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|10 New Puzzle Sets|
|Representing the work of Hall of Famer Fred Reinfeld.|
For this article we added 10 new puzzle sets to our page on the Middle Game. The puzzles were all taken from collections published by Fred Reinfeld in the 1950s.
Reinfeld (1910-1964; New York) needs no introduction to most chess players. Inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 1996, he authored or co-authored well over a hundred chess books plus many titles on topics as diverse as popular science and coin collecting.
The first new puzzle sets are from the first chapter of Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate.
We also created puzzle sets from the first chapter of Reinfeld's 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations...
Reinfeld also worked as an editor for Al Horowitz's magazine Chess Review. The last puzzle sets are from a Chess Review series called You Too Can Be Brilliant, written in 1957 and 1958.
Most good players agree that one of the best ways to improve at chess is to solve tactical problems like those found in Reinfeld's collections. The positions in our own puzzle sets are only a small, illustrative fraction of Reinfeld's work.
If you think the puzzles seem repetitive and that you will never see any of these positions in your own games, think again. Similar positions occur in real games every day. Make sure you don't overlook them!