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Reuben Fine vs Arthur Reynolds
Ostend (1937), Ostend BEL, rd 8, Apr-18
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Zurich Variation (E33)  ·  0-1



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Nov-24-04  drukenknight: another nimzo indian featured in tartakover's book. It looks like Fine just gets a little frustrated at the end. He could probably survive this R vs B ending if he had fought a little harder right at the end. There are really good players out there who sometimes lose psychologically just because they cannot accept being down in material.
Nov-24-04  Calli: <DK> Fine's resignation is just common sense. After 52.d5xc6 Ke6, the c6 pawn falls and its easy win for Black.
Nov-24-04  drukenknight: Yes I know all that I am talking about moves prior to that, look at moves 45 and 46.
Nov-24-04  kostich in time: Perhaps it was the frustration ofbeing one of the top ten players in the world and losing to an utterly obscure nobody who chief fame to notoriety was inventing a sub-line in the Meran
Nov-27-04  Calli: <DK> Moves 45 and 46? Black threatens 45...Re3! winning immediately, so Fine's 45.Bd2 is the logical move. Black then threatens 46...Qf5 winning (threat of Rh1), so again f5 was a reasonable try. He was lost in any case. Fine managed to finish in a tie for first despite the loss.
Nov-29-04  drukenknight: I was thinking 45 f5 and on 46 Bc3, what do you think? to me it is more logical to facilitate exchanges when ahead so logically, that is what I consider first.
Dec-03-04  Calli: Can't see anything there. 45.f5 g5 and the same threat for Black (Re3) remains. 46.Bc3 just exchanges queens and rooks after Qh1+.
Mar-21-08  knightfly: Arthur Reynolds was a British player who was born 1910 and died as a Japanese Prisoner-of-war in 1943.
Mar-29-13  tstavernman: Leonard Barden says of Reynolds:
Reynolds was a Birmingham expert who defeated Reuben Fine, then a world top six grandmaster, in 1937. He discovered a new move in a key Slav Defence (1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6) line, which is still named the Reynolds variation. Then came World War Two. Reynolds volunteered for the Royal Air Force, and was sent to Singapore where the Japanese captured him. After nearly two years in a prison camp he fell sick, the boat carrying him and other prisoners to Tokyo was torpedoed, and the survivors were machine-gunned in the sea.

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