4 b5 45. b3 1-0

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