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Reuben Fine - Chess Career 1929-1951

400 pages, paperback, McFarland, 1. edition 2018.

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American Grandmaster Reuben Fine grew up in the East Bronx in an impoverished Russian-Jewish family, learning to play chess from an uncle at the age of eight. During his high school years, his stake winnings and coins earned from playing at a Coney Island concession helped support his family. After graduating from college, he decided to become a professional player. Though his active international career was brief, his accomplishment and talent are unmistakably significant. This comprehensive collection of 659 of Reuben Fine’s tournament and match games is presented chronologically, in context, and with annotations from contemporary sources. More than 180 other games and game fragments (rapid transit, correspondence, exhibition, blitz, and others) are also included. The work also includes a biography of Fine, and notes aspects of his career that merit further study: his contribution to endgame and middlegame theory, his methods and style of play, and his exhibition play. Fine’s career results, brief biographical data about his opponents, a comprehensive bibliography that includes his contributions to journals, and indexes of players and of openings complete the work.

Details

Language English
Author Woodger, Aidan
Publisher McFarland
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 920 g
Width 21.6 cm
Height 28 cm
Pages 400
ISBN-13 978-1-4766-7532-9
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback
Photos 15

Contents

vii Acknowledgments

001 Introduction

A brief Biography

005 Introduction

006 Early Years

006 A Spell in Europe

007 Annus Mirabilis-1938

007 Back to College and Domestic Chess

008 A Chess Amateur

009 Appreciations and Assessments

Career History and Collected Games

011 Junior Master in the New York Clubs, 1929-1932

023 United States Open Champion and the Pasadena International, 1932-1933

031 The International Team Tournament at Folkestone, 1933

039 Pushing to the Forefront of American Chess, 1933-1934

057 More International Experience, 1934-1935

066 Open Champion Once More

072 The Warsaw Olympiad and Lodz, 1935

082 The Grandmaster Title, 1935-1936

087 The First United States Championship Tournament, 1936

098 A Return to Europe, 1936-1937

132 Swedish Punch, 1937

143 A Trip to Soviet Russia, 1937

151 Sharing the Honours with Keres, 1937

163 A Drop in Form, 1937

174 The Stockholm Team Tournament, 1937

180 More Poor Form and a World Championship, 1937-1938

190 The Second United States Championship Tournament, 1938

201 The Great A.V.R.O. "Candidates" Tournament, 1938

215 U.S. Open Champion Again, 1939-1941

259 U.S. Speed Champion, 1942-1945

281 International Tournaments and Matches, 1945-1951

312 Fine as a Correspondence Chess Player

316 Simultaneous Exhibition Games and Miscellany

Career results Tables

341 Tournaments

342 Individual Matches

343 International Team Tournaments (Olympiads; Others)

343 New York Metropolitan Chess League

344 Miscellaneous Match Games

344 Correspondence Games

345 U.S. Speed Championships

Appendices

347 1. Biographical Data about Fine's Opponents

356 2. Time Controls and Rates of Play

357 3. Fine's Notebooks at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

358 4. Results of the A.V.R.O. Participants During the 1930s

361 5. Historical Elo Ratings and U.S.C.F. Ratings

361 6. Fine as Author

364 7. Further Research Possibilities

365 8. Fine on Blindfold play

Bibliography

369 Tournament Books

370 United States Chess Federation Yearbooks

370 Soviet Chess Yearbooks

370 Biographical Games Collections

371 General works

372 Periodicals

373 Openings Index-Descriptive (to game numbers)

375 Openings Index-MCO (to game numbers)

378 Players Index (to game numbers)

381 Annotators Index (to game numbers)

383 Sources Index (to game numbers)

384 General Index (to page numbers)

Reuben Fine - Chess Career 1929-1951