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3746. ----: Shakhmaty Eshegodnik. (Year Book) 1960.

Moscow, 1962. VG. 496pp. Includes 146 annotated games. £14.00


5217. ----: Shakhmaty za 1950. (Year Book) Ed: V.Ragozin.

Moscow, 1952. Original cloth-backed boards, rubbed, cover edges repaired o/w G. 339pp. Includes c.100 annotated games, problems, studies, opening theory, crosstables. One page is missing and provided in facsimile. LN 5952. £16.00


4273. ----: Shakhmaty za 1951-1952. (Year Book.) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1953. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 244pp. Includes tournament results, 61 annotated games, endgames and studies. LN 3362. £18.00


5220. ----: Shakhmaty za 1953. (Year Book) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1954. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 320pp. Includes 57 annotated games, problems, studies, opening theory, crosstables. £18.00


5219. ----: Shakhmaty za 1954. (Year Book) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1955. Original cloth-backed boards, VG. 368pp. Includes 92 annotated games, crosstables. £20.00


5035. Aagaard (J.): Attacking Manual. Volume 1 Basic Principles.

Quality Chess 2008. 1st. p/b. F. 264pp. Numerous games show how the best players in the world attack, including exercises. (A.) £10.00


3798. ADORJAN (A.): Black is Still OK!

Batsford 2004. p/b. F. 224pp. Encourages a positive attitude with the black pieces, with recommended openings and many illustrative games, many by Adorjan. (A.) £9.00


3077. Avery (B.D.): Correspondence Chess in America.

McFarland, US 2000. 1st Edn. F. 278pp. 233 games, some annotated. A detailed chronological account. (A.) £35.00


347. Barden (L.) & W.Heidenfeld.: Modern Chess Miniatures.

Dover, 1977. Repr. p/b, VG. 148pp. 161 games arranged by opening. "Varied and entertaining." (J.Grefe.) £6.00


53. Chernev (I.): The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.

Dover 1992. Repr. p/b, VG. 279pp. 62 annotated games. £7.00


3704. Cordingley (E.G.R.) & K.Whyld: The Chess Students Quarterly. Vol.I - VI (Nov 1946 - Mar 1952). (With) Match Bronstein vs. Boleslavski, Moscow 1950.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2007. Hardback. 569pp. 356 games, many annotated, 14 games of B-B match, opening theory, book reviews, various lists of books for sale. A facsimile reprint of the complete run of CSQ which was produced on an off-set litho printing machine. It was intended to be complimentary to the two major British chess magazines, giving additional games and analysis, but no news or problems. The original issues are very scarce. £27.00


2239. Cozens (W.H.): The King-Hunt.

Bell, 1970. 1st Edn. F, d/w. 120pp. 45 games in which the king in hunted into the open board, from 1844 to 1968. £9.00


3275. Damsky (Y.): The Batsford Book of Chess Records.

Batsford, 2005. New p/b. 303pp. Includes many games. Numerous records from chess history, longest/shortest etc., although more of an entertaining collection of anecdotes than a serious reference work. (A.) £14.00


4646. Douglas (J.): Every Game Check Mate! One Hundred Fine Games.

Frank Hollings, 1916. (Repr.). Small 8vo, original printed limp cloth, G. (vi),184 including adverts. 100 games each with diagram near end and solutions to mates at end. LN 3216. £10.00


60. Du Mont (J.): 200 Miniature Games of Chess.

Routledge 1941. 1st Edn. G. 287pp. Games from all eras, lightly annotated and arranged by opening. £8.00


541. Eggink (L.G.) & W.A.T.Schelfhout.: Partij Verloren.

Amsterdam 1947. 1st Edn. Original card covers with scarce d/w chipped on edges, tape repair on one edge, G. 220pp., portraits, 64 games. A memorial of Dutch chess players killed during World War 2. The main chapters are about Salo Landau and Arnold van den Hoek, the strongest players besides Euwe. (Another copy: Original black cloth, G. £20.00) £20.00


205. Estrin (Y.) & I.Romanov.: The World Champions Teach Chess.

A & C Black 1988. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 208pp. (A.) An anthology of writing from Steinitz to Kasparov, including selection of annotated games and biographical material. £12.00


63. Euwe (Dr.M.): Meet the Masters. The Modern Chess Champions and their Most Characteristic Games. With Annotations and Biographies.

Pitman 1945. 2nd Edn (slightly enlarged). G. 279pp., photos. Alekhine, Capablanca, Flohr, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Fine, Keres, Euwe. (Also: copy with scarce d/w, VG, published by Pitman but with McKay on spine and jacket to sell in U.S. £15.00). £9.00


2642. Evans (L.): The Chess Beat.

Pergamon, 1982. 1st. Large format p/b. G. 105pp. Copies of 300 of Evans' newspaper columns which appeared from 1973-81 in Sunday Washington Post or Chiacgo Tribune, most including a game, and quite a few concerning Fischer. £15.00


4661. Forster (R.): The Zurich Chess Club, 1809-2009. Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik.

McFarland, US 2011. New hardback. 436pp., numerous photos, selected games and compositions. Founded in 1809, the Zurich Chess Club is the world’s oldest chess organization. This historical text examines how the club, a driving force behind Swiss chess, also became a major player on the international chess scene. Includes the history and development of the club, its outstanding members and its memorable activities. Its historical tournaments are covered in-depth, including the 2009 jubilee festivities. (A.) £40.00


5033. Franco (Z.): Chess Self-Improvement. Assess and Improve Your Chess Strength.

Gambit 2005. 1st Edn. p/b, F. 240pp. 50 annotated games chosen for their instructive value with points for finding the best moves. (A.) £10.00


3547. Gerzadowicz (S.): Thinkers' Chess. A Compendium of Games.

Thinkers' Press, US 1995. 1st. p/b. F. 151pp. 27 games of amateurs annotated by US correspondence chess master, including humour, tips for improvement etc. (A.) £7.00


388. Harding (T.): Winning at Correspondence Chess.

Batsford 1996. p/b. VG. 176pp. (A.) Includes biographies and games of leading CC players. £7.00


2641. Harding (T.D.) Ed: Games of World Correspondence Chess Championships I - X.

Batsford, 1987. Revised Edn. VG,d/w. 246pp. "Contains virtually all of the 1000 or so games played", with informator-style notes, and full crosstables of the ten events and preliminary groups played between 1950 & 1984. (A.) £16.00


4708. Harding (Tim): Eminent Victorian Chess Players. Ten Biographies.

McFarland, US 2012. New large p/b. 400pp., many illustrations from old photos and drawings., over 160 games, many annotated. Includes 6 appendices including career records and career of Mephisto, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, indices of images, opponents, openings, general index. (A.) Comprises the biographies of Captain Evans, Staunton, Lowenthal, Bird, Skipworth, Steinitz, Blackburne, Zukertort, Burn, Gunsberg. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also provided. £32.50


4065. Hearst (E.) & J.Knott: Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records and Important Games.

McFarland, US 2009. New large h/b. 437pp., 62 photographs, diagrams, appendices, bibliography, indexes. (A.) This work provides the first extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances through the present day. It describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess's greatest players - including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Réti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramink and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with all players blindfolded. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold chess, the benefits of playing blindfold, and a readable summary of psychological research on blindfold chess ability are also included. Appendices offer a chronology of world-record simultaneous blindfold performances since the 18th century, and proposed rules for serious simultaneous blindfold play. £49.00


1093. Heidenfeld (W.): Draw! Edited with a Foreword by John Nunn.

Allen & Unwin, 1982. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 216pp. 70 annotated games spanning 100 years, all exciting draws. Completed by John Nunn after Heidenfeld's death. (A.) Uncommon. £25.00


152. Ingram (L.C.): The Cream of Tournament Chess. Part 1 (All Published). 50 Games from the Tournaments of 1851-1878.

Chess SC, 1948. Printed paper wrappers. 75pp. G. (A) & (D). LN 3340. £9.00


4347. Jones (R.H.): 60 Years in the Same Room. A History of the Paignton Chess Congress.

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. New p/b (17x24cm). 157pp., 80 pictures (8 in colour), 27 charts and cross-tables, 60 games, some annotated by famous players or hitherto unpublished. A detailed story of the event itself from 1951 to the present day, sketches of ten personalities connected with the congress in some way, including Golombek, B.H.Wood, Rowena & Ron Bruce, Ritson Morry, Michael Adams & Keith Arkell, a chapter on the remarkable Singer family whose magnificent home became the venue of this annual event. (A.) £16.00


949. Kahn (V.) & G.Renaud: Les Six Candidates au Championnat du Monde des Echecs 1948.

Monaco 1948. 1st. Original printed wrappers, pages yellowed as usual o/w VG. 101pp. 30 games and 30 finishes by each of Botvinnik, Euwe, Fine, Keres, Reshevsky & Smyslov. LN 3012. £12.00


463. Karpov (A.): The Semi-Open Game in Action.

Batsford 1988. 1st. p/b. VG. 126pp. (A.) Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann & Pirc. Includes many complete annotated games, mainly from 1984-87. £6.00


4921. Kasparov (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 1 Revolution in the 70s.

Everyman 2007. Large red hardback, silver lettering on spine. VG. 416pp., 103 annotated games, a survey of the huge advances in opening theory during the 1970s and beyond, including the opinions of 28 world experts. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." £20.00


364. Keene (R.) & N.Divinsky.: Warriors of the Mind. A Quest for the Supreme Genius of the Chess Board.

Hardinge Simpole 1989. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 342pp., photos. (A.) An objective ranking list of the 64 strongest players of all time, with short biographies, stylistic descriptions, and over 80 annotated games. £14.00


302. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1998. New Edn. p/b. VG. 160pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Speelman, McShane. (A.) £7.00


2845. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 120pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Szabo, Stean, Gufeld, Kavalek. £7.00


4049. Keres (P.): Sowjetisches Schach IV 1953 - 1960. Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.36.

Hamburg 1963. Red cloth, VG. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes. One of the scarcest in this series. £40.00


871. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Bell 1952. Repr. VG, (with a d/w torn on spine with loss, and in two pieces.) 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. £12.00


520. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Dover 1977. Reprint of 1952 work. p/b, front endpaper removed, pen notes and marks to some pages o/w G. 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. £5.00


3208. Kotov (A.) & M.Yudovich: The Soviet Chess School.

Moscow, 1983. VG. 192pp, photos, many annotated games. A completely rewritten version of "The Soviet School of Chess" (1958), including the period up to 1983. £10.00


2692. Kotov (A.) & S.Flohr: Sowjetisches Schach 1917-1935. Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.33.

Hamburg 1960. Red cloth, a bit dull, slightly soiled o/w G. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves, plus booklet of notes. £20.00


1202. Lasker (Ed.): Chess Strategy.

Bell, 1915. 1st Edn. Faded patch to front cover o/w G. 282pp. 48 illustrative games mostly from 1908-14. (Another copy: 1931 reprint. G. £10.00 ) £14.00


600. Levy (D.) & K.O'Connell: Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games. Vol.1 1485-1866.

OUP 1981. Only Edn. VG, d/w. 527pp. Some 4000 games plus openings and players index. (A.)Originally pub at £40. No more volumes were published. £25.00


1133. Lionnais (F.le): Le Jardin des Echecs.

Paris (1936.) Original printed wrappers, spine torn at foot, lower cover nearly loose. 144pp. 62 games, 93 problems. A collection of chess columns originally appearing in "Vu" chronique No.1-50, 1935-36. LN 6034. Scarce. £25.00


3484. Magergut (A.) Ed: Izbrannie partii Grossmeisterov I Masterov RSFSR.

Moscow, 1962. p/b. G. 111pp. 39 annotated games from 1948 to 1962. £12.00


3691. Neishstadt (Y.I.): Nekoronovannye cempiony.

Moscow 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w 302pp., biographies and numerous annotated games and positions of Philidor, La Bourdonnais, Staunton, Anderssen, and Morphy. £12.00


500. Pachman (L.): Pachman's Decisive Games.

Pitman 1975. 1st English Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 259pp. Analyses the most decisive games played in the last 100 years which have determined the results of major tournaments and matches, together with crosstables of each event. £10.00


4378. Padsalgikar (Tamannacharya): The Game of Chess (Native and Western Methods). Originally Published in the Marathi Language.

Sangli, India, March 1941. English Version by Vijay D.Pandit, Mumbai Oct.2009. The Chess Player, Nottingham 2009. New p/b. 136pp. Includes information on Indian tournaments, mainly of the 1920s and 1930s and 18 brief biographies of Indian players, most unknown in the West, with a selection of games, and a bibliography of Indian chess books up to 1941. (A.) Limited to 100 numbered copies. £18.00


1214. Prins (L.): Master Chess. A Comprehensive Collection of Outstanding Tournament Games.

Pitman, 1950. 1st English Edn. G. 205pp. Many games and part games mostly from 1937-39 each with an interesting introduction. £15.00


145. Reinfeld (F.): British Chess Masters Past and Present.

Bell 1947. 1st Edn. G. 93pp. 52 annotated games from 1821 to 1946. £6.00


1073. Reinfeld (F.) & I.Chernev: Chess Strategy and Tactics. Fifty Master Games Selected and Annotated.

Black Knight Press, NY 1933. 1st Edn.Original dark maroon cloth, slightly bowed o/w G. 101pp., 3 plates. A scarce work. £20.00


236. RESHEVSKY (S.): The Art of Positional Play.

McKay, US 1976 (but later repr.) p/b. VG. 335pp. 61 annotated games from recent tournaments and matches, many played by Reshevsky, arranged by positional themes. £10.00


141. Reti (R.): Masters of the Chess Board.

Bell 1972. Repr. VG. 211pp. 66 games, biographies and styles of the great masters from Anderssen to Alekhine. "One of the finest works on the game." (Also: 1933 1st English Edn. Small split on one joint, some wear to covers, some underlining to text. £10.00) £11.00


1993. Reti (R.): Modern Ideas in Chess.

Bell, 1924. 2nd Edn. Some foxing inside but covers are VG. 183pp. Discusses the ideas and styles of all the great players from Morphy to Tartakower, with illustrative games. A classic work. £9.00


247. Roche (W.L.) & A.F.Battersby.: Chess for the Rank and File.

Littlebury & Co.,Worcester 1947. 1st Edn. VG, with scarce d/w torn with some loss. 76pp. Includes sections on endgames, combinations, general advice, and 30 correspondence chess games, including 9 which won D.V.Hooper the British Correspondence Championship. Quite scarce. £20.00


1306. Romanovsky (P.): Chess in Russia. The Players and their Games. Forewords by Botvinnik & Alexander.

Soviet News, London 1946. Large format, pictorial wrappers, VG. 53pp., photos, 18 annotated games, biographies, articles, page of facsimile autographs. £18.00


3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

Moscow 1960. 1st Edn. VG. 263pp. Includes many annotated games and positions on middlegame play. £10.00


1516. Sprecher (S.): Schachkunst in der UdSSR. Ubersetzt aus dem Russischen von P.Pschebilski.

Wien, 1947. 1st German Edn. Spine torn with loss of paper, some pencil notes o/w internally good. 208pp., 51 annotated games (from 1944-47), photos, tournament tables. £14.00


712. Stahlberg (G.): Chess and Chessmasters. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell 1955. 1st English Edn (with additional sections not in the Swedish edn.) G. 131pp. A section on the leading Masters from Lasker onwards with 44 annotated games. "May be regarded as a sequel to Reti's Masters of the Chessboard." Scarce work. £20.00


137. Steiner (L.): Kings of the Chess Board 1948. A Selection of 26 Games from Saltsjobaden, Budapest, Carlsbad & London.

M.Goldstein & H.Falconer, New South Wales (1949). 1st Edn. Original cloth, d/w (slightly frayed), small faint waterstain through lower pages o/w G. 58pp. Includes an outline of Steiner's European Tour of 1948 and a brief description of the styles of 22 masters he met. A scarce item. £25.00


3669. Summerscale (A.& C.): Interview with a Grandmaster.

Everyman 2001. p/b. VG. 144pp. Interesting interviews with 9 GM's, each with their own best game, and one that they consider the best ever played. Includes Adams, Short, Hodgson, Rowson, Sofia Polgar, Seirawan, Khalifman, Lautier & Sutovsky. (A.) £12.00


2549. Tarrasch (Dr.S.): Die Moderne Schachpartie.

Leipzig 1916. Olms Reprint, Zurich 1980. VG, d/w (small edge crease). 455pp. 223 annotated games from the early 1900's arranged by openings. £20.00


2693. Tartakower (Dr.S.) & J.Du Mont.: 500 Master Games of Chess.

Dover reprint, 1975. p/b, G. pp 665, plus index of players. All games with notes and arranged by opening. An unsurpassed selection of games ranging over 150 years. £13.00


5284. Tartakower (S.): The Hypermodern Game of Chess. (Translated by Jared Becker.)

Russell Enterprises, USA 2015. Large new p/b. 411pp., illustrations, 108 annotated games from 1914-1925. The first English language translation of Tartakower's highly acclaimed work "Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie" (2nd Edn, 1925). With an emphasis on opening theory, there are also essays on strategy, tactics, endings, history and other chess-related topics, all presented in Tartakower's wonderful writing style. (A.) £30.00


4291. Tartakower (S.G.): Das Neuromantische Schach. Der Stand der Jetzigen Hypermodernen Eroffnungen auf Grund der Neuesten Analysen. Theorie und Praxis.

B.Kagan, Berlin (1927.) 1st Edn. Original (?) green cloth, gilt, VG. 130pp. 25 annotated games and opening theory. Small stain on two pages. LN 1974. £30.00


3306. Thorpe (A.): The Bury and West Suffolk Chess Club 1867 - 1997. Foreword by S.Donald Ward.

Bishop Books, Suffolk 1997. Self-published in a Small Edition. 4to, imitation dark red leather, gilt lettering. VG. 108pp plus 4 appendices of facsimiles of the Minute books, Annual Accounts and Proceedings from 1867 to 1908. Includes illustrations and other facsimiles, club history, members & officers, selection of games, some from Blackburne's three visits to the club. A very well-produced club history. £20.00


2802. Timman (J.): The Art of Chess Analysis.

RHM, NY 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 216pp. 24 outstanding games from the 1970's analysed in great detail. (A.) A renowned work. £10.00


2601. Trifunovic (P.) S.Gligoric, R.Maric & D.Janosevic: Yugoslav Chess Triumphs.

Belgrade (Chess Informant) 1976. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 291pp. Short biographies and photos of the GM's, 731 games with languageless notes. £20.00


5038. Verkhovsky (L.): Draw! The Art of the Half-Point in Chess. Foreword by Mikhail Tal.

Russell Ent., USA 2014. New p/b. 136pp. 291 examples, mainly from starting diagrams, a few complete games, 32 exercises, from all eras. Includes all kinds of brilliant drawn games. (A.) £10.00


266. Wade (R.G.): Soviet Chess.

Neville Spearman 1968. 1st Edn. G. 288pp. Some red biro circling on opening names. Includes a typed index of openings. A good reference work including over 120 games, biographical material, tournament tables, modern study composers, problems etc.. £14.00


2983. Wade, Whiteley & Keene: The World Chess Championship Botvinnik to Kasparov.

Batsford, 1986. Revised Edn. p/b. G. 298pp. Introductions and all games from 1948 to 1985, some annotated. (A.) £10.00


813. Wenman (P.): Games from Monte Carlo. Vol.1 (all published.)

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds 1945. 1st Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 87pp. 50 games from the 1901 to 1904 tournaments. £12.00


1431. Wenman (P.): Gems of the Chess Board.

Pitman 1945. 4th Edn. p/b. A few dates added on pages in pen o/w G. 57 annotated games. (Also: 5th 1945 p/b. VG,d/w £6.00) £5.00


352. Wenman (P.): One Hundred Chess Gems.

Leeds 1945. 5th Edn. VG,d/w (torn with loss on spine). 144pp. 100 games with brief notes, mainly from 1890's to 1910. (Also: 3rd Edn. 1942. larger size p/b. G. £7.00) £6.00


353. Wilson (F.) Ed.: Lesser-Known Chess Masterpieces 1906-1915.

Dover 1976. p/b. G. 369pp. 335 annotated games as reported in The Year Book of Chess 1907-1915. £10.00


5014. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 3: 1869.

Chess Player 2014. New p/b. 181pp., a few illustrations, 161 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £20.00


5092. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 4: 1870.

Chess Player 2015. New p/b, but small crease down spine, 173pp., a few illustrations, 158 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £17.50


424. Yates (F.D.) & W.Winter: Modern Master-Play..

Printing Craft 1929. 1st Edn. Orignal purple cloth, G. 105pp., brief biographies, photos, annotated games of 21 leading players of the 1920's, 2 or 3 games for each. Scarce work. £25.00