Reinfeld Fred (27.01.1910 – 29.05.1964)

Reinfeld-FredUS chess player, the world’s most prolific chess writer, with more than 100 titles to his name. He was a good, but not a great player, twice the New York State Champion. Most of his books have little real content, but a few are worthwhile. Reinfeld began writing about chess in 1932. He was the National Collegiate Champion in 1929, won the NY State title in 1929 and 1933. In 1935, he was Marshall Chess Club Champion and Co-Champion in 1942. His collection of more than 1,000 books on chess includes a group of tournament books, books about the world’s chess masters and a general library, covering the game in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and other languages, which has been given to New York University.


Reinfeld was inducted into the United States Chess Hall of Fame in 1996. He had an USCF rating of 2593 in 1950. Author of: 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate, 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations, 101 Chess Problems for Beginners, 100 Instructive Games of Alekhine, First Book of Chess, Second Book of Chess, Third Book of Chess, Fourth Book of Chess, Fifth Book of Chess, Sixth Book of Chess, Seventh Book of Chess, Eighth Book of Chess, A Chess Primer OA New Approach to Chess Mastery, A Treasury of British Chess Masterpieces, An Expert’s Guide to Chess Strategy, Attack and Counterattack in Chess, A. Alekhine vs E.D. Bogoljubow : World’s Chess Championship 1934, Beginner’s Guide to Winning Chess, Book of the 1935 Margate Tournament,reinfeld_3 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, Challenge to Chessplayers,Chess at-a-Glance, Chess by Yourself / Learn Chess from the Masters, Chess Combinations and Traps, Chess for Amateurs; How to Improve Your Game, Chess for Children, Chess for Young People, Chess in a Nutshell, Chess Is an Easy Game, Chess Mastery by Question and Answer, Chess Quiz / Win at Chess, Chess Secrets Revealed, Chess Strategy and Tactics: Fifty Master Games, Chess Strategy for Offense and Defense,Chess Tactics for Beginners, Chess Traps, Pitfalls, and Swindles,Chess Victory : Move by Move, Chess: Attack and Counterattack, Colle’s Chess Masterpieces, Complete Book of Chess Openings, Complete Book of Chess Stratagems, Creative Chess, Dr. Lasker’s Chess Career, E. S. Lowe’s Chess in 30 Minutes, Games of the 1938 Washington State Chess Association Championship, Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters, Great Games by Chess Prodigies, Great Moments in Chess, Great Short Games of the Chess Masters, How Do You Play Chess? How to Be a Winner at Chess, How to Beat Your Opponent Quickly,How to Force Checkmate / Challenge to Chess Players, How to Improve Your Chess, How to Play Better Chess, How to Play Chess Like a Champion, How to Play Winning Chess, How to Win Chess Games Quickly, How to Get More out of Chess, Improving Your Chess, Instructive and Practical Endings from Master Chess, Kemeri Tournament 1937, Keres’ Best Games of Chess, 1931-1940, Lasker’s Greatest Chess Games,1889-1914, Learn Chess Fast!, Modern Fundamentals of Chess, Morphy Chess Masterpieces, Nimzovich: The Hypermodern, Practical End-Game Play,Reinfeld Explains Chess,

reinfeld_4 Relax with Chess and Win in 20 Moves, Semmering-Baden Tournament of 1937, Tarrasch’s Best Games of Chess, The Book of the 1904 Cambridge Springs International Tournament, The Chess Masters on Winning Chess, The Complete Book of Chess Tactics, The Complete Chess Course, The Complete Chessplayer, The Easiest Way to Learn Chess, The Elements of Combination Play in Chess, The Fireside Book of Chess, The Games of the 1933 Match between S. Flohr and M. Botvinnik, The Human Side of Chess/The Great Chess Masters and Their Games, The Immortal Games of Capablanca, The Joys of Chess, The Macmillan Handbook of Chess, The Secret of Tactical Chess, The Treasury of Chess Lore, The USCF 7th Biennial US Championship of 1948, The Way to Better Chess, Thirty Five Nimzowitsch Games, 1904-1927, Two Weeks to Winning Chess, Ventnor City Tournament of 1939, Why You Lose at Chess, Winning Chess, Winning Chess for Beginners, Winning Chess Openings.