Stewart Reuben

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Stewart Reuben
CountryEngland
Born1939 (age 82–83)
TitleFIDE Candidate Master
FIDE International Arbiter
FIDE International Organizer

Stewart Reuben (born 1939) is a British chess player, organiser, arbiter and author. He has also been a professional poker player, been called "one of Britain's foremost poker players" and "one of the best two or three players in England", and written several books on the topic.[1][2]

Chess career[edit]

Reuben has officiated at and/or organised a number of high-level chess events held in Britain and elsewhere, including the world chess championship, and was chief organiser of British Chess Championship Congresses for a number of years. He was the chairman of the British Chess Federation[3] from 1996 to 1999, and is currently Manager of Senior Chess for the English Chess Federation. As of 2006, he is chairman of the FIDE Organisers' Committee and a member of other FIDE committees. He holds the FIDE International Arbiter and FIDE International Organizer titles.

Reuben is a FIDE Candidate Master. During the 1993 World Chess Championship Match between Kasparov and Short, he provided some of the live commentary for the audience at the Savoy theatre.

Author[edit]

Reuben has written several books on chess including Chess Openings: Your Choice! and The Chess Organiser's Handbook. He is also the author of several books on poker, including How Good is your Pot-Limit Omaha, How Good is your Pot Limit Hold'Em?, Poker 24/7: 35 years as a Poker Pro, and Starting Out in Poker. Reuben also co-authored Pot-Limit and No-limit Poker with Bob Ciaffone, which Mason Malmuth called "the best information ever put out on these games".[4] His teaching book Play Like a Pro was translated into French as Jouez comme les pros in 2007, and then recommended by the French travel guide publisher Petit Futé for French visitors to Las Vegas.[5]

Books[edit]

Chess
  • The Chess Scene (1974) Faber ISBN 978-0571104161 (with David Levy)
  • Chess Openings: Your Choice! (1995) Cadogan Books ISBN 978-1857440706
  • The Chess Organiser's Handbook (1998 1st edition) Everyman Chess ISBN 978-1857441994; (2001 new edition) ISBN 978-0954098209
  • London 1980: Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament (2010) Ishi Press ISBN 4-87187-859-7 (with William Hartston)
Poker

Notable games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Drapkin, Richard Forsyth (1987). The Punter's Revenge: Computers in the World of Gambling. Taylor & Francis. p. 225. ISBN 9780412277702.
  2. ^ Spanier, David (2001). The Hand I Played: A Poker Memoir. University of Nevada Press. p. 212. Stewart Reuben poker.
  3. ^ Hurst, Sarah (2003). Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld. Scb Distributors. p. 103.
  4. ^ Malmuth, Mason (1999). Gambling Theory and Other Topics. Two Plus Two Publishing. p. 319. ISBN 9781880685037.
  5. ^ Las Vegas - Grands parcs 2011 ed. Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette 2011 - Page 219 "Stewart Reuben. 2007. Éditeur: Broquet. Vous voulez jouer au poker mais n'en connaissez pas ou peu les règles ? Vous détenez une main gagnante mais ne savez pas comment rester impassible face à vos adversaires ? Voici un livre fait ..."

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