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Author: Fred Reinfeld
Publisher: Dover Publications (February 29, 2012)
Language: English
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Fred Reinfeld (January 27, 1910 – May 29, 1964) was an American writer on chess and many other subjects

Fred Reinfeld (January 27, 1910 – May 29, 1964) was an American writer on chess and many other subjects. He was also a strong chess master, often among the top ten American players from the early 1930s to the early 1940s, as well as a college chess instructor. Fred Reinfeld was born in New York City, and lived his entire life within its metropolitan area. His father Barnett Reinfeld was of Polish heritage, while his mother Rose (Pogrezelsky) was of Romanian heritage.

Reinfeld wrote over 100 chess books in his lifetime, and perhaps . Intercollegiate Chess Championship as a teenager

Reinfeld wrote over 100 chess books in his lifetime, and perhaps over 260 books total. Intercollegiate Chess Championship as a teenager. Chess Books by Fred Reinfeld: 101 Chess Problems for Beginners (Wilshire, Hollywood, 1960)(ISBN 0879800178) 1001 Brillian Chess Sacrifices and Combinations (Sterling, NY, 1955) 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate (Wilshire Books, Hollywood, 1955)(ISBN 0879801107) 1001 Chess Sacrifices and Combinations (Barnes & Noble, NY, 1959) (ISBN 0879801115) 1001 Ways to Checkmate (Sterling, NY, 1955) A Chess Primer (Dolphin Books, Garden City, 1962) A New Approach.

Reinfeld, Fred, 1910-1964. New York, Dover Publications. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics. Chapter 4. The Three Strongest Moves. Reprinting chess books by our father, Fred Reinfeld (1910-1964), ended in the 1980s as descriptive notation was phased out in favor of the more popular algebraic notation. We are extremely grateful to Bruce Alberston, who has taken up the task of converting Reinfeld’s notations to algebraic.

I found this book, on a used book shelf, at the University of Chicago bookstore in 1984.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). I found this book, on a used book shelf, at the University of Chicago bookstore in 1984. F. Reinfeld exposes the mistakes I was making, and still make, in my games of chess.

Paperback, 112 pages. Published February 29th 2012 by Dover Publications. Win at Chess (Dover Books on Chess). 0486418782 (ISBN13: 9780486418780).

Автор: Fred Reinfeld Название: Win at Chess Издательство: Dover Классификация .

Dover books on chess, checkers and go the. Brilliant touch i. THE TREASURY OF CHESS LORE, Fred Reinfeld. Brilliant touch in. Chess . continued on back flap). Championship chess by p. w. sergeant. Dover Publications, Inc. New York. Published in Canada by General Publishing Com­ pany, Lt. 30 Lesmill Road, Don Mills, Toronto

The 300 practical chess problems included here, taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills.

Home Engine Testing Test-Positions Win at Chess. Win at Chess (WAC), a collection of 300 chess positions first compiled and published by Fred Reinfeld in 1958. The tactical postions were taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills against the masters, and were (or even are) a quite popular test set for chess engines as a sanity check.

Players at all levels of ability will welcome this new edition of a classic, now completely revised by chess authority Fred Wilson and converted into the current algebraic chess notation.The 300 practical chess problems included here, taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills against the masters. Helpful hints are given for each problem, and a table of solutions and alternative moves shows players how to evaluate their attacks. 300 black-and-white illustrations.
User reviews
I have loved chess puzzles since my childhood, working out the ones by
Koltanowski in the newspaper. I buy chess puzzle books often and therefore I
couldn't resist buying another last month. My choice this time was WIN AT CHESS
by Fred Reinfeld. Frankly, it was a testbed, also, before buying the 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate (Chess lovers' library) and 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
books by Reinfeld.

I have finished the entire book as of today. I have mixed feelings about it. In
this case, I'd like to have several sub-ratings, then an overall rating. Since
only a single rating is available at Amazon, my review has two parts. It's a
long review, but you need to know these things. Add your own review if you
disagree with me, of course.

I like Reinfeld's style. He keeps things interesting and has good insights. I'm
a chess coach, and my team loves puzzles even more than I do. I prefer having
the solutions separately, so another plus-point to Reinfeld for using that
format. I can project a page from the book to the team members easily-- no need
to mask the answers. It also is better for my own concentration not to have the
answers right at hand.

300 problems is small enough to not be intimidating, but enough to provide a
suitable range for diversity. Makes the book easy to carry and go through during
those odd moments, from waiting in a checkout line to doing the laundry.

Not identifying what sort of tactic will solve the puzzle is another plus,
although several times he does explicitly tell you (e.g., #53 and #234, Pinning
motif and #161, "How does White utilize the promotion theme?") or give you a
hint (e.g., #237, "What is the strongest discovered check?").

Having multiple levels of difficulty is shiny as well. The book can grow with
you, since the hardest problems will get easier as you develop better skills.
Leaving the book for about six months, then coming back to it should prove

Reinfeld prepared well for this book, culling from excellent games of the
masters of the past. His puzzles cover many different themes and often more than
one tactic is involved. Some of the given positions are real gems, worthy of
being memorized. Win at Chess is an excellent basis for expanding your chess
vision and honing your reflexes.

I certainly support the chess experts that recommend chess problems, but I just
have to admit that I love the challenge. It's the most fun sort of training I've
seen. It's nearly as satisfying as being in an actual game.

Having the actual game listing makes a dramatic difference to me and several
team members, but most of the puzzles give no indication of who was playing.
When a references to an actual game is made, only one of the players is usually
mentioned. So, Reinfeld gets a negative-point for leaving out such interesting
information-- it's tedious work to type in the piece layout and position-search.

He even gives teasingly vague remarks about some of the games, as in Puzzle
#282, where he points out that an earlier sacrifice of a piece was made. More
tantalizing are the puzzles for which he claims the solutions feature the most
beautiful moves on record (#277, played by Mieses), one of the greatest
combinations on record (#256, #270, etc.) and cases where the solution was
missed in actual play.

One of the other reasons I like the solutions elsewhere is to reduce the clutter
on the page, so I can concentrate on the puzzle itself. Therefore, as much as I
and my team members want the game information, let it be posted elsewhere, as in
a supplemental index.

I wouldn't care to suggest whether any chess book would effect a raise in your
tournament rating. Serious players train in different modes, with a variety of
methods and with different materials, so how could someone isolate the value of
one factor among so many? It's a joy to solve some of the harder puzzles by
flashes of insight and new habits that are forming. It's incredible to feel your
way of looking at positions and thinking about chess changing, but who should
get credit for that?

Another point I dislike about the book is the lack of any references or an
epilogue. My first puzzle book was Beginning Chess: Over 300 Elementary Problems for Players New to the Game by Pandolfini, where he categorizes the 300 puzzles and has a listing of puzzles by tactic. It's a decent book, not just for beginners-- several others may be better-- but I like those references. Also, Win at Chess doesn't have even one blank page at the front or the back for you to add any notes or place your bookplate.

I dislike the fact that some captions under a puzzle are not accurate and may
even mislead. One quick example is #4, "How does White save the menaced Queen?"
when the Queen is actually sacrificed immediately! Another is at #142, where
Reinfeld states "White (Tchigorin) has two winning methods," but only shows one
solution later.

A feature that's often lacking in puzzle books is to show alternative solutions.
"When you see a good move, you must sit on your hands and look for a better
one."-- Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941). This book does that on just a few occasions.
Also, Reinfeld's commentary on solutions is uneven. In several cases only one
move is given and it's up to you to see how the game should continue to develop.

Therefore, I would strongly suggest that everybody use this book with a mentor
available for consult; not a coach, but a chess expert or master. Ask her/him
about those puzzles that intrigue you, for additional insights or correlations.
Be honest enough to go for a consult on any puzzle you just don't understand
well, also.

I'll readily admit that I found the book more valuable and wasn't irritated by
the profuse chess errors because I used an "expert in a can." I had already
found, at the Ossimitz Chess page, a wac.zip file for Win at Chess prepared by Alberto Porta
that expands to *.cbv (ChessBase) files. It has every puzzle saved, with deep
analysis by Fritz, variations, and almost every puzzle solution continued.

Fire up your computer, run ChessBase Light (which is a free download) or Fritz 13 - Chess Playing and Analysis Program in stock and shipping!, load the files and enjoy a private tutor on every puzzle. Flip the board if you want Black at the bottom. Look at the new alternatives wrought by computer analysis-- sometimes the computer finds a better solution. New analysis often shows ways to defend against the tactics given in this book, as well.

Another fine aid is DB Books, where Ted Peterson has prepared files in both CBV and PGN formats for Win at Chess. There are tons of PGN viewers available for accessing such files. If you still have the descriptive notation version of Win at Chess, the CBV or PGN material is definitely the way to go.

I did like studying from this book and I was pleasantly surprised by several
puzzles. Hard sci-fi with startlingly original vistas appeals to me in a similar
way-- that Hmm! moment that sticks with you even after you've finished reading
the whole book. That zinger that pops back into your mind unpredictably. The
page that made you smile as you appreciated its finesse. The puzzle/scene where
you couldn't wait to tell someone special about it, even if they're not much of
a chess/sci-fi fan. The book that's hard to put down because the next part
intrigues you with the possibility of being too good to wait for later. Win at
Chess has quite a few of those, let me tell you. It works for me, so I do
recommend it, between three and four stars, but "your mileage may vary."

The copy that I bought and am reviewing now is the new Algebraic Notation
Edition of 2001, revised by Fred Wilson. Win at Chess looks like a superb value
at seven dollars full retail. It has good paper, good ink and a good binding. No
cheap production ethics from Dover Publications, not at all. But the contents are

This book missed a quality control check, if not several. The least that Dover
Publications could do is provide an errata sheet with each copy. The other
reviewers were too kind in complaining about the physical form of the book. It
even has 18 strangely formatted paragraphs that could be eliminated by using
hyphenation. I'll declare it to be unconscionable to release anything like this
to the public with a price on it. (Even if it were FREE, one should be warned!)

Like a science, math or programming textbook with erroneous formulas or code,
though, the chess notation and diagram errors are fatal. This book is a dead and
rotting corpse, then. Dover Publications really dropped the ball here. "Win at
Chess" is an odious example of presentation that brings shame on their good
name. ANOTHER new edition is needed, as evidenced by my own errata list below:

p. 13, #24 "24." and its following text are conjoined.
p. 20, #47 "White's Knight on f3 is overburdened." is correct.
p. 55, #147 Should say "followed soon by" since a ply is missing

>>>>> DIAGRAM ERRORS <<<<<
p. 12, #38 Should be a Black Bishop at c5, instead
p. 54, #157 Should be a Black Rook at d2, instead
p. 81, #233 Black Pawn should be at a6, not a7

>>>>> HEADER ERRORS <<<<<
p. 8, #21 Should be White to move
p. 9, #26 Should be Black to move
p. 87, #252 Should be Black to move
p. 96, #277 Should be Black to move
p. 96, #280 Should be Black to move

p. 6, #4 2. hxg6 mate
p. 6, #9 1. ... Rh1+?
p. 13, #30 1. Nxd6 Nxd6 <Knight swap>
p. 27, #65 1. Ne7+ Kh8
p. 27, #69 6. Re8+ Rd8, 7. Rxd8 mate
p. 27, #71 3. Qxa7 Nxf4
p. 27, #71 2. ... b6
p. 27, #74 2. Qxf1 e2+
p. 28, #76 2. Bxe6
p. 34, #81 2. Rxd6
p. 34, #82 1. Bh7+
p. 35, #100 3. Bxc7 Kxc7
p. 41, #104 1. Qxh5!
p. 41, #105 2. gxh4 Bh2
p. 41, #111 1. ... Qf1+
p. 41, #111 2. Kg4 Qe2+
p. 48, #134 1. ... Rd1+
p. 49, #138 3. Rxh5+ gxh5
p. 49, #139 4. Re8
p. 62, #162 1. ... exd5 <not a check>
p. 62, #162 6. Bf4!
p. 63, #180 1. ... Nfxd5
p. 69, #193 3. Kh1
p. 70, #197 3. Ng3+
p. 77, #216 <Needs to describe three lines>

A>> 1. Nxf7! Qb6 (or other)
2. N(f7)g5

B>> 1. Nxf7! Kxf7
2. Qxe6+ Kf8
3. Ng5 Ne5
4. dxe5 b4
5. Qf7 mate

C>> 1. Nxf7! Kxf7
2. Qxe6+ Kxe6
3. Ng5 mate

p. 83, #227 3. bxc3
p. 84, #233 3. Rde2
p. 84, #238 3. Kxb7
p. 84, #240 3. Re4
p. 90, #248 3. ... Qd4+
p. 91, #258 4. Re7 mate
p. 91, #260 3. Nc6+
p. 97, #271 5. Qe3!
p. 104, #291 3. Rc8+!
p. 105, #295 1. Rxd5+!
p. 105, #297 3. ... Bxg2! <not a check>
p. 105, #300 4. gxf8(Q)+

NOTE: This list is unofficial and may be incomplete!
(I compiled it during one reading, only.)

This was my first purchase of a Fred Reinfeld book. I still hope to buy the 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate (Chess lovers' library) and 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
books by Reinfeld. However, I haven't seen any book so poorly prepared as this
one. I still recommend Win at Chess to others-- if they have an errata list.
About 300 tactics puzzles, divided into 20-question tests. According to the intro, the questions get progressively more difficult. Since there is a grading scale for the number of correct answers out of 20, I assumed that the questions must get harder throughout a given test. Unfortunately, the tests themselves get harder, so the grading scale is worthless.
But maybe this is a good thing. For learning, it is better to have puzzles grouped by difficulty. (For accurate grading, try Test Your Chess IQ.)
The difficulty seems to be around 1400-1800. There is a book by Lein (Sharpen Your Tactics) which has about the same range.
These are combinations mainly, not checkmate puzzles. Reinfeld's How to Checkmate would be a good companion. And if you can find it (OOP) Chernev and Reinfeld's "Winning Chess" is, in my opinion, the very best way to learn the types of combinations to look for. (Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics and Znosko's Art of Chess Combination are also good for that, though the latter is quite a bit more advanced.)
This book is nothing but diagrams for drilling. No explanations. And no hints! That's closer to real conditions than some puzzle books are. And as the puzzles are from real games, they are of course realistic, not contrived compositions. However, many of them point out real blunders and real oversights!
The diagrams are very clear, not old-style--maybe a bit small, but only because the book's dimensions are small. At the bottom of the page is a little comment about the game, usually revealing nothing about the solution. This really does make each puzzle more interesting. The answers, at the end of each 20-puzzle section, are described in words as well as in algebraic notation, and that helps to make the book less dry as well.
New algebraic edition, thankfully. A 5-star book for the money.
As other reviewers of this book have already said, the editing of this book is extremely poor and or extremely rushed. Some problems have the wrong side to move, have the diagram incorrect, or are in error. Only around 5% of the puzzles have these problems with them, so the book still is able to work. It is frustrating though to have to wonder, when stuck on a difficult puzzle, that the pieces are not in the right place.

That aside the puzzles are enjoyable and I get the sense that I am sharpening my tactical vision going through them.