Reuben Fine: A Comprehensive Record Of An American Chess Career, 1929-1951

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Introduction 5
Early Years 5
A Spell in Europe 6
Annus Mirabilis—1938 7
Back to College and Domestic Chess 7
A Chess Amateur 8
Appreciations and Assessments 9

CAREER HISTORY AND COLLECTED GAMES
Junior Master in the New York Clubs, 1929–1932 11
United States Open Champion and the Pasadena International, 1932–1933 23
The International Team Tournament at Folkestone, 1933 31
Pushing to the Forefront of American Chess, 1933–1934 39
More International Experience, 1934-1935 57
Open Champion Once More 66
The Warsaw Olympiad and ?ód´z, 1935 72
The Grandmaster Title, 1935–1936 82
The First United States Championship Tournament, 1936 87
A Return to Europe, 1936–1937 98
Swedish Punch, 1937 132
A Trip to Soviet Russia, 1937 143
Sharing the Honours with Keres, 1937 151
A Drop in Form, 1937 163
The Stockholm Team Tournament, 1937 174
More Poor Form and a World Championship, 1937–1938 180
The Second United States Championship Tournament, 1938 190
The Great A.V.R.O “Candidates” Tournament, 1938 201
U.S Open Champion Again, 1939–1941 215
U.S Speed Champion, 1942–1945 259
International Tournaments and Matches, 1945–1951 281
Fine as a Correspondence Chess Player 312
Simultaneous Exhibition Games and Miscellany 316

CAREER RESULTS TABLES
Tournaments 341
Individual Matches 342
International Team Tournaments (Olympiads; Others) 343
New York Metropolitan Chess League 343
Miscellaneous Match Games 344
Correspondence Games 344
U.S Speed Championships 345

APPENDICES
1. Biographical Data about Fine’s Opponents 347
2. Time Controls and Rates of Play 356
3. Fine’s Notebooks at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C 357
4. Results of the A.V.R.O Participants During the 1930s 358
5. Historical Elo Ratings and U.S.C.F Ratings 361
6. Fine as Author 361
7. Further Research Possibilities 364
8. Fine on Blindfold play 365

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Tournament Books 369
United States Chess Federation Yearbooks 370
Soviet Chess Yearbooks 370
Biographical Games Collections 370
General works 371
Periodicals 372

Openings Index—Descriptive (to game numbers) 373
Openings Index—MCO (to game numbers) 375
Players Index (to game numbers) 378
Annotators Index (to game numbers) 381
Sources Index (to game numbers) 383
General Index (to page numbers) 384