Matthew Fishbein Cracks 2300

12.02.18 Matthew Fishbein has had a great year of chess in 2018. After winning the State Championship in April, Fishbein's US Chess rating has continued to steadily rise and has now reached a career-high 2308. As far as we know, this establishes him as the second-highest rated native Mainer just behind Jarod Bryan's career high of 2343 and ahead of Stanley Elowitch's 2300.

2018 Maine State Chess Champion Matthew Fishbein image: Brendan O'Gorman

On October 30, 2018, Fishbein's rating topped 2300 for the first time.

Metrowest Chess Club Halloween Swiss

About a monther later, it climbed to 2308.

Metrowest Chess Club Thanksgiving Day Swiss

The highest-ever rated native Mainer is Jarod Bryan who achieved a United States Chess Federation rating of 2343 on December 1, 1996 at the 27th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia.

27th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia

Just behind Fishbein is Stanley Elowitch. Elowitch hit a career high 2300 on October 17, 1999 at the Maine Open in Portland, Maine.

1999 Maine Open in Portland, Maine


Good work Matthew!

Nice job Matthew! Great to see you doing so well. Keep it up!

My congratulations too!

Great Job :)

Go Matthew.........Jon

the best to you Matthew.

Fantastic job! I'm so happy to see such a deserving and good-hearted person like Matthew get rewarded for his hard work.

Congratulations Matthew!

Congratulations Matthew

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