Wednesday Workout: Checkmates with Reinfeld

To honor the publication of CLO columnist Alex Dunne’s newest book, Fred Reinfeld: The Man Who Taught America Chess, with 282 Games, this week’s Wednesday Workout consists of ten mate-in-ones and mate-in-twos drawn from Reinfeld’s games. We’ll continue in this vein next week with more mates from Reinfeld’s games, ranging from three-movers to eight-movers!

Fred Reinfeld by Alex Dunne (photo courtesy McFarland)

As always, Workouts consist of diagrams to solve with answers given below. (No fair peeking!) The colored dot on the right side of the board signifies the side to move.

We begin with a short palate cleanser. Can you handle these mate-in-ones?

Having properly warmed up, here are eight mate-in-twos to try.


Next week: more mates from Reinfeld!


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