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|Jan-27-15|| ||FSR: Hmm, I see that I am now slightly older than my near-namesake was when he died suddenly. Hope that doesn't portend anything for me.|
|Jan-27-15|| ||domradave: Reinfeld's book, THE COMPLETE CHESSPLAYER
is a great place to start.
I just finished his book on Capablanca.
In his book, THE UNKNOWN ALEKHINE, he claims Alekhine was the greater player.
|Jan-27-15|| ||RookFile: The guy Reinfeld was writing about was whatever Reinfeld needed him to be. But he taught a lot of us about chess and got us fascinated in the game.|
|Jan-27-15|| ||pedro99: I used to subscribe to Chess Review. It had good articles by Gligoric on openings and Euwe on endings along with the usual news and games. Everyone else was lapping up Keene & Hartston's analyses in 'Chess' magazine so it gave me a chance to surprise them from time to time.|
Reinfeld wrote some good stuff. Along with the 1001 sacs mentioned earlier, I liked his Keres book- not one of his potboiler.s but well researched analysis.
|Jan-27-15|| ||offramp: One of my favourite chess quotations - and one of my favourite quotes of all - was about Fred Reinfeld. I first saw it at
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... ...and it runs thuslywise:|
<‘I thought I was the only one who saw that <The Human Side of Chess> was written with venom. But then, Reinfeld hated impartially! He hated Morphy, Alekhine and Capablanca most of all. <He hated all chessplayers – except those who bought his books. Those he despised.’>>
It's those destructive last 13 words that I love!
I mean, don't we all!
|May-04-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: < domradave:
In his book, THE UNKNOWN ALEKHINE, he claims Alekhine was the greater player.>
Since most serious chess players consider Capa the better player, the title of the book is apt.
|May-04-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: < pedro99:
Reinfeld wrote some good stuff. Along with the 1001 sacs mentioned earlier, I liked his Keres book>
I wish he had written "1001 winning Zwischenzugs".
That would be a great book.
|May-07-15|| ||TheFocus: <Threats are the very warp and woof of chess. Every game is an unspoken dialogue of threats and counterthreats> - Freddie Reinfeld.|
|May-07-15|| ||TheFocus: Another book was reprinted - "1,001 Excuses For Why You Lose at Chess" - Fred Reinfeld.|
Disclaimer - not a real book.
|May-07-15|| ||WannaBe: Don't remember where I read this one:
Confused A20 with B20, dropped queen on move 8.
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <The pin is mightier than the sword> - Fred Reinfeld.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <But alas! Like many another consummation devoutly to be wished, the actual performance was a disappointing one> (on the long awaited Lasker-Capablanca match in 1921) - Fred Reinfeld.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Short of actual blunders, lack of faith in one's position is the chief cause of defeat. To be sure, it is easy to recommend faith and not so easy to practice it> - Fred Reinfeld.|
|Jun-22-15|| ||parisattack: Interesting bio information on Reinfeld here from Bill Wall - http://www.chess.com/blog/billwall/...|
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of his privately published course, tournament and opening books (often referred to as the 'mimeos')?
|Jun-23-15|| ||wwall: I also have a Reinfeld bio at http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/a...|
|Jun-28-15|| ||parisattack: Excellent work <wwall>. Thx!|
|Jul-06-15|| ||sleepyirv: QOTD: <After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess.>|
I don't even bother giving respect to calculation, foresight, and self-control. Speculative attack from the first move to the last! (This philosophy usually gets you to a last move quickly.)
|Jan-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Fred Reinfeld.
I have a lot of your books.
|Jan-27-16|| ||keypusher: Rot in Hell, Fred!
(No offense, Focus, just mixing it up a little)
|Jan-27-16|| ||Jim Bartle: <Rot in Hell, Fred!>|
Re-posted five days later as "Fred, how hot is it?"
|Jan-27-16|| ||perfidious: <sleepyirv: I don't even bother giving respect to calculation, foresight, and self-control. Speculative attack from the first move to the last! (This philosophy usually gets you to a last move quickly.)>|
Seems a fine way to an early train home.
|Jan-27-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Fred.
Thank you for the Tarrasch book. An instructive writer (a teacher by trade) noting up the best games of player who played to instruct. You could hardly go wrong. This book more than any other gave me leg up's.
I regret you did not see Fischer - Spassky '72. Your books were flying off the shelves as the world caught the chess disease.
|Jan-27-16|| ||kamagong24: my first book on chess was Attack and Counter Attack in Chess by Fred Reinfeld, the chess notation was still i guess the alphabetic or old school notation i.e. 1.P-K4 P-K5 2. N-KB3 N-QB3 3. B-PQB4 B-PQB5, and the first opening i learned from that book was Giuoco Piano Greco Variation, while the first 1. d4 opening i learned was the Nimzo-Indian Saemisch, then there was this opening in the book called Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit which is a Variation of the Vienna gambit which turned out to be a surprise opening played against Capablanca when he was still a kid, Capablanca - Corzo (1901), great memories!...|
|Jan-27-16|| ||Granny O Doul: I'm struck by Fred's lifetime score here (+40-39=36). He knew the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the eh of neither. Don't know that I'd call it MY first chess book, but "How to Win Chess Games Quickly" was the chess book we had around the house growing up.|
|Jan-28-16|| ||kamagong24: <Granny O Doul> <How to Win Chess Games Quickly> i have that book too! im not sure if that was my second chess book or Bruce Pandolfini's Chess Openings Traps and Zaps! , one of the reasons why i bought the latter, was because it was the first time i've seen the algebraic notation! now i really cant remember which my second chess book was hahaha!|
“The Pin is mightier than the sword”
- Fred Reinfeld
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