Fred Reinfeld

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Fred Reinfeld (New York, 27 gennaio 1910East Meadow, 29 maggio 1964) è stato uno scacchista e scrittore statunitense.

È noto come uno dei più prolifici autori di libri di scacchi, con oltre cento titoli pubblicati. Scrisse anche diversi libri sulla numismatica e la filatelia e libri divulgativi su altri argomenti, tra cui la geologia, la storia, la medicina, la fisica, la politica e la giurisprudenza.[1]

Partecipò a pochi tornei importanti, tutti negli Stati Uniti, ottenendo il titolo di Maestro. Nel 1933 vinse il campionato dello Stato di New York davanti a Reuben Fine, Anthony Santasiere e Arnold Denker. Nel 1950 era al sesto posto nel rating della United States Chess Federation, dopo Fine, Samuel Reshevsky, Alexander Kevitz, Arthur Dake e Albert Simonson[2]. Vanta vittorie contro Reshevsky (due volte), Fine, Marshall e Denker, e una patta contro il campione del mondo Aleksandr Alechin.

Nel 1933 fondò, assieme a Isaac Kashdan e Al Horowitz, la rivista Chess Review, che rimase attiva fino al 1969, quando si fuse con la rivista Chess Life, assumendo il titolo Chess Life & Review.

Pubblicazioni[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Scacchi[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Nota: la lista è incompleta.

  • Chess Strategy and Tactics: Fifty Master Games (Black Knight, New York, 1933)
  • A. Alekhine vs. E.D. Bogoljubow : World's Chess Championship 1934 (McKay, Philadelphia, 1934)
  • Dr. Lasker's Chess Career, Part I, 1889–1914 (Printingcraft, London, 1935)
  • The Cambridge Springs International Tournament 1904 (Black Knight Press, 1935)
  • The Chess Masters On Winning Chess
  • The Elements of Combination Play In Chess (Black Knight, New York, 1935)
  • Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
  • Book of the 1935 Margate Tournament
  • Book of the 1935 Warsaw International Chess Team Tournament
  • Book of the 1936-37 Hastings Tournament
  • Botvinnik the Invincible
  • Botvinnik's Best Games, 1927–1934
  • British Chess Masters: Past and Present
  • Colle's Chess Masterpieces (Black Knight Press, New York, 1936)
  • Kemeri Tournament, 1937
  • Semmering-Baden Tournament of 1937
  • Games of the 1938 Washington State Chess Association Championship (1938)
  • Chess Mastery by Question and Answer (McKay, Philadelphia, 1939)
  • Ventnor City Tournament, 1939 (New York, 1939)
  • Practical End-game Play (Pitman, London, 1940)
  • Keres' Best Games of Chess (1941)
  • Chess for Amateurs: How To Improve Your Game (McKay, Philadelphia, 1942)
  • Chess Quiz (McKay, Philadelphia, 1945)
  • Chess By Yourself (McKay, Philadelphia, 1946)
  • Learn Chess From the Masters (Dover, New York, 1946)
  • Challenge to Chessplayers (McKay, Philadelphia, 1947)
  • Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess (Chatto & Windus, London 1947)
  • Learn Chess Fast! (con Reshevsky) (McKay, Philadelphia, 1947)
  • Hypermodern Chess: As Developed in the Games of Aron Nimzovich (Dover, New York, 1948)
  • How To Play Better Chess (Pitman, New York, 1948)
  • The Unknown Alekhine 1905–1914
  • The USCF 7th Biennial US Championship of 1948
  • Keres' Best Games of Chess, 1931–1948 (Printed Arts Co., 1949)
  • The Fireside Book of Chess (con Irwin Chernev) (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1949)
  • The Games of the 1933 Match Between S. Flohr and M. Botvinnik
  • The Immortal Games of Capablanca
  • A Treasury of British Chess Masterpieces (Chatto & Windus, London, 1950)
  • Fifty-one Brilliant Chess Masterpieces (Capitol Pub, New York, 1950)
  • The Treasury of Chess Lore (McKay, New York, 1951)
  • First Book of Chess (con Al Horowitz), Harper & Row, New York, 1952
  • How To Improve Your Chess (con Horowitz) (Collier, New York, 1952)
  • The Human Side of Chess (Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York 1952)
  • Second Book of Chess: The Nine Bad Moves, and How to Avoid Them (Sterling, New York, 1953)
  • The Complete Chessplayer (Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1953)
  • Third Book of Chess: How to Play the White Pieces (Sterling, New York, 1954)
  • How To Be A Winner at Chess (Hanover, Garden City, 1954)
  • Improving Your Chess (Faber, London, 1954)
  • Instructive and Practical Endings From Master Chess
  • Immortal Games of Capablanca
  • 1001 Ways to Checkmate (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • 1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate (Wilshire Books, Hollywood, 1955)
  • Improving Your Chess (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1955)
  • Chess Strategy for Offense and Defense (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1955)
  • E. S. Lowe's Chess In 30 Minutes (E.S. Lowe Co, New York, 1955)
  • Fifth Book of Chess: How to Win When You're Ahead (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • Fourth Book of Chess: How to Play the Black Pieces (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • Chess Tactics for Beginners
  • Chess Traps, Pitfalls, and Swindles
  • Chess Victory Move By Move
  • Chess: Attack and Counterattack (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • Sixth Book of Chess: How to Fight Back (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • Strategy in the Chess Endgame
  • How To Beat Your Opponent Quickly (Sterling, New York, 1956)
  • How To Play Chess Like A Champion (Fawcett, Greenwich, 1956)
  • Why You Lose At Chess (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1956)
  • How to Play the King Pawn Openings (Sterling, New York, 1956)
  • How to Play the Queen Pawn Openings and Closed Games (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • Complete Book of Chess Openings (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • How To Get More Out of Chess (Hanover, Garden City, 1957)
  • How to Think Ahead in Chess (con Horowitz)
  • How To Win Chess Games Quickly (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1957)
  • Reinfeld Explains Chess (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • Reinfeld On The End-Game in Chess (Dover, New York, 1957)
  • How To Force Checkmate (Dover, New York, 1958)
  • Complete Book of Chess Stratagems (Sterling, New York, 1958)
  • Development of a Chess Genius, 100 Instructive Games of Alekhine (Dover)
  • Art of Chess (edited by Reinfeld; written by Mason) (1958)
  • Chess for Children, with Moves and Positions Pictured in Photo and Diagram
  • Chess: How to play the Queen Pawn Openings (W. Foulsham & Co, London)
  • Chess In A Nutshell (Permabooks, New York, 1958)
  • Attack and Counterattack In Chess (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1958)
  • The Secret of Tactical Chess (Crowell, New York, 1958)
  • The Way To Better Chess (Macmillan, New York, 1959)
  • Thirty Five Nimzowitsch Games, 1904–1927
  • Win at Chess (Dover, New York, 1958)
  • Winning Chess: How to Perfect your Attacking Play
  • Winning Chess for Beginners (Grosset, New York, 1959)
  • 1001 Chess Sacrifices and Combinations (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1959)
  • A New Approach to Chess Mastery (Hanover House, Garden City, 1959)
  • Chess Secrets Revealed (Wilshire, Hollywood, 1959)
  • Creative Chess (Sterling, New York, 1959)
  • Chess Combinations and Traps
  • The Way To Better Chess (Macmillan, New York, 1959)
  • Thirty Five Nimzowitsch Games, 1904–1927
  • The Complete Chess Course (Doubleday, Garden City, 1959)
  • Winning Chess: How to Perfect your Attacking Play
  • Winning Chess for Beginners (Grosset, New York, 1959)
  • 101 Chess Problems for Beginners (Wilshire, Hollywood, 1960)
  • The Great Chess Masters and Their Games (Hanover, Garden City, 1960)
  • The Easiest Way To Learn Chess (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1960)
  • The Complete Book of Chess Tactics (Doubleday, Garden City, 1961)
  • Winning Chess Openings (Hanover, Garden City, 1961)
  • Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters (Collier, New York, 1961)
  • Great Short Games of the Chess Masters (Collier, New York, 1961)
  • How To Play Winning Chess (Bantam Books, New York, 1962)
  • A Chess Primer (Dolphin Books, Garden City, 1962)
  • Chess: Win in 20 Moves or Less (Crowell, New York, 1962)
  • Lasker's Greatest Chess Games, 1889–1914 (Dover, New York, 1963)
  • Great Moments In Chess (Doubleday, New York, 1963)
  • Great Games By Chess Prodigies (Macmillan, New York, 1967)
  • Morphy Chess Masterpieces (con Andrew Soltis), Macmillan, New York, 1974
  • An Expert's Guide to Chess Strategy (Hollywood, 1976)

Dama[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • How to Play Checkers (Barnes & Noble, New York, 1957)
  • How to Play Top-Notch Checkers (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • How to Win at Checkers (Wilshire, Hollywood, 1957)
  • How to Be a Winner at Checkers (Hanover House, New York, 1960)

Numismatica e filatelia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Coinometry (con David Boehm) (Sterling, New York, 1952)
  • Treasury of the World's Coins (Sterling, New York, 1953)
  • Coin Collecting for Beginners (con Burton Hobson)
  • Coin Collector's Handbook (Sterling, New York, 1954)
  • A Catalogue of the World's Most Popular Coins, (Sterling, New York, 1956)
  • Commemorative Stamps of the U.S.A. (Bramhall House, New York, 1956)
  • Fun with Stamp Collecting (Garden City, NT, 1957)
  • Cash for Your Coins (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • Coin Collecting (Bonanza, New York, 1958)
  • How to Build a Coin Collection (Sterling, New York, 1958)
  • Coin Dictionary and Guide (con C.C. Chamberlain), Bonanza, New York, 1960
  • A Simplified Guide to Collecting American Paper Money, (Hanover House, New York, 1960)
  • A Treasury of American Coins (Garden City, New York, 1961)
  • A Catalogue of European Coins (Oak Tree Press, London, 1961)
  • Pictorial Guide to Coin Conditions (con Burton Hobson) (Garden City, New York, 1962)
  • Manual of Coin Collectors and Investors (Sterling, New York, 1963)
  • Picture Book of Ancient Coins (Sterling, New York, 1963)
  • US Commemorative Coins and Stamps (Sterling, New York, 1964)
  • Stamp Collector's Price Guide (con Robert Obojski), Sterling, New York, 1986

Altro[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Oliver Twist (Pocket Books, New York, 1948)
  • Blazer the Bear (Sterling, New York, 1953)
  • Treasures of the Earth (Sterling, New York, 1954)
  • Uranium and other Miracle Metals (Sterling, New York, 1955)
  • Young Charles Darwin (Sterling, New York, 1956)
  • They Almost Made It (Thomas Crowell Co., New York, 1956)
  • Miracle Drugs and the New Age of Medicine (Sterling, New York, 1957)
  • The Story of Paper Money, Including Catalogue of Values (Sterling, NT, 1957)
  • Trappers of the West (Crowell, New York, 1957)
  • Rays Visible and Invisible (Sterling, New York, 1958)
  • The Great Dissenters, Guardians of their Country's Laws and Liberties (Crowell, New York, 1959)
  • The Real Book About Whales and Whaling (Garden City, New York, 1960)
  • What's New in Science (Sterling, New York, 1960)
  • First Book of Famous Battles (Garden City, New York, 1961)
  • The Real Book About Famous Battles (Doubleday, New York, 1961)
  • Picture Book of Atomic Science (Sterling, New York, 1963)
  • The Biggest Job in the World: The American Presidency (Crowell, New York, 1964)
  • Pony Express (Collier, New York, 1966)

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ Articolo di Edward Winter su Chess Notes:  Reinfeld's Non-Chess Books  (con foto di Reinfeld)
  2. ^ The United States Chess Federation National Chess Ratings of July 31, 1950 (Chess Life, November 20, 1950, p. 3)

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