I feel bad giving The Complete Chess Player
a mere two stars, but the book wasn't as revolutionary as some of the others I've read. Reinfeld dives into the basics and tests the waters of intermediate play but doesn't venture into as much positional chess, something I'm growing to enjoy. I do recall reading through this book at a young age and learning about the Fried Liver, however. Unfortunately, when confronted with the Fried Liver while playing the Black pieces in tournament play, I miscalculated, ignoring Reinfeld's advice and swiftly losing the match. Ah, to be young again.