chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Isaac Kashdan vs Reuben Fine
US Championship (1936), New York, NY USA, rd 7, May-03
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Variation. Romanovsky Gambit (E23)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 11 more Kashdan/Fine games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-07  gambitfan: Endgame ♗+♙ vs ♗ same colour + controls the queening square...
Apr-04-07  RookFile: The 1930's were a golden age of US chess, with a bunch of strong players.
Apr-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pawn and Two: An important 7th round game. After 6 rounds, Kashdan was leading with 5 points, Dake and Horowitz were next with 4.5, Fine, Simonson & Treysman had 4, and Kupchik, Reshevsky & Steiner 3.5, in a 16 player field of this first modern United States Chess Championship tournament.

Fine included this game in his book, "Lessons From My Games", and entitled the chapter, "I Learn The Endgame".

As the introduction to this game, Fine wrote, "In the development of the chess master, there is usually some transition point where he is forced to acquire greater skill in the endgame. While I was still merely a 'player of promise' this ability was not essential. Lesser players could, as a rule, be beaten by some tactical surprise. But as the opposition grew stronger, it was no longer so easy simply to outcombine the other fellow; many victories had to be bought inch by inch, which, of course, led to the endgame."

Fine adds, that the turning point in his own style came around the time of the United States championship in 1936.

Apr-04-07  RookFile: Reshevsky was pretty far back, but he got it together of course and started putting wins up on the board to win the whole thing.
Apr-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <In April of 1936, Reshevsky played in his first US Championship. His start was an indifferent win, draw, loss, loss, before he went to win nine of his next eleven games. Reshevsky came from behind to overhaul Simonson who was having the tournament of his life. Fine tied for third to begin his tale of woe at the US Championship.>

From Stephen W Gordon's book of Reshevsky's games etc.

Jan-08-22  jerseybob: Funny, as black in this same 4.Qb3 variation vs Stahlberg at Hamburg 1930, Kashdan played one of his greatest games, winning in 25 moves. Yet here he is six years later as white playing the same inferior line. Did he have an improvement in mind, or was the plan just to reach an ending and win it there?

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 17
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by Qindarka
"Lessons From My Games" by Reuben Fine
from Publications by Year and Unconfirmed Source 25 by fredthebear
Round 7 -- 3 May 1936
from 1936 US Championship by crawfb5
Instructive endgames
by lomez
Game 81
from 150 Chess Endings by suenteus po 147
Game 17
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by rookchat9
Fines - Lessons From My Games
by rookchat9
NID. Spielmann. Romanovsky Gambit (E23) 0-1 SCB ending
from DGummy Fredthebears to Chew On by fredthebear
Fines - Lessons From My Games
by scheidt
Game 17
from Passion for Chess (Fine) by neontheorist
June, p. 134 [Game 110 / 647]
from Chess Review 1936 by Phony Benoni
CLUB Line (black): Queen's Gambit, English, Reti
by lomez
BISHOP ENDINGSsame colour + control of the queening square
from MINOR PIECES ENDINGS by gambitfan

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC